For those chosen by CFOA to work in the playoffs... congratulations. Finish the season strong!
Become an Official
2018 Gold Official Nominations
Area Meeting Tracking
Meetings, Training, & Events
2018 Crew Groups
News & Updates
CFOA Mechanics Manual Amendments - Check Frequently
Championship Crews 2015 - Present
Championship Crews (Before 2015)
Crew Mug Shots
Crew Mug Shots - Before 2016
Helpful Links & Resources
2010 NFHS Exam
2010 NFHS Exam Update
2010 Meeting Dates & Latest News
2010 Annual Golf Tournament
2010 State Playoffs
2011 State Playoffs
Original Scrimmage/Summer Camp Information
2011 News You Can Use...
2011 Proposed Policy Amendments
2011 NFHS Exam
2011 NFHS Exam Update
2011 Area Director Applications
2011 Meetings & Training
2011 Annual Golf Tournament
2012 State Playoffs
2012 Crew Chief Application
2012 Georgisms, Game Situations
2012 Meetings & Training
2012 Annual Golf Tournament
2012 Area Assignors
2013 Meetings, Training, & Events
2013 Area Director Applicants
2014 Referee Olympics
2014 Winner's Circle
2014 Meetings, Training, & Events
2015 Meetings, Training, & Events
2017 Mentor Training Groups
2017 Gold Official Nominations
Week 4 - 2017
Back to list
Week 4 - 2017
19 Sep 2017 1:09 PM
It appears some referees are simply enforcing the penalties that are reported to them without insisting on a fuller explanation. Chapter 13 of the Mechanics Manual has quite a bit of detail on that. Without belaboring the point, false starts and encroachments are simple but for PI and holding, the referee needs to hear what happened. That is especially critical for USC’s.
We’ve had a couple of occasions where the officials have been accosted while leaving the field and the referee did not find out what happened until everyone was in the locker room. That seems to indicate officials are not leaving the field together. Unsporting acts that occur after the game ends should be reported and an ejectable offense should be so stated in the game report.
A player who lifted and pounded an opponent repeatedly into the ground was ejected because it was his second USC. That describes a flagrant PF worthy of immediate ejection regardless of any previous USC fouls.
“Game length” has been added to the report summary. Many referees are including that and it appears to be useful info. If the average game length gets too long, we will propose changes to the clock rule. Also, we are asking for the actual start time, not the scheduled start time.
During the coin toss, no other players are allowed on the field unless its senior night which is usually the last home game of the season. In such case, the seniors must remain at the top of the numbers (9-yard marks).
© Denver Football Officials Association