Edward “Punk” Callaway

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Edward “Punk” Callaway’s football officiating career began in 1943 and spanned 41 years. He refereed the first half of the inaugural Blue-Gold All-Star game in 1956 and worked six Blue-Gold
games. Ed refereed the first Delaware State Football Tournament in 1971. His officiating included traditional Thanksgiving games between Lewes and Rehoboth (12 years) and the first-ever games played
by Milton, Greenwood, Pocomoke, Crisfield and North Dorchester high schools. Punk served as President of Del-Mar-Va Coaches and Officials Association and as the Assignor. After his last game at
Delmar High School in 1983 he was presented the game ball. His number was retired by the Association; he is the only Delaware High School official so honored. Punk was a basketball official for 32
years and served as president and assignor of I.A.A.B.O. Board #29. He was charter member of the Boys State Basketball Committee, serving from 1967 to 1972. He officiated in the first Boys’ State
Tournament in 1967 and continued until the 1972 State Championship game. Punk also worked college football and basketball games at Wesley, Salisbury State, University of Maryland – Eastern Shore,
Washington College and many tournaments in the Dover Air Base Service League. His lifelong love of sports began at Laurel High School where, as a three- sport athlete, he earned 14 varsity letters
from 1937-1941. He continued playing until 1952 with the Laurel Owls in the Eastern Shore Basketball League and softball teams until he was 65 years old.

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