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Referee shortage impacts high school football game schedules in Sacramento region

As football season kicks off, a shortage of referees is forcing high schools across Northern California to rearrange their game-day schedules. Instead of Friday night games, some schools will have to move a game or two to another night of the week this season. ´╗┐Kristofer Zanardelli, who has been a referee for volleyball and soccer for years, said the big issue is not the people actively involved in the game. He said the spectators instead are what's largely causing the shortage, having dealt with his own instances of unruly spectators.

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