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UNDER THE LIGHTS (video series) Part III: Referees

(Under the Lights is a video series chronicling people who are an integral part of Friday night football even though they don’t actually play football.)

You might have yelled at Eric Barnes before. You might have booed Eric Barnes before. But you probably don’t know his story. Barnes became a a high school football official long before today’s high school football players were born. He’s worked state championships and he’s officiated games involving future NFL players, and he’s never had to dodge flying objects from the stands, so that means he must be pretty good.

Interview with Eric Barnes


Barnes calls a penalty (sorry it was a bit tough to get action shots of a ref.)


Here are previous Under the Lights entries:

Part I: JM mascot Gabriel Pierson

Part II: Brooke Point cheerleader Brittany Decatur