2020 News & Announcements

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COVID-19 Update: June 10, 2020

“Prepare your organizations to officiate this fall…”   CHSAA:Hot off the press as of this morning…We anticipate CHSAA will be issuing guidelines that sports (including football) can proceed so long as no more than 25 players are on the field/court


COVID-19 Update: May 25, 2020

First and foremost, happy Memorial Day!  We wanted to take a brief moment and acknowledge all of the men and women in our association that have served and are currently serving in the armed forces.  Thank you for your service

Football Drone

2 Viewpoints: The Value and Risks of Football Drones

The Use of Drones in High School Football Football drones can be a subject of much controversy. Is the quality and value of the video worth the potential distraction to players and officials? Does the unique video perspective help coaches


Smithwick On The Mend

As many of you know, our friend and fellow official Jim Smithwick was critically injured in a car accident out-of-state, during December of 2019.  After several surgeries and a long stay in the hospital, Jim says he is on the


Congrats Lee Doerr and Rob Jones

Lee Doerr Rob Jones The DFOA would like to congratulate Lee Doerr and Rob Jones on their promotion to Referee and Crew Chief for the 2020 football season.  There were two leadership openings due to retirements from 2019, Lee and


2020 Crews

Based on the number officials registered as of March 1st, the decision was made to reduce the total crew count from 24 down to 22.  This will allow DFOA to have more “depth” per crew and greater coverage due to


COVID-19 and High School Football

A few questions have come in about COVID-19 and the impact it may have on the upcoming football season.  As of today, it’s just too soon to tell.  August is a long time from now and events from this pandemic


DFOA Dues for 2020

Everyone should know that the DFOA has annual membership dues of $25.00.  This goes directly to DFOA to support our members as we do not receive any of the $90 that is paid to CFOA / CHSAA. With our strong


Roster available for 2020

Based on the March 1st officials list from CHSAA, we have posted a 2020 roster of officials on the site.  We will add new and transfer officials throughout the season. Test results and eligibility for post-season work will be posted

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