2013 Black and White - Quiz 3

This week’s Black and White prepared by Larry Clemmons in association with Beau Rugg and Dr. Bruce Maurer. Click here to view a PDF of the quiz along with the answers.


  1. It’s the first game of the season and as the crew is performing their pregame duties. They notice that some of the players are wearing the “Guardian” caps over their helmets. In discussion with the HC’s they are informed that these “caps” help prevent concussions. Are these “caps” legal or illegal?

  2. Actual game. During the first half, it has rained constantly. As the officials come out for the second half they notice a player putting a can of non-stick cooking spray in his pants. The crew takes the can from the player and asks the HC about it. The HC said they sprayed it on their cleats to keep the mud from caking. Upon further investigation, they were also spraying their uniform to help prevent opponents who are wearing “tacky” gloves from grabbing their jersey. Legal or illegal?

  3. A, 2/7 at A’s 45 YL. A14 throws a legal FP that is intercepted by B29 at the B15 YL. B29 returns the ball to A’s 16 YL where he fumbles the ball. The ball is recovered by A65 at A’s 15 YL. Down, distance, clock status?

  4. A has just scored a TD and is going for two points on the Try at B’s 3 YL. QB A17 goes back for a pass and is tackled at the 12 YL by a pulled face mask foul. What is the penalty enforcement?

  5. A, 1/10 at A’s 20 YL. A85 runs a pass route toward B39 who is standing on A’s 30 YL. Before the pass is thrown, A85 approaches B39 and (a) B39 pushes A85 with both hands and knocks him down, or (b) A85 cuts a ninety degree angle immediately in front of B39. B39 then shoves A85 from the side as A85 is moving away. A forward pass is then thrown across the LOS which falls incomplete.

  6. A, 2/10 at A’s 30 YL. As A7 drops back to pass, A82 blocks B43 in the middle of the field at A’s 45 YL, allowing A84 to break into the open. However, A7 throws to A85 near the SL.

  7. A, 2/7 from A’s 35 YL. QB A12 drops back to pass at A’s 27 YL. While looking for a potential receiver, A65 is blocking B76. (a) B76’s helmet comes off without a foul. B76 quickly picks up his helmet and puts it back on and continues to participate, but doesn’t make the tackle. (b) B76’s helmet comes off without a foul. B76 quickly picks up his helmet and puts it back on and continues to participate and sacks QB A12 at A’s 25 YL. (c) B76’s helmet comes off without a foul. B76 quickly picks up his helmet and puts it back on. A65 blocks B76 after he has his helmet back on. (d) A65’s helmet comes off without a foul. A65 blocks B76 at A’s 23 YL. In (a), (b), (c) and (d), QB A12 is sacked at A’s 25 YL.

OHSAA Mechanics

  1. The crew of officials notice that B36 is approaching “fouling “ status and want to send him out for the HC to address. However, A is in a “hurry up” offense and the crew doesn’t want to put the defense at a disadvantage by making a substitution. How should the crew handle this situation?

  2. On a close SL play and the runner driven back OOB, the LM is trailing the play, and because of the number of players, isn’t sure where FP was stopped. How should the LM handle this type of play?

OHSAA Regulations

  1. How are ejections handled concerning Ohio players playing in games outside the state of Ohio? How are ejections handled concerning players from outside of Ohio playing games in Ohio?