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Congratulations to the CFOA Basketball officials who worked the FHSAA Boys Final Four. Two crews worked in the games in Lakeland. They were evaluated several times in their journey to the Final Four and at the State Tournament. Thank you for your dedication to excellence, time, and effort.

  • Jerome Blake
  • Michael Koller
  • Ian Ross
  • Jordon Conley
  • Mario Dixon
  • Felix Martinez - Miranda

Congratulations to the CFOA Basketball Officials who worked the FHSAA Girls Final Four. 3 crews worked in the games at Lakeland. They were evaluated several times in their journey to the Final Four and at the State Tournament. Thank you for your dedication, time, and effort.

  • Tim Bateman
  • Crystal Ford
  • Ritha Johnson
  • Elaine Dean
  • Deondra Campbell
  • Pat Sanchez
  • David White
  • Chuck Pula
  • Mike Ludwig


Dear CFOA Flag Football Officials,

If you have not yet registered for Flag Football with the state and CFOA please do so as soon as possible. The deadline to register for flag football is 2/27/17. We will have a meeting at St. Cloud High School on Saturday, March 4th @ 9:00am. The schedule for this date is 9:00am - 10:00am classroom session, working scrimmages 10:30am to 11:30am JV game, 11:30 to 12:30pm Varsity game with lunch being served immediately following the scrimmages at 12:45pm.

There is NO Flag Football rules test for this season. All NEW members will be required to come to the meeting in order to be evaluated by our veteran Flag Football officials. IF you need/want your books before the meeting on Saturday, March 4th, you can contact Roland Taylor 407-855-3035 (Home) 407-701-0563 (Cellular).

After talking to several associations, we have determined that they have an officials dress code for flag football. This year everyone will be required to wear the SAME uniform as it looks more professional.

The uniform WILL BE as follows:

  • collared black and white referee shirt
  • black coaches shorts (Honig's has them)
  • black and white piped football hat
  • black socks
  • black belt (Honig's has this)
  • mostly black shoes/cleats
  • penalty flag (1 or 2)
  • black bean bag
  • two different color discs or cones (orange - offense, yellow - defense)
  • game card (score, unsportsmanlike penalties)

Important Dates
Preseason classic tournaments (Week 36) – March 6-11
First regular season playing date (Week 38) – March 13
Last district playing date (Week 43) – April 22
State entry list due (Week 44) – April 24
Last regular season playing date (Week 44) – April 29

2017 Florida High School Flag Football State Championships

District Tournaments
When: Monday, May 1 - Thursday, May 4, 2017
Regional Tournaments

  • Regional tournament semifinals on Friday, May 12, 2017
  • Regional tournament finals on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Florida High School Flag Football State Championships
When: Friday, May 19 - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Where: TBD
Friday, May 19:

  • Semifinals
    • TBA

Saturday, May 20:

  • 1A/2A State Championships
    • TBA

Thank you,
Kevin Bowersox
CFOA Flag Football Vice - President

CFOA Basketball Volunteer Hospitality Hosts

Thank you CFOA Basketball Volunteer Hospitality Hosts. These individuals voluntered their time and up-front money to pick up meals (food and drinks) for guest FHSAA officials coming to CFOA Playoff sites. They are our welcoming committee to other associations. Volunteering is an important part of the CFOA being respected and to the success of the association. Thank you for your time and effort.

  • Nick Stachurski (Great job coordinating and communicating the total effort)
  • Shamon Allen
  • Samuel Anderson
  • AJ Apellaniz
  • Carl Blair
  • Kevin Bowersock
  • Tom Boyd
  • Carlton Burke
  • David Caesar
  • Carlos Childress
  • Ed Collier
  • Jon Creighton
  • Joe Galvin
  • Kelly Gant
  • Rackell Golson
  • Vernon Law
  • Mike Ludvig
  • Sonia Marshall
  • Willie McBride
  • Paul Olmstead
  • Chap Walker
  • Adrion Webb
  • Ricky Williams
  • Mevett Wooley
  • Mark Rossi
  • Ross Leduc
  • Jason Carroll
  • Anthony Tolbert

The 2016-2017 Basketball Rank & Muster List is available for download.

