Experimental Equipment Rule

By Bruce Maurer

OHSAA will implement the following experimental rule for this year only with permission from NFHS.

When any required player equipment is missing or when illegal equipment is found, correction shall be made before the player may participate. If the missing or illegal equipment is detected during the down or subsequent dead ball action related to the down without being directly attributable to a foul by an opponent, the player shall be replaced for at least one down, unless halftime or an overtime intermission occurs. This does not relate to prompt repair of equipment that becomes illegal or defective through use.