Officiating is more than just a job — it’s a family affair

At the start of the season, I wrote a column on how football is family, and last week’s 47-0 Hamlin win over Cross Plains provided yet another example of that.

The officiating crew for the game featured not one, but two father-son combinations wearing the black-and-white stripes.

Darrin Cox, the head of the Abilene chapter of the Texas Association of Sports Officials, was the referee and joined on the crew by his son Garrett, who served as the linesman along the Cross Plains sideline.

Jeff Posey was the umpire for the game and his son, Joe, worked the Hamlin sideline as the line judge.

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