Football News & Announcements

October 12, 2020

KILLEEN, Texas — In 2015 Heather Beardsley suited up for her first tackle football game, and now as a senior ...
September 25, 2020

TILL DEATH DO US PART, THE GARY SPEED STORY

Gary Speed was recently honored at a Ratliff Stadium halftime ceremony,  His story is a MUST SEE  
September 25, 2020

COVID CAUSES HEADACHES FOR ASSIGNORS

Michael Fitch, TASO Staff I have always had a special respect and appreciation for our 150+ local chapter assignors, they ...
August 30, 2020

CORONAVIRUS DOESN’T EXIST IN BORDEN COUNTY. THIS TINY TEXAS TOWN KNOWS THE RETURN OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL MIGHT CHANGE THAT

Dallas Morning News GAIL — You won’t find coronavirus in this small West Texas county, but you’ll find reminders of ...
August 25, 2020

CORONAVIRUS HAS SPARKED REFEREE SHORTAGES. INSTEAD OF PANICKING, HERE’S HOW TEXAS HS FOOTBALL OFFICIALS ARE ADAPTING

At one point, when the virus was running its course through him, Xavier Velazquez didn’t know if he’d be anything ...
July 31, 2020

FOOTBALL EXPANDS TRAINING WITH TASO LIVE WEBINAR

On July 25 more than 2,100 TASO Football members came together online for the first ever TASO Live Webinar. The ...
July 17, 2020

DOTSON LEWIS RECEIVES TWO AWARDS

The TASO Football Board of Directors has honored SOA/TASO legend Dotson Lewis by bestowing both the “Sam Brown” and “Life ...
July 16, 2020

TASO FOOTBALL ELECTIONS

The TASO Football Division will conduct elections for the positions of President‑Elect, Vice President, and District Directors in Districts 2, ...
June 26, 2020

DISCOUNTED CFO MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE TO TASO FOOTBALL MEMBERS

College Football Officiating (CFO) again offers TASO Football members a discounted registration for the 2020 season. Discounted 80% from other ...
June 11, 2020

OFFICIALLY SPEAKING EPISODE 04

In this episode of Officially Speaking, the TASO Video Podcast series, Dr. Susan Elza, UIL Director of Athletics and Bryan ...
June 5, 2020

VOLLEYBALL AND FOOTBALL ANNUAL MEETINGS CANCELLED

Due to the current pandemic situation, the Boards of Directors of the Volleyball and Football Divisions have elected to cancel ...
June 3, 2020

C’MON, REF!: WACO TASO FOOTBALL CHAPTER EAGER TO TRAIN NEW RECRUITS

As president of the Waco chapter of the Texas Association of Sports Officials, Brad Strickland is sending out a three‑pronged ...
May 22, 2020

A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO TASO MEMBERS FROM BRYAN BUNSELMEYER, TAPPS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

TAPPS Executive Director has a message of appreciation for TASO members. The TAPPS/TASO partnership remains strong!     VIEW VIDEO
May 22, 2020

FOR REFEREE MELVIN LINDSEY, GAME REMAINS THE SAME AFTER 54 YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Forgive Melvin Lindsey for failing to remember how many football games he has officiated during a career that has spanned ...
May 18, 2020

THE ANTI-AGING SECRET SPORTS OFFICIALS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

You love the game. You want to be officiating as long as you can, and there’s one thing you can ...
May 14, 2020

TASO FOOTBALL DALLAS CHAPTER VP CONTINUES TRAINING DUTIES WHILE BATTLING COVID-19

The TASO Football Dallas Chapter Vice President, Xavier Velazquez, also coordinates training for the chapter.  Xavier has been conducting remote ...
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