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Officials are the most unpopular figures in local athletics

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Just a bit outside: Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman offers his take on high school officials

By Sam Hickman

 Bob Gardner, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations, and Que Tucker, commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, released the following op-ed piece last week. I’ve included it in its entirety in this week’s column.

From Gardner and Tucker, “They don’t make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores and they don’t make the all-star teams, but perhaps the most important individuals in high school sports are the contest officials.


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