Referees James Carter, Reggie Smith, Brandon Cruse and Jeff Heaser will lead their teams during week 4 of the XFL season. Follow our live coverage here and on our Twitter page, @footballzebras.
The game assignments are below. All times are from the East.
Saturday February 29
Los Angeles Wildcats at the New York Guardians, 2 p.m. ABC
|re||79||Michael Dolce||Big Ten|
This week, CJ Ron Turner (O’Neill crew) replaces CJ Amanda Sauer-Cook.
- Official replay: Mike Chase
- Bullet detector: Cory Hanson
- Supervisor: Steve Strimling
Seattle Dragons at St. Louis Battlehawks, 5 p.m. FOX
|R||2||Reggie smith||Large 12|
|U||35||Brad Hudak||Big Ten|
|The||21||Maia Chaka||USA conference|
|S||94||Maurice Pierre||USA conference|
|B||29||Jimmy DeBell||USA conference|
- Official replay: Glenn King
- Bullet detector: Eric Oliver
- Supervisor: Chuck Bresnahan
Sunday March 1
Houston Roughnecks to Dallas Renegades, 4 p.m. FS1
|R||81||Brandon cruse||Large 12|
|VS||51||Tab Slaughter||Large 12|
|The||59||Brett Bergman||Big Ten|
|F||3||Anthony Flemming||Large 12|
- Official replay: Mark butterworth
- Bullet detector: Crystal cooksey
- Supervisor: Larry Upson
DC Defenders at Tampa Bay Vipers, 7 p.m. ESPN2
|The||55||Robin DeLorenzo||Big Ten|
|F||6||Lo Van Pham||Large 12|
|S||91||Frank Steratore||Big Ten|
This week, U Francisco Villar (Blake crew) replaces U Scott Campbell and RO Saleem Choudhry (Blake) replace RO Robert Lu.
- Official replay: Saleem Choudhry
- Bullet detector: Joey Calcagino
- Supervisor: Wes Booker
Possible loophole for the application of sanctions discovered at kick-off
While many fans have expressed appreciation for the innovative kick-off of the XFL, a potential flaw could simply have been discovered regarding the application of sanctions. Following a personal defensive fatal ball foul after a basket, the penalty was applied at kick-off, which moves the kicker 15 yards, but does not move the position of other players on the field. In reality, the kicker now has a more difficult task ahead of him: trying to hit the ball between the home team’s 20-meter line and his goal line with shorter ground for work.
XFL officiating supervisor Steve Strimling said on ABC that the receiving team, who committed the foul on the basket, could not be penalized as it should be, but law enforcement favors always think strategically when deciding to give a deep kick or to declare a side kick.