Please come out to support our crew for the All star game at Ft. Myers High, 7:30PM kickoff.
Referee: Danny Whidden
Umpire: Buddy Thomas
Linesman: Jody Finley
Line Judge: Billy Shaffer
Back Judge: Matt Grannan
ECO: Maureen Abele
Listed in approximate order: Referee, Umpire, Head Linesman, Line Judge and Back Judge. **Crews and positions subject to change**
Wheeler; Tisme, Hobbs, Crawford and Leslie
Reese; Bavilacqua, Finley, Shaffer and Weeks
Whidden; Murphy, T. Smith, Ferriera and Spangler
Stevens; Whitesell, Latherow, Guillen and Luecke
Brown; T. Herrera, Paul, Bizier and Broyles
Mantica; Mendoza, Buonocore, Morgan and Gembecki
Schaible (Retired); Rodriguez, Jacobs, Young and Nicholson
Hanson; N. Jones, Bryant, Whitmore and Grannon
S. Smith; Thomas, Dente, Reynolds and Rogers
Goble; Walker, Lewin, Ackerson and Sullivan
Roorda; Vetrano, Costain, Mackett and Merrow
Burch; Pointer, Mongoven, Lutz and Rusnock
Officials will need to register with the state in order to receive their Rule book packet. **Deadline is August 5, 2012**
Classes will be every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Butch Goble, veteran FHSAA Football and Baseball official, was inducted into the 2011 FHSAA Hall of Fame class in Gainesville, last month. Butch has served on both association boards, training groups, countless games and several state championship games. Congratulations Butch!!
Crew #1, lead by Doug Stevens, was assigned by the FHSAA to work the 2010 2B State Championship game between University School of Ft. Lauderdale (13-0) and Trinity Catholic of Ocala (13-0). R=Doug Stevens, U=Tim Wheeler, H=Rick Sanzone, L=David Lutz, B=Mark Rusnock, S=Denver Spangler, F=Kevin Bryant, ECO=Alex Perez.
Pregame photo of the crew. Trinity wins 56 to 55 in 3 overtimes.
ELEVEN state finals records were broken or tied in this monumental game.
1. 111 total points scored, broke a 17 year old record held by Miami Southridge and Bradenton Manatee.
2. 16 combined touchdowns broke the mark set in the same 1993 game.
3. 3 OT's tied for the longest contest.
4. University's Douglas Cook's 43 completions shattered the previous mark by 20.
5. His 61 attempts also broke a previous record of 44.
6. University's Nick Kutscher caught 14 passes, setting a new standard.
7. University's Jordan Cunningham's 3 TD catches tied the record.
8. Total offensive plays of 92.
9. Most attempted passes of 77.
10. Most completed passes of 51.
11. Most passing yards of 609.
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June 17, 2010
South Gulf Football Officials Association named Officials Association of the Year
GAINESVILLE – The South Gulf Football Officials Association of Fort Myers was named the 2010 Officials Association of the Year at the annual Officials Leadership Conference in Gainesville this weekend.
The award is the highest honor awarded by the Association to a local officials association deemed to have contributed at the highest level of excellence to Florida high school athletics. Among the factors considered are recruitment of new officials, retention of member officials, education and training of membership, professionalism, and innovation.
About the FHSAA
The Florida High School Athletic Association is the governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida. It has a membership of more than 770 middle and senior high schools, and sponsors postseason competitions to determine the official state high school champions in 30 different sports. The 16-member FHSAA Board of Directors is the executive authority of the Association.
President Mike Brown receives the prestigious award from Dr. Peggy Jones from the FHSAA, along with Vice President Tom Hanson and Treasurer Butch Goble.
Joe Rider with SGFOA alumni Jimmy Russell (WVIAC & Sunbelt) and Mike Pavese (ACC) at his 2010 FHSAA Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Gainesville, Florida.
The South Gulf Football Officials Association is dedicated to providing top quality officiating services for all high school football programs within the state of Florida. The SGFOA is committed to the recruitment, training and development of officials motivated by the pursuit of excellence in the avocation of high school football officiating.