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Old Sun Jan 27, 2002, 09:23pm
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Originally posted by Mark T. DeNucci, Sr.
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.
It definitely does sound like a spoil-sport attitude to me. A little altruism goes a long way
David A. Rinke II
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