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Greg Strickland, who serves as chairman of the Louisa County School Board, has officiated high school football for 21 years.  Strickland dropped by Louisa’s practice on Friday to discuss rule changes and safety with the team as well as  to answer questions players had about the sport. Strickland will speak with two more teams before the season begins. Due to Virginia High School League rules, Strickland is not allowed to officiate games in Louisa County.

Longtime official drops by Louisa football practice

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:00 am

On most days, people can expect to see Louisa County School Board Chairman Greg Strickland decked out in a suit and tie. But on Friday morning, Strickland was instead wearing a striped shirt and wielding a whistle, the two signature tools of the trade for another profession of his. Strickland, who has officiated high school football for 21 years now, spent the morning going over Virginia High School League rule

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