2014 Rules Geek - Quiz 1

This week’s Rules Geek is 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. K, 4/9 @ K’s 25 YL. K1’s scrimmage kick is blocked in the NZ by R1. The kick goes beyond the NZ and R2 muffs the ball back behind the NZ where K2 picks it up and advances it to R’s 45 YL where K2 is tackled.

  2. K, 4/10 @ K’s 20 YL. K1’s punt is in flight, R2 is in position to catch the kick @ K’s 45 YL. K3 is close to R2 but doesn’t make contact. R2 has to step around K3 to catch the ball. R2 is downed at K’s 40 YL.

  3. K, 4/7 @ K’s 2 YL. K’s scrimmage kick is high and short. R2 and R3 are both back and in position to receive the kick. R2 gives a legal fair catch signal, however R3 catches the ball. The BJ blows the play dead. R’s coach informs the officials he wants to free kick after the fair catch.

  4. K, 4/6 @ R’s 10 YL. K1’s field goal attempt goes directly over the right upright of the goal post.

  5. K, 4/15 @ K’s 10 YL. R3 is in position to receive K1’s scrimmage kick. After the kick R3 raises both of his hands and waves them around over his head and then catches the ball.

  6. K, 4/15 A K’s 15 YL. K1 bobbles the long snap. As he picks up the ball and immediately rises to kick it he is tackled by R1. R throws a flag for roughing the kicker (RTK).

  7. K, 4/8 @ R’s 15 YL. K lines up for a field goal attempt. The snap is high and the K1 rises off the ground to catch the high snap and yells “Fire”. He returns his knee immediately to the ground and then shuffle passes to K2. K2 runs the ball for a TD.

OHSAA Mechanics

  1. The situation indicates that K will potentially on-side kick. The LJ and LM disagree whether they should move up or not. The LJ moves up while the LM stays back.

  2. After a TD the KT lines up in a muddle huddle near the HT SL. The LJ lines up between the SL and the numbers.

OHSAA Regulations

  1. At a high school scrimmage the HT HC informs the crew that he plans to scrimmage his varsity for 2 hours and then his JV and Frosh combined for 2 more hours.