As a former high school athlete I would have been ecstatic to find out about this possible opportunity. It is very important for young athletes to fully understand and enjoy their discipline. If I had been offered this opportunity at the end of my senior year I would have taken it quick.
Allowing these high school seniors to participate in refereeing can only benefit them. They will have the opportunity to not only learn a new set of skills but also gain a deeper understanding of refereeing. The participating athletes will also hopefully acquire a better understanding of the game of football itself.
It is my hope that any high school athlete that hears about this great chance will seize the opportunity. This is absolutely a great chance for any senior that loves football to be able to work around the game and also get great hands on experience in the game.