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Announcements

Business Meeting and Election – November 4, 2019

The Association of New England Football Officials held its annual business meeting on Monday, November 4, 2019. A well-represented, robust group of officials were in attendance. After the reading of the minutes and a discussion about old business and new business, the election was held. All candidates ran unopposed this year. The results of the … Read More

ANEFO 100th Centennial Celebration: 1919-2019

The Association of New England Football Officials held its Centennial Celebration (1919-2019) on September 23, 2019 at MIXX360 in Malden.  Brian Doherty, President, offered the following Centennial Message: “Welcome to the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the ANEFO.  The dedication we have shown over the many years to the game of football, the players, the coaches, … Read More

An Interesting Article – “A ‘crisis mode’ at all levels: How technology put officials in a tough spot”

“A ‘crisis mode’ at all levels: How technology put officials in a tough spot” – by Kevin Seifert (ESPN – NFL Nation – June 19, 2019) Drama unfolded in the Southern Lakes (Wisconsin) Conference wrestling tournament this year with a controversial officiating decision, one that disqualified the reigning state champion. As they do so often … Read More

An Interesting Article – “The Line Judge Position” – by Andy Staples

The line judge position is very unique and interesting. Andy Staples provided a detailed look into that position in his recent online SI article titled: “An Impossible Job: Inside My Long Day as a College Football Line Judge” published on April 22, 2019. He writes, “Of all the officials on a football field, the line … Read More

ANEFO – Newsletter – May 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Football Season! The Executive Board has been working very hard this offseason in providing valuable education and resources for our membership towards making us the best officials we can be. A strong focus has been put on NFHS rules education which will be the main topic at our summer meetings. We … Read More

Erle Garrett & Jack Walsh Receive Gridiron Club Award – March 3, 2019

Erle Garrett and Jack Walsh, both ANEFO football officials, received the coveted “Stewart Award!” The award is issued annually to top high school football officials. Both Erle and Jack received this prestigious award at the Eleventh Annual Super26 Dinner sponsored by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston and the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association at the Lantana in … Read More

MIAA Change to Federation Rules – Position Paper

February 13, 2019 To whom it may concern: We are writing to express our concern at the recent MIAA decision to switch from NCAA to National Federation of High School (NFHS) rules. This decision was made without any input from the MIAA football committee, athletic directors, coaches or officials, the latter two being the major … Read More

ANEFO 2018 Banquet

The 2018 ANEFO Annual Awards Banquet was held at the Irish-American Club in Malden, Massachusetts on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. This capstone season event is historically the Monday before the annual Thanksgiving Day football games.  Mike Sullivan was the master of ceremonies, and he introduced the retirees and special guests.  The platters … Read More

Business Meeting and Election – November 5, 2018

The Association of New England Football Officials held its annual business meeting on Monday, November 5, 2018. A well-represented, robust group of officials were in attendance. After the reading of the minutes and a discussion about old business and new business, an election was held. The results of the election for ANEFO Officers are as … Read More

Football Clock Operators Class & Exam – Sept 18, 2018

Would you like to be a clock operator for high school football games? If so, this for you. The Association of New England Football Officials (ANEFO) will be holding a clock operators class and exam on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Irish-American Club, 177 West Street, Malden, MA 02148. The class … Read More