With football and soccer approaching, more than 80 WPIAL referees are not returning.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The coronavirus pandemic is making already challenging referee shortage in the WPIAL worse.

As a new high school sports season approaches, 36 football officials and 50 soccer officials have decided they will not be returning.

No games have been canceled but schools could be asked to move games to different days in order to properly accommodate.