Join the Team!

Since our inception in 1946, NWGFOA 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 curious what the first season as a NWGFOA official is like check out What to Expect. We are taking applications for the 2015 season. Someone from NWGFOA will contact you closer to the start of the 2015 season  and answer any questions you may have.

NWGFOA Banquet

The NWGFOA Banquet will be held on Monday, December 8  at the Elks Club in Dalton.  Arrive at 6pm, Elections at 6:30pm, Dinner at 6:45pm. We will hold our Board elections at this meeting.

Calhoun Rec League

Calhoun Tackle Football Rules

Calhoun Flag Football Rules

Last Week’s Case Book Review

Situation 8.5.1C A scrimmage kick by K1 from his own EZ is muffed in flight beyond the neutral zone by R1 and rebounds into the end zone where it is recovered by K2. The ball becomes dead in the EZ when K2 downs it.


RULING:  This is a safety because the force which put the ball into the end zone was still the kick by K1. R will be awarded 2 points and K will free kick from K’s 20-yard line. (8-5-2b)

Video of the Week (Illegal Personal Contact)

Watch A21 at the top of the screen following the play. This action would be enforced under Rule 9.4.3g. The offended player would fall under the description of a defenseless player.