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Abuse causes shortage of high school football game officials


October 20, 2019

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Robert Breedlove, a 53-year high school football official, tells a sobering story.

"A couple years ago, a friend of mine was working a sub-varsity game," Breedlove tells the Tulsa World . "One of his first-year guys was with him, since you try to work veterans with less-experienced officials to help teach them. Well, this guy comes to my friend at halftime. I guess they'd had a rough first half."

A pitiful fact about football and most youth sports: the younger the kids playing, the worse-behaved the adults watching. The adults direct their tantrums at the kids and at e...

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