Football

Welcome to KSOA Football
KSOA Football Member Update

Each month, the KSOA Football Committee will be publishing a member update linked through our member newsletter and published in full here. Please click the "Football Update" box to see the latest with KSOA Football.

Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA)
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In order to officiate high school football, referees must be registered with the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA). Click on the KSHSAA logo to learn more and to register as a KSHSAA official. The KSHSAA administrator for football is Mark Lentz.

KSHSAA Requirements to Officiate High School Football

  • Register with and pay KSHSAA dues

  • Successful completion of a NFHS Football rules test (a score of 90 or higher to be eligible to officiate post season contests)

  • Attend a KSHSAA rules meeting (either in-person or online this year)

  • Attend a KSHSAA Area Supervisor Meeting (to be eligible to officiate post season contests)

Please note the following important 2019-20 KSHSAA Football dates:

August 8: KSHSAA Rules Meeting* (7pm @ SM Northwest)

August 19: Beginning Practice Date

September 4: Earliest Possible Games

September 6: First Friday Night Games

November 8: Regional Games

November 15: Sectional Games

November 22: Sub-State Games

November 30: State Championship Games

*KSHSAA football referees may complete their rules meeting requirement either in-person or online. A full list of meeting dates and times can be found here.

2019 Kansas State Champions

6A: Derby

5A: Mill Valley

4A: Bishop Miege

3A: Andale

2A: Nemaha Central

1A: Centralia

8-Player DI: Canton-Galva

8-Player DII: Osborne

National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is the overarching governing body of high school football. Below are links to NFHS Football publications.

2019 Football Jersey and Pant Rules

2019 Football Rules Changes Press Release

2019 Football Rules Changes

Call the Game (CTG)
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Call the Game (John Dehan) is the Director of Officials, assigning basketball officials for the following high schools:

  • Crossroads Conference

  • Eastern Kansas League (EKL)

  • Kansas City-Atchison League (KCAL)

  • Sunflower League

  • United Kansas Conference (UKC)

The Call the Game Sport Coordinator for football is Jack Messer.