Shortage of football officials in Amarillo

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by Jeff Fisher

Texas Associatiion of Sports OfficialsIt’s a trend that we’ve been hearing about a lot over the last few years — a lack of high school football officials.

Now the Amarillo Chapter of the Texas Association of Sports Officials is going on the offensive to find fresh talent to wear striped shirts.

According to Amarillo Globe-News, there’s been a 35-percent decline in the number of football officials, which means there could be a shortfall of officials for three to five games in the Texas Panhandle region this season.

If you’re interested in being a football official in the area, you can contact Wayne Bernier at [email protected].  Training for the 2015 season begins on July 20th.


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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.