Southern Eagle Officials

Welcome to the Southern Eagle Officials Association Website

Southern Eagle Officials strives to provide quality football and basketball officiating needs for middle and high schools in Bulloch and surrounding counties.

Southern Eagle Officials Association was founded in 1999.



Ronnie Melton receiving 2017 Football Official of the Year award in Macon, Georgia at the GAOA Day. Ronnie has officiated high school football in Georgia for 25 years and worked a State Championship game in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Gregg Usry leads a crew in the Erk Russell Classic hosted at Georgia Southern.

Ronnie Melton leads a crew in the 1st Round of the GHSA State Playoffs at Glynn County Stadium.

Referee Ryan Lewis officiating a Friday night in Emanuel County

Frank Britt leading a crew in the Erk Russell Classic at Georgia Southern University

Gene Sherry poses for a picture at Paulsen Stadium

Gene Sherry prepping for a game at GSU

Gene Sherry leading a crew prior to wide stripes

Gene Sherry officiating a Friday night at Statesboro High School

Gene, Matt and Melvin at the end of year banquet

Referee Ronnie Melton, Umpire Darryl Hopkins, and Side Judge Russ Winter representing Southern Eagle Football Officials in the 2016, 2017, and 2018 State Championship.

2016 5A State Championship

2017 6A State Championship

2018 A State Championship