Welcome to the Capital Area Football Officials website. This website is dedicated to providing the best possible officiating for high school football in the Mid Penn Conference.  


Our mission is to provide the best possible high school football officials in the state of Pennsylvania.  We promote sportsmanship and professionalism at all times. It is our goal to promote officiating, recruiting new members interested in officiating, educate these officials, and train them to officiate at the highest possible level.

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The Capital Area Football Officials Association continues to be in need of quality individuals to become football officials. Potential officials will be provided quality training and mentorship to help one achieve their goals as an officials. Please click here: Become An Official

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2022 Meeting Dates Announced

The 2022 CAFOA chapter meeting dates have been finalized. Please note the changes to this years meetings. Beginning Sept 13th, chapter meetings will occur on Tuesday evening's. However; the meeting on Nov 3rd will be on a Thursday evening. 


Additionally West Shore meetings will no longer be held at Mechanicsburg HS. The West Shore meetings will now be held at Cumberland Valley High School. East Shore meeting will continue to be held at Central Dauphin East HS. The Mandatory Rules meeting will be on August 4th at Cumberland Valley High School.

Meeting Dates:

Mandatory Rules Meeting (CV)

Thursday, August 4, 2022

6:30pm Coaches

7:30pm Officials


West Shore Meetings:

Thursday, August 11 (CV) 7pm

Thursday, August 18 (CV) 7pm

Thursday, August 25 (CV) 7pm

Thursday, September 1 (CV) 7pm

Thursday, September 8 (CV) 7pm

Tuesday, September 13 (CV) 7pm

Tuesday, September 20 (CV) 7pm

Tuesday, September 27 (CV) 7pm

East Shore Meetings:

Tuesday, October 4 (East– 1st Nominations) 7pm

Tuesday, October 11 (East – 2nd Nominations) 7pm

Tuesday, October 18 (East) 7pm

Tuesday, October 25 (East – Business Meeting and Elections - Moved for trick-or-treat) 7pm


Thursday, November 3 (7man and Frolic) 7pm


Salute to High School Football Officials in Central Pa.

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New Chapter Officers Elected

Chapter elections were held on 11/4/2021. Newly elected officers are:

President- Kevin Bevenour

Vice President-Aaron Jayman

Secretary- Sonya Essis

Executive Board- Joe Jablonski

                               Dave Bubbenmoyer

                               Shaun Pugh

Past President- Phil Sallusti

Georgia Athletic Officials Association

The 2021 PIAA Fall Officials Bulleting has been posted in the Officials Only section. Click on PIAA Logo to the left to be linked to the Officials Only Section.

CAFOA  Chapter awards presented on 08/05/2021

The CAFOA Chapter awards were present on 08/05/2021. This years winners include:

The Joseph F. Bruno, Jr Sportsmanship Award is bestowed each year to the high school that displays the highest level of discipline, graciousness and respect throughout the season.

                                    Congratulations to 2020 honoree    
                                    Newport High School

The Robert Graybar Award is bestowed to individuals who have provided both a positive influence and significant contribution to the success of the chapter. The Robert Graybar award was instituted to honor these types of individuals early in their career.
                                            Congratulations to 2020 honoree
  Joe Gross

The Lewis Clionsky/Jeff White award was created to recognize brother officials   who make significant contributions to the success of the chapter.
Congratulations to 2020 honoree
                                                   Charlie Johnson

Zoom Meeting Brings 5 NCAA D1 Refs to the Capitol Area Chapter  of PIAA Football Officials

The CACPFO was fortunate to have 5 seasoned NCAA Division One Officials participate in a Zoom meeting with our chapter on 5/6.  Jerry Hocker, our current District 3 Assignor and NCAA Division One ACC Side Judge, reached out to several of his colleagues to discuss a variety of topics. All 5 officials shared tips, experiences and advice that will help each individual and our chapter as a whole.

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Dan Capron- Referee Big 10-Retired 2019

2017 National Championship Game (Georgia vs. Alabama)

2016 Big Ten Conference Championship Game

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Jeff Heaser-Referee ACC

2015 ACC Conference Championship Game

2018 Rose Bowl (Oklahoma - Georgia) - National Semi Final

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Duane Heydt-Referee ACC 

2017 Rose Bowl (PSU -USC) 

2018 Orange Bowl (Alabama - Oklahoma) - National Semi Final

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John O'Neil-Referee Big 10

Big Ten Conference Championship Game

2014 BCS Championship Game ( Florida State vs Auburn)

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Reggie Smith- Referee Big 10

Big 12 Just transferred to Big Ten

Big 12 Conference Championship Game

2016 Rose Bowl (Iowa vs Stanford)


In an effort to address the growing trend of behaviors at youth football games, the CAFOA has adopted the following Zero Tolerance Policy for Fans and Coaches. Click on logo for a copy of the Policy.


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