Refereeing shortage becoming a major issue

Sports officials are facing a major shortage this year affecting the entire country.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
Being a sports official isn’t the most glamorous of jobs.
Officials have to make the tough calls in the biggest games, and, in doing so, could end up ruffling quite a few feathers of coaches, players and parents.
Perhaps due to the bad reactions that officials get from time to time, sports referees have been harder to come by in recent years, not just in Marion County, but throughout the country.

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