So, in light of my whole “please check the scoresheet,” push, Pat Fairfax, the top guy in Jacksonville officiating circles, reminded coaches of NFHS Rule 6-6-5. Text of which follows below.
<<ART. 5 . . . Tournament scoring errors by the referee or official scorer: a. Match Score 1. Errors by the timekeeper, official scorer or referee must be corrected prior to the offended contestant leaving the mat area if additional wrestling is necessary. If additional wrestling is not necessary, the error may be corrected as long as the offended contestant or coach remains in the mat area. 2. Errors involving the computation of match score must be corrected prior to the next match in which either wrestler competes. If the error necessitates additional wrestling it must be corrected prior to the offended contestant leaving the mat area. b. Team Score 1. Errors involving the recording or computation of team scores must be corrected within 30 minutes of the official posting of team scores. NOTE: It is the coach’s responsibility to know the team scores at the conclusion of the tournament. Any discrepancy must be reported within a 30-minute time frame following the conclusion of the tournament.>>
Pat, thanks. You’re saving me, at least, a lot of headache. Maybe not necessarily tournament managers, but definitely me.