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Extension of Periods

This rules post on extension of periods was written by Larry Clemmons. It reviews the rule and provides case plays so that you understand this important rule.

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Rule Book Clarification

Rule Book, Page 63, the Penalty Summary, the second line states: forward pass – (S35-9) – 5 yards plus loss of down; Arts. 2d, 3 – intentional This is in error. It should read: forward pass – (S35-9) – 5 yards plus loss of down; Arts. 2d, e – intentional

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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 2015 rule changes. Click here to view the 2014 NFHS Rules Index by Marty Matthews. Updated: July 23, 2015

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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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