Any schools use high school kids to ref Jr. high BB games?

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toast
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Any schools use high school kids to ref Jr. high BB games?

Post by toast » Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:01 am

I've heard of some schools doing this in the past. I cringe at the thought. I know it has lead to some big problems.



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Re: Any schools use high school kids to ref Jr. high BB game

Post by socfan » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:55 pm

I have never seen this. We only have OHSAA licensed officals call our games. I have seen hs kids ref Pee-Wee games, but never a JH game.



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Re: Any schools use high school kids to ref Jr. high BB game

Post by toast » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:02 pm

Piketon vs Northwest a couple of years ago. I'm not sure if it was a regular season game or a scrimmage. Things got pretty ugly from what I've been told...with fans getting involved. I guess some kids called the game and basically didn't call anything. The game got out of hand.

I've seen Upward games get out of hand. It's the refs job to keep the game under control. If that means calling a foul every time down the court so be it.

From my experience kids are reluctant to blow the whistle. And when they do they don't blow it with authority.



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Re: Any schools use high school kids to ref Jr. high BB game

Post by athlete1120 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:25 am

That was a scrimmage, never would high school players ref a real junior high game at nw. Probably never again a scrimmage either, but parents of that scrimmage didn't help matters.



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