Thread: 5th Quarter
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Old Thu Jan 24, 2002, 09:45am
Mark T. DeNucci, Sr. Mark T. DeNucci, Sr. is offline
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I do not have a problem with the fifth quarter concept either. The OhioHSAA does not allow it but the MichiganHSAA does allow it. The question I have for you is this: Does your contract specify a fifth quarter to be played? In Michigan if your contract does not specify a fifth quarter you do not officate a fifth quarter. If the schools want to continue on as a scrimmage between themselves that is okay, but you are done. I think it is way out-of-bounds for a school to ask the officials to stay for an extra quarter when the officials arrive at the game site. I know that I sound like a spoil sport, but it is a professional courtesy that the schools should be extending to the officials.
Mark T. DeNucci, Sr.
Trumbull Co. (Warren, Ohio) Bkb. Off. Assn.
Wood Co. (Bowling Green, Ohio) Bkb. Off. Assn.
Ohio Assn. of Basketball Officials
International Assn. of Approved Bkb. Officials
Ohio High School Athletic Association
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