Majority-Female Crew Refs Black College Football Game

ref-thumbRecently a milestone was reached when for the first time in history, a majority-female officiating crew took the field for an intercollegiate football game between Lane College and Miles College. Four of the seven officials for the game between the historically Black colleges were women. The game was played at Albert J. Sloan-Alumni Stadium at Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama.  Miles won the game 38-26.

The women officials were back judge Krystie Appellariz, field judge Sebrina Brunson, head linesman Yvonda Lewis, and line judge Tangela Mitchell.

The National Football League sent scouts to the game, not to look at the players, but to assess the performance of the officials.


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