Download List

Names in black are eligible for FHSAA 2016/2017 Playoffs. Names in red mean you are not eligible. If your name is in red and you don’t agree, please contact Carlos

Rules Clarification - Uniform Shorts

We have seen male and female players with the waistband of their uniform shorts rolled up revealing the inside elastic portion. We requested clarification on this and the FHSAA has told us that they have no position on this subject and are allowing each association to determine how we want to enforce this. The leadership of the CFOA does not believe that rolling up the waistband of the uniform shorts materially alters the way the shorts were meant to be worn and does not violate Rule 3.5.5. However, if a 2nd logo is revealed, then the waistband must be rolled down or the logo must be removed or covered and the draw string must always be tucked inside the shorts.
Jim Mills
CFOA Rules Interpreter

2016-17 FHSAA Playoff Crews - Basketball

crew 1 R David White
U1 Chuck Pula
U2 Michael Lindvig
crew 2 R Xiomara Cruz
U1 Patricia Sanchez
U2 Deondra Campbell
crew 3 R Tim Bateman
U1 Reatha Johnson
U2 Crystal Ford
crew 4 R Elaine Dean
U1 Tricia Duncan
U2 Kevin Bowersox
crew 5 R Sanny Olimpo
U1 Jack Bradford
U2 Julian Hale
crew 6 R Willie Bateman
U1 Gladys Hightower
U2 bruce bergherm
crew 7 R Samuel Wright
U1 Jerome Hightower
U2 Richard Smith
crew 8 R charlton walker
U1 Mark Rossi
U2 carlos dejesus
crew 9 R Anthony Hernandez
U1 Michael Sorrough
U2 Dan Croom
crew 10 R Sylvester Woodley
U1 Jessica Vanatta
U2 Vincent Apellaniz
crew 11 R David Caesar
U1 Carmine Tutera
U2 Chris Datres
crew 12 R Michael Boykin
U1 Jimmy Mincey
U2 Norberto Appelaniz
crew 13 R Carlos Childress
U1 William Cartagena
U2 Nick Stachurski


crew 1 R Jerome Blake
U1 Ian Ross
U2 Mario Dixon
crew 2 R Michael Koller
U1 Jordan Conley
U2 Felix Martinez-Miranda
crew 3 R jim mills
U1 Ronald Telot
U2 John Adkins
crew 4 R Carl Blair
U1 Tom Campbell
U2 James Boyd
crew 5 R Rodney Brown
U1 Christopher Hightower
U2 Anthony Napolitano
crew 6 R Tony Brackins
U1 Daniel Aupont
U2 Carlton Burke
crew 7 R Avarice Smith
U1 Robert Sumpter
U2 Anthony Gordon
crew 8 R Kermit Kim Fessler
U1 Edward Collier
U2 David Weisberg
crew 9 R Gregory Vanatta
U1 Jon Creighton
U2 James Connor
crew 10 R Mark Rossi
U1 Anthony Tolbert
U2 James Lyon
crew 11 R Jesus Reyes
U1 Donald Williams
U2 Tom Boyd
crew 12 R Michael Sorrough
U1 Jorge San Pedro
U2 Michael Gearhart
crew 13 R Willie McBride
U1 Adrion Webb
U2 Edgar Colon

I have just received the below information from FHSAA, please read and respond/register accordingly.

Allen Cramer

Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 2:17 PM

------- Forwarded message ------

Good Afternoon,

Please get this information out to your officials. Those officials who have yet to register for a spring sport can go to the official’s page to get registration information ( As of today, we are approximately 1,000 officials short of our average. The deadline is coming up in February. We have had numerous officials tell us they are waiting for the new online system. Please note that the new online system will not be ready prior to the registration deadline. We are planning on having the system ready by June.

Justin Harrison
Associate Executive Director for Athletic Services
(352) 372-9551 x 180


FHSAA Important Dates for Registration and Test Dates for 2016-17

BA=baseball; BB=basketball; FB=football; FFB=flag football; LC=lacrosse; SB=softball; SC=soccer; SW=swimming & diving; TR=track & field; VB=volleyball; WP=water polo; WR=wrestling

2016-17 Registration Deadlines





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