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Penalty Chart and References

OHSAA official Greg Bartemes has put together a document listing all football penalties and their associated signal references. Courtesy to the NFHS for use of the signal chart. Please click here to view the document.

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Officiating History: The Striped Shirt

This article is a guest post by Jerry Peters, an OHSAA football official. Enjoy! Have you ever wondered where the items we wear on the field came from, specifically the striped shirt? The striped shirt we all wear today was developed in 1921 by Dr. Lloyd Olds. Dr. Olds officiated high school and college football […]

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The Penalty Flag’s History…Did You Know?

This article is a guest post by Jerry Peters, an OHSAA football official. Enjoy! “Field laundry”, “the yellow rag” or my favorite “a referee’s hanky” these are all nick-names of the yellow penalty flag each Zebra of the gridiron carries at least one of for every game. But just where did the penalty flag come […]

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