LHSAA reaches deal with high school referees
BATON ROUGE- The high school football season will go on in Louisiana without replacement referees. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association agreed to tentative terms with the referees to keep them on the field this season.
The exact terms of the deal haven't been released, but a source tells News 2 that more specifics will be released in the coming days.
The referees say they are some of the lowest paid officials in the country, and that they have only had two raises over the past 25 years.
The refs were asking for a $5 increase per football game, which would cost schools an extra $30 per game.
They also asked for a $10 increase per basketball and baseball game.