Officials willing to work high-school football games in Germany, Italy or Spain are urged to contact Tomas Villegas Jr., director of the officials’ organization working games in those countries this season.

A shortage of experienced officials has left scheduling for games at a critical stage two months before the start of the season, Villegas wrote in an e-mail Monday.

Those interested can contact Villegas by e-mail at and, by telephone in Germany at (+49) (0)6575-8495 or (0)170-205-9462 , or by fax at (+49) (0)6575-959-969.

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