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The shortage of officials in wrestling is not as bad because there are fewer duals — but that sport could still use a few more refs as well.

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THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Shortage of referees, officials, umpires a growing concern in North Idaho ... and beyond
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THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: Shortage of referees, officials, umpires a growing concern in North Idaho ... and beyond

Thursday Night Lights doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it? But, due a shortage of football officials in North Idaho (mirroring a national trend), some local high school football games traditionally scheduled for Friday nights will likely have to be moved to Thursday nights.