“We are the only Black crew in Arizona and we were the first Black crew in state history,” said Horton, who has been officiating for 28 years. At first, people look strange at us when they see an all-Black crew, but we explain to them that they are watching something historic “ the first and only all-Black officiating crew in Arizona.”


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By Vincent R. Crawford Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Arizona Informant “When I saw that this crew (led by referee Howard HortoArizona’s first and only all-Black high school football officiating crew (left to right) Stefan Smith, Leslie “Scooter” Melvin, Howard Horton Jr., George Woods

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