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2014 Rules Index

Marty Matthews has updated the index to the NFHS Rules Book. It serves as a quick way to find rule references. This version of the index is updated to include 2014 rule changes. Click here to view the 2014 NFHS Rules Index by Marty Matthews. Updated: July 21, 2014

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OHSAA State Football Official’s Clinic Invitation

The annual OHSAA State Football Official’s Clinic, co-sponsored by the OHSAA and COFOA, will be held on Saturday, July 26th from 9AM to 3PM at Dublin Scioto High School, 4000 Hard Road, Dublin, OH 43016. Please click here for the invitation.

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Point Differential: OHSAA Rule, Plays/Rulings, and Mechanics

During the 2nd half, any time the score differential reaches 30 points or more the game clock (GC) will be stopped only when: 1. An official’s time-out is called for an injured player; 2. A charged time-out is called; 3. A change of possession (COP) occurs at the end of the down; 4. At the […]

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Officiating History: The Striped Shirt

This article is a guest post by Jerry Peters, an OHSAA football official. Enjoy! Have you ever wondered where the items we wear on the field came from, specifically the striped shirt? The striped shirt we all wear today was developed in 1921 by Dr. Lloyd Olds. Dr. Olds officiated high school and college football […]

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The Penalty Flag’s History…Did You Know?

This article is a guest post by Jerry Peters, an OHSAA football official. Enjoy! “Field laundry”, “the yellow rag” or my favorite “a referee’s hanky” these are all nick-names of the yellow penalty flag each Zebra of the gridiron carries at least one of for every game. But just where did the penalty flag come […]

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