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Referee Greg Knight, center, leans in for a pre-game prayer with other officials before a high school football game in Gentry, Arkansas.

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Referees struggle with respect amid growing hostility

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Jimmy Woods has been a youth official for nearly 30 years, and he's lost count of how many football games he has refereed and how many times he's been yelled at, threatened or insulted.