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Marion County PM Sports Page – Darryl De Ruiter

It’s a popular belief that the best-officiated basketball games are those that fans and coaches barely notices the referees. What makes an official good? What goes into a well officiated game? Darryl De Ruiter, Principal at Pella Christian High School and a long-time high school basketball officials talks with KNIA/KRLS Sports Director Eric Gotschall about why he enjoys putting on the black-and-white stripes, what have been highlights to his season, and what it takes to be a State Tournament-caliber official.