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 currently taking applications for the 2016 season. 

GHSA, for a second consecutive season selected one of our crews to work a state championship. 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. 


The 2016 GHSA Training Camp schedule has been released. 

Atlanta Central
July 9
Westminster Middle School
Northeast Georgia
July 16
Athens Academy
Central Georgia
July 22
GAOA - Macon Centreplex
Southeast Georgia
July 30
Georgia Southern University
South Georgia
August 6
Albany - Lee County HS
North Georgia
August 13
Georgia Highlands College


The cost of camp is $80 if you register 14 days prior to the start, walk up registration is $110. Register here.

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Previous Case Book Review Question

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.


RULING: 1/10 for B at B's 8-yard line   Rule 5.1.2

A1 was stopped short of the line to gain. The penalty on B's coach is an unsportsmanlike and administered as a dead ball foul. A loses possession on a turnover on downs. B's penalty is enforced half the distance from the 16 yard line, the dead ball spot.


Case Book Review

4/9 for K from its own 40 yd line. R10 holds K11 at K 42 yd line. R11 catches the kick at R 25 yd line and is tackled at R 29 yd line.

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