Football Playoff 7-Man & 5-Man Crews
The CFOA playoff crews and assignments for 2013 are now posted. View them on the Tackle Football page.
ATTENTION!! GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
A general membership meeting has been called by the CFOA President for Sunday, Nov 3rd at 12:30pm at Lyman High School for the purpose of voting on proposed changes to the CFOA By-Laws and Constitution. These changes are needed in order to support the expansion of CFOA into volleyball. Lunch will be provided.
The following PDF files show the proposed changes in RED:
Female Officiating Crew to make History
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and its Supervisor of Officials Harold Mitchell announced today (10/22/13) that a crew of four females will serve as officials in Thursday Night's football game between Lane College and Miles College. Read more about Krystal, one of our CFOA officials --»
CFOA Football Recommendation Guidelines
CFOA Basketball Referee Education Class
The CFOA Basketball Referee Education classes have been scheduled. Registration is due by August 23 with classes beginning September 4. Space is limited, so please sign up early. Read more on the BASKETBALL page.
Alabama High School Football Coaches Brawl After Game
An Alabama high school football game got ugly as coaches from Walker and Cullman high schools brawled on the field following Cullman's 13-10 victory. Johnathan Bentley of the Daily Mountain Eagle gives us some more details:
Punches were thrown and coaches were tackled to the ground as police tried to gain control of the situation. Cullman defensive coordinator Matt Hopper left the field with a bloody face and a ripped shirt after allegedly being punched by a Walker coach on the field after the fight.
Following the altercation, both teams were rushed off the field and extra security was called to the school.
Photo via Daily Mountain Eagle
The Daily Mountain Eagle also shared this photo of a bloody Hopper being restrained by police.
View the video and story on Bleacher Report.
DeAntre Turman, top Georgia football prospect, dies after breaking neck in preseason scrimmage
By Cameron Smith | Prep Rally – Sun, Aug 18, 2013 1:41 PM EDT
DeAntre Turman, on left, died after breaking his neck during a tackle in a scrimmage — TwitterTragedy struck suburban Atlanta when a high school football player died during a preseason scrimmage after he made a tackle and suffered a broken neck.
As reported by CBS Atlanta, WSB-TV, the Associated Press and other sources, College Park (Ga.) Creekside High star DeAntre "Tre Tre" Turman was injured while being involved in a tackle during a preseason scrimmage against Bannecker (Ga.) High. According to Fulton County medical examiners, the junior cornerback suffered a broken neck, with a fracture of his third cervical vertebra.
Disturbingly, relatives and others who saw the tackle take place insist that the hit was a completely normal one, right up to the point where Truman didn’t get up off the turf.
"He tackled the guy," Turman's uncle, Kenneth Turman, told CBS Atlanta. "It was just a hard hit -- a regular hit that he’s made 1,000 times."
One of Creekside's football coaches, Glenn Ford, gave more details about the play to WSB.
"Tre broke on it, dislodged the ball and his body just went limp. [He] immediately just went limp and he was on the ground," said coach Glenn Ford.
He ran over, but Turman wasn't breathing.
"(We were) calling out his name, just trying to get him to come back to open his eyes up to move until the ambulance got there," Ford said.
Medical officials on the scene noted that Turman was suffering breathing issues as he lay on the turf following the hit, and he was immediately transported to a nearby emergency room. He was pronounced dead hours later.
Turman's death comes as a complete shock both to his family and the larger Georgia and prep football community. The Creekside star had received significant recruiting attention and had recently been awarded a scholarship offer from Kentucky, among interest from other Division I programs.
Now, those he left behind find themselves planning a shocking funeral for one of the school’s most beloved student athletes. Grief counselors have been made available to Creekside students, though that will hardly soften the blow of Turman's sudden loss.
"People knew Tre Tre," Ford told WSB. "They knew and loved him."
Previously Posted News...
News posted below will be archived in the coming weeks. It is listed here only as a reference for those who might have just joined the CFOA, or have been away from the site in recent months and want to catch up on what has been happening. It is NOT current news.
CFOA - Sad News
CFOA would like to extend our deepest condolences to Ken Griffin and his entire family due to the passing of his mother Georgiana Griffin. Funeral services will take place on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church; located at 3700 Avenue O, Riviera Beach, FL 33404.
Any arrangements or cards may be sent to:
Please keep Ken and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
CFOA Beach Weekend
Please make plans to attend the Beach Weekend this year. We are changing the format somewhat to give you more time to spend with your family or friends. We will still have training sessions Friday night and Saturday afternoon. We wanted to give you time to spend with your family and feel this is what the Beach Weekend was originally designed to do. It also affords us the opportunity to meet as a group and go over new rules, mechanics and review information from the FHSAA/NFHS for the upcoming season.
Schedule has been updated, read our BEACH WEEKEND page.
Youth Sports: Less Violence, More Offerings
by Scott Maxwell, Orlando Sentinel - TAKING NAMES
Last weekend, things turned ugly at the happiest place on earth.
A soccer tournament at Disney's Wide World of Sports ended with a near-riot among teenage players and their parents.
One teen went to the hospital with a concussion. Someone slugged a grandfather in the chest, disrupting his pacemaker. Parents looked on as kids kicked a downed goalie in the head teams said the scene "while unacceptable, is understandable."
On what planet?
Seminole Hires Scott Earley to Lead Football Program
Seminole found a state championship coach to lead its football program. 42-year-old Scott Earley accepted the ‘Noles coaching position late Wednesday night. Earley, who last coached at Lexington High in South Carolina and has a 103-45 career record, has served as head coach for three different schools and won a state title in 2008 at Myrtle Beach High.
Football Training Classes
Football training classes begin June 3rd (Monday) at Lake Highland Prep and continue every Monday and Thursday through August 8th (Thursday) for all new football officials and those with less than 4 years experience.
If you have any questions concerning football training and education, please email Roland Taylor, CFOA Secretary @ Lroland@aol.com or Mitch Fazzio, CFOA Football Vice President @ email@example.com.
Dick Pace's Surprise 85th Birthday Party
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