Monday, August 24, 2009

Varsity Football Scrimmage

Friday night was the start of our high school season as we officiated a Varsity football scrimmage.

Both teams looked pretty good on offense and it was nice to get back out there and run the field. The weather was hot, the players were passionate, and I was pumped up chest bumping my fellow refs. Friday night lights are back!

I had a few penalties and some talk to the players about situations.

Hard hits, explosive touchdowns, and what? No screaming coaches or fans at the officials??? Not yet. Soon.

The following day I reffed a few Peewee football games and that went smooth. Some really good young football players.

This Friday is the official start to the season as we officiate in the Skyline Crosstown Showdown. We have Lakota West vs. Northmont and it should be a dandy of a game to kickoff the season!

Friday, August 21, 2009

It's Time!

It has been a different kind of offseason for me this year. Let me just say I'm thankful...

It's that time of the year again. Friday night football starts for me tonight. I've had a little bit of tuning up with some 7 on 7 reffing and already got some Peewee games in.

My adrenaline has been through the roof the past couple of days because we won our co-ed softball championship at work. I know its co-ed but we were still fired up.

Tonight's game is a scrimmage but it involves two good teams. No. 4 nationally ranked Elder at Lakota West. Both of these teams could very well end up in the playoffs.

Let the games begin!