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Officials Facing Crossroads With Numbers Drop

By Ray Rodriguez - The Dalles Chronicle on September 06, 2016 officials Print

With the dwindling number of sports officials, high school sports athletic directors have been forced to move Friday football games to Thursdays and even Saturdays, creating a mad scramble with schedules and getting proper coverage.

The numbers issue is not just gorge-area based, however, as communities in the Blue Mountain and Portland areas are suffering from a lack of adults willing to officiate youth contests.

Mid-Columbia Football Officials president Bob McFadden is calling on men and women from across the gorge to be contributing to the community and get involved in interscholastic sports.

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