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XFL Week 6 referee assignments

The second half of the XFL regular season is here. Here are this week’s referee assignments.



Update: The XFL is canceling the remainder of its regular season due to the COVID-19 pandemic as of 7:16 p.m. ET on March 12.

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The second half of the XFL regular season begins this weekend with referees John O’Neill, Brandon Cruse, Tra Blake, and James Carter at the helm in the four games this weekend. Follow our live coverage here and on our Twitter page, @footballzebras.

Officiating supervisor Steve Strimling will be supervising two games this weekend: the Sunday clash between the Dallas Renegades and DC Defenders, which he was originally scheduled for, and the Saturday contest between the St. Louis Battlehawks and Tampa Bay Vipers. The latter of the two games was originally scheduled to be supervised by Wes Booker, who has since been re-assigned following last week’s game clock breakdown at the conclusion of the Seattle-Houston game.

The XFL has also announced that this week’s game in Seattle will be played without fans in attendance as a matter of prevention of the spread of COVID-19, which has seriously affected the state of Washington.

The game between the St. Louis Battlehawks and Tampa Bay Vipers will be noteworthy in that it will be the first XFL game, and the first professional football game, to have two female officials on the crew: down judge Tangela Mitchell and line judge Maia Chaka.

Game assignments are below. All times are Eastern.

Game assignments

Saturday, Mar. 14

Houston Roughnecks at New York Guardians, 2 p.m. ABC

R 14 John O’Neill Big Ten
C 82 Ron Turner SEC
U 86 William Thomas ACC
D 47 Rod Ammari Pac-12
L 28 Tom Eaton SEC
F 96 Sebrina Brunson SEC
S 72 Justin Larrew SEC
B 90 Tyree Walton Big 12
  • Replay official: Terri Valenti
  • Ball spotter: Cory Hanson
  • Supervisor: Larry Upson

St. Louis Battlehawks at Tampa Bay Vipers, 5 p.m. FS2

R 81 Brandon Cruse Big 12
C 27 Adam Savoie ACC
U 88 Mike Morton ACC
D 42 Tangela Mitchell SWAC
L 21 Maia Chaka Conference USA
F 3 Anthony Flemming Big 12
S 76 Eric Hartman ACC
B 23 David Ross Pac-12

This week, LJ Maia Chaka (Smith crew) is substituting for LJ Brett Bergman.

  • Replay official: Mark Butterworth
  • Ball spotter: Joey Calcagino
  • Supervisor: Steve Strimling

Sunday, Mar. 15

Dallas Renegades at DC Defenders, 4 p.m. FS1

R 9 Tra Blake ACC
C 22 Larry Smith Big Ten
U 50 Francisco Villar Pac-12
D 8 James Wharrie Pac-12
L 54 Quentin Givens Big 12
F 67 Max Causey Conference USA
S 62 LaShell Nelson Conference USA
B 25 Grantis Bell SEC
  • Replay official: Saleem Choudhry
  • Ball spotter: Derek Hatten
  • Supervisor: Steve Strimling

Los Angeles Wildcats at Seattle Dragons, 7 p.m. ESPN2

R 19 James Carter SEC
C 31 Amanda Sauer-Cook Big Ten
U 38 Mike Moten SEC
D 79 Michael Dolce Big Ten
L 44 Steven Matarante ACC
F 5 Glen Fucik SEC
S 99 Clay Reynard Pac-12
B 26 Justin Nelson Pac-12
  • Replay official: Mike Chase
  • Ball spotter: Charles Giles
  • Supervisor: Chuck Bresnahan

Cam Filipe is a forensic scientist from Massachusetts and has been involved in football officiating for 11 years. Cam is in his third season as a high school football official. This is his eighth season covering NFL officiating for Football Zebras.

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