2014 Rules Geek - Quiz 2

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, 4/8 @ R’s 49 YL. K1’s punt is partially blocked by R1 behind the NZ. R2 is in position to catch the ball behind the NZ. The ball hits K3 in the shoulder as it comes down and then hits the ground and R2 immediately recovers the ball.

  2. After a fair catch by R the U sets the ball down near the VT’s HM. The R sets the ball RFP. Then RT’s HC asks for the ball to be moved to his side of the field on the HM.

  3. R1 catches K1’s punt and then quickly gives a valid fair catch signal after he runs for 3 yds.

  4. K1’s punt is high and short. K2 runs down and catches the kicked ball in flight beyond the NZ. No R player was in position or around the area where K2 caught the ball. The BJ throws a flag for KCI.

  5. After K1 punts the ball, R1 runs forward to catch the ball and gives an invalid fair catch signal. The BJ throws a flag. R1 realizes the ball is over his head. So he doesn’t attempt to catch the ball and rather starts blocking K2 as he comes down the field.

  6. K, 4/12 @ K’s 40 YL. K1 punts the ball and R1 muffs the ball at R’s 35 YL as he tries to catch it. K2 picks up the ball at R’s 25 YL and runs it for a TD.

  7. K 4/10 @ R’s 35 YL. K1’s FG attempt is short and hits the ground at R’s 15 YL. K2 tries to pick up the ball @ R’s 10 YL but muffs it and then R2 recovers the ball @ R’s 5 YL.

OHSAA Mechanics

  1. After A1’s releases his pass the R must QUICKLY yell out “Balls Away” so B rushers know to stay off the passer.

  2. During the DB interval between plays a team’s coaches are okay as long as they stays behind the wing officials position on the field no matter how far the wing official is away from his respective SL.

OHSAA Regulations

  1. The time keeper arrives in the crew’s locker room around 6:30pm. He informs the crew that the PC operator will not be at the game. He asks the BJ if he will operate the visible stadium PC from the field. It’s actually a Ready Ref PC remote