Since our inception in 1946, Northwest Georgia Football Officials Association has a commitment to excellence in football officiating  that is unequaled. Our membership is a diverse,

professional and dedicated group that is committed to providing the highest level of officiating to all the Georgia High School Association member schools.

We cover the greater NW region of Georgia from Rossville to Adairsville, Rome to Blue Ridge and all parts between. If you're wanting more information about what the first season as a NWGFOA official is like, visit What to Expect. We are no longer taking applications for the 2015 season. 

We are coming off a season that saw the GHSA select one of our crews to officiate a state championship game for the  first time in nine years. There is a strong sense of accomplishment amongst the members of NWGFOA but we are not satisfied. We are committed to improving upon an already strong team of officials.

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  • Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Jalal Ad-din Rumi, Persian Poet

Previous Case Book Review Question

On 4th down, K1's punt is blocked by R1 behind the neutral zone where K2 recovers and advances beyond the line to gain. When does the clock start?


RULING: On the snap   Rule 3.4.3

The clock shall start with the snap if the clock was stopped because either team was awarded a new series following a legal kick.


Question of the Week

With 4/5 on B’s 20, A1 is downed on B’s 16-yard line. During the down, the coach of B is on the field arguing with a game official.

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