The Burner: Where did the refs go?

Brandon Brown


Officials around Washington say there is a growing disconnect between them and players, coaches and fans. It’s showing as the number of new referees dwindles and the industry struggles to replace its aging core, mirroring a trend seen nationwide. Games have already had to be rescheduled; if the pattern continues, they could start to be canceled.

Evan Webeck’s story on a vital part of high school sports can be found here.

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