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Merrimack Valley

March 5, 2010

Who is that Green Man? Central students mum on mascot's true identity, with video

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Besides the cowboy, Green Man can get the whole crowd to protect him if he needs it. This was evident Tuesday at Central's game versus Acton-Boxborough, when a look-alike emerged from the opponents' fan section and challenged Green Man to an arm wrestling challenge. Central's Green Man pulled back his arm as the referee blew the whistle and the home crowd reminded the visiting team's fans of who was the better team.

"Scoreboard! Scoreboard!" they chanted.

With a little more than four minutes left in Tuesday's game, Green Man climbed on the back of one of the Crazies and left in what has become his victory celebration.

"He never stays," said Bianca Silveira, 18, a senior.

"Green Man does his disappearing act when he knows the game is over, but comes back as a normal person. I love the Green Man because he's brought so much spirit to this school."

Schaufenbil (Yoshi) said the power of Green will bring the power of the Red Raiders victory.

"With Green Man, we are fist-pumping our way to a state championship," Schaufenbil said.

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