Just my take as a loyal high school football fan. I've been to games all over the state, hands down the worst officiating is in el paso. These guys call everything and even what doesn't exist. You can see them pulling for their flag before the play is even over. They have legalized holding and don't mention pass interference. That's why these guys only get playoff games in el paso. You never see them doing 3rd,4th and 5th round games. Sad for el paso. Especially players.
I guess you've never been to a game in Midland.
I have been to numerous games in both Midland and Odessa, and the officiating at least let the kids play. They called the obvious. Not 8 pass interferences in a game . Like I saw at bel air 2 weeks ago.
As an ex football official, I called ball for 18 years. I have one thing to say, if you or anybody out there can do better, than become an official. Believe me it looks a lot different on the field than from the stands. Do judge these guys out there.
As an ex football official, I called ball for 18 years. I have one thing to say, if you or anybody out there can do better, than become an official. Believe me it looks a lot different on the field than from the stands. Don't judge these guys out there.
This is dumb. Officials are. Ever considered good. As a fan you will never see a game as arbitrary. All you see is calls missed for your team. You dont see the calls missed that worked in your favor. I know there is an officials shortage become one if you can do better
I have to agree.. having lived in Arizona and seen many high school games across the state of Texas officiating in El Paso is by far the worst and not just in football but across the board.. hell half these officials can barely get up and down the field or court..
I officiated for a couple of years and yes it is different on the field. But to some degree it is not as good as it can be. I do see a lot of obvious penalties not being called, and a lot of penalties being called on competitive plays, in other words they are not letting the kids play. For the most part it is not bad, but the obvious penalties should not be missed.
I agree 100 percent
Don’t know how accurate this is but I’ve had a couple of people tell me that they’ve been to games where at times the officials didn’t know what penalties warranted 5 yards or 10 yards. I know officiating isn’t easy but there’s no excuse if that’s true.