Help Wanted: Football games can't officiate themselves

Help Wanted: Football games can't officiate themselves
Foy Shemwell (Source: WALB)
Foy Shemwell (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - All-star football officials association is down 20 referees from last season.

That's the association that covers southwest Georgia football.

Albany native Foy Shemwell won the 2017 Earl Etheridge Excellence in officiating award for football.

That's awarded to the top official in the state as voted by his peers.

He's 13 years in the game, and welcomes former athletes like himself to give it a try.

"The association is willing to work with people," said Shemwell. If people have certain days they cant break free at 5, they'll work with you on days you can. The big thing is we need able-bodied people who are willing to be a positive professional example for our community."

Interested officials are invited to join the association this weekend.

Camp Brockey Brock is this Saturday at Tift County High School.

They will be reviewing new rules and mechanics for 2017 and doing on-field work.

Registration is at 8 a.m., the camp is from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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