All-Black female Mississippi football officials make history
Published: Aug. 26, 2022 at 10:34 PM CDT
JACKSON, Miss. — When Murrah opens the Mississippi high school football season on Friday against Cleveland Central at South Jackson Field, the matchup will feature the first all-female crew to officiate high school football in the state.
It will also be an all-Black female crew.
Mississippi High School Athletic Association officials tell The Clarion-Ledger that they believe it will be the first time in the nation that an all-Black female crew has officiated a high school game.
Women from across the state make up the crew that will officiate at the Murrah-Cleveland Central matchup.