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.
March 2021 CAFOA RULES SCENARIOS
Matt Freis's Rules scenario challenges question have been posted in the Official Only section under quiz.
Ever wonder how the decision was made for officials to wear striped shirts? Jerry Peters, an OHSAA football official, details it's origin.
Jerry Peters, an OHSAA football official, explains the history of the Penalty Flag.
Zoom Meeting Brings 5 NCAA D1 Refs to the Capitol Area Chapter of PIAA Football Officials
Salute to High School Football Officials in Central Pa.
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.
Dan Capron- Referee Big 10-Retired 2019
2017 National Championship Game (Georgia vs. Alabama)
2016 Big Ten Conference Championship Game
Jeff Heaser-Referee ACC
2015 ACC Conference Championship Game
2018 Rose Bowl (Oklahoma - Georgia) - National Semi Final
Duane Heydt-Referee ACC
2017 Rose Bowl (PSU -USC)
2018 Orange Bowl (Alabama - Oklahoma) - National Semi Final
John O'Neil-Referee Big 10
Big Ten Conference Championship Game
2014 BCS Championship Game ( Florida State vs Auburn)
Reggie Smith- Referee Big 10
Big 12 Just transferred to Big Ten
Big 12 Conference Championship Game
2016 Rose Bowl (Iowa vs Stanford)
Capital Area Football Official Association's
Officials Philosophy Series
This off-season the Capital Area Football Officials Association produced a series of presentations designed to help area coaches better understand officiating philosophies. Please click on the pictures to link to the presentations.
Holding/ Illegal Blocks
CAFOA's Youth Football and Non-PIAA ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
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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