2013 Rules Geek - Quiz 2

This week’s Rules Geek prepared by Jerry Peters in association with Beau Rugg and Dr. Bruce Maurer. Click here to view a PDF of the quiz along with the answers.

NFHS Rules

  1. From K’s 40 YL K1 onside free kicks the ball high in the air. K2 catches the ball untouched by RT @ RT’s 49YL. No RT player was in position to catch the ball where K2 caught the ball.

  2. K1 free kicks the ball to start the 2nd half. The ball becomes comes to rest on the RT’s 4 YL. R2 attempts to pick it up and muffs it into RT’s EZ. K2 jumps on the ball in RT’s EZ. The R signals TD for the RT.

  3. K1’s free kick is grounded and untouched by RT and K2 picks up the kicked ball @ R’s 36 YL and advances it for a TD.

  4. K lines up for a free kick and R’s HC yells that only K’s players have to be within 5 yards of K’s free kick line before the kick.

  5. K1 free kicks the ball and R1 runs up and blocks him to the ground while K1’s kicking leg is coming back toward the ground @ K’s 41 YL, the kicked ball is still in the air.

  6. On a short free kick R1 gives a fair catch signal. R1 then realizes the ball is deeper than he thought and he blocks K2 charging down the field.

  7. K1 free kicks the ball deep. R1 is moving backward and jumps at R’s 4 YL and catches the ball. His feet come down on R’s 3 YL, however his momentum carries him into his EZ where he downs the ball.

OHSAA Mechanics

  1. 2/G from B’s 3 YL. A1 runs the ball up the middle and is tackled near the GL. The U sees the ball cross the GL and turns and looks at the LJ and signals 2 thumbs up (or some other kind of signal) to let him know it’s a TD.

  2. At the pregame conference the HT HC states he plans on having ball boys on both sides of the field to relay balls in quickly to aid in his fast paced offense. He says he has done this all season and it has worked well.

OHSAA Regulations

  1. The crew arrives on the field before the game as required 35 minutes prior to game time. At 7:17 thunder is heard by the crew. They inform the HT HC that the field must be cleared and that the 30 min inclement weather policy is in effect. The HC says, “that doesn’t start until the game actually starts you have no authority until then.”