2013 Black and White - Quiz 12

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. During the game it is discovered that several of the players of A are wearing “basketball” type pull up knee pads only and no pad in the pants. Legal or illegal?

  2. During the first quarter, the crew notices that A is using large sign boards with pictures of hot dogs, hamburgers, French fires, and other items to communicate with the team. Are these billboard type pictures legal or do they constitute a device to communicate with players?

  3. After an incomplete pass with the down marker showing third down, it is realized it was actually fourth down. The error was made when the down was not changed after the (a) first down play, (b) second down play, or (c) third down play. Can a correction be made?

  4. After a fifth down play (the Crew miscounted), A still behind the LTG. It is discovered that A has been given an extra down. Can this correction be made?

  5. During a fifth down play(oops – they miscounted again!), A is flagged for (a) illegal formation, (b) holding, (c) taunting. How are the penalties handled during a fifth down play?

  6. A, 1/10 @ A 35. A32 runs for five yards and the down marker is changed to third down (should have been second down). An incomplete pass is thrown and the marker is flipped to fourth down (should have been third down). The error is caught.

  7. With the down marker showing fourth down, K punts and a FC is made. It is then recognized the previous down should have been third down.

OHSAA Mechanics

  1. The HC for the VT questions a ruling on a play and asks to see the ruling in the Rules Book. The officials have left their Rule Books in the locker room.

  2. Punt Play. The ball is on the opposite HM. Should the wing official be 10 yards wide of the widest K player since you have the wide side of the field?

OHSAA Regulations

  1. It’s the first week (Week 11) of the state tournament games. The crew is in the locker room and the visiting team brings in their game balls for approval. The U is checking the balls when he notices that the game balls are Nike brand footballs.