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high school football

referees
July 24, 2018

Texas referees say verbal abuse is forcing them from profession

A survey found that 80 percent of Texas high school football referees who left the profession in 2017 did so because of the constant verbal abuse that's thrown their way. The survey, released earlier this month, was conducted by the Texas Associat...


May 16, 2018

How an Illinois HS football program bounced back after hazing scandal

[caption id="attachment_26166" align="alignleft" width="550"] Photos: Nancy McGee[/caption] On a cold February day, Lake Zurich (Illinois) High School football coach Luke Mertens sits in the office of Athletic Director Andrew Lambert.  Asked t...


football instant replay
April 25, 2018

Texas adds instant replay to state football championships

Texas will begin using instant replay during the high school football state championships beginning with the 2018 season. The University Interscholastic League (UIL) plays football by NCAA rules, and each year the UIL reviews exceptions to NCAA fo...


April 12, 2018

Mobile Equipment Storage Equals More Time Coaching

{Sponsored} Students shuffle into the gear room one at a time to grab their bulky pads and helmets. The equipment assistant sighs. At this rate, it’ll be at least 20 minutes until everyone has gear and heads out to the football field. Then they’l...


February 8, 2018

NFHS approves rule changes for high school football

High school football players found with missing or improperly worn equipment while on the field will be removed from the game for at least one down, unless the improper equipment is attributed to a foul by the opponent. This revision in Rule 1-5-5...


November 1, 2017

Ohio high school football coach resigns over parent threats

An Ohio high school football coach who resigned this week cited repeated attacks from parents and other community members as one of the reasons. Middletown High School head football coach Lance Engleka just finished his second season with the team...


referees
October 30, 2017

New Jersey football refs walk off field over athlete protests

UPDATE: The two referees in the story below have been banned from working any more games for the remainder of the football season, according to NJ.com. One of the referees, Ernie Lunardelli, has hired an attorney and is unsure how he proceed. ...


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September 28, 2017

USA Football ‘Adopt a League’ initiative helps programs after natural disasters

From USA Football USA Football, in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, today introduced its “Adopt a League” program. The initiative identifies youth and scholastic football programs that have been adversely affected by the three stor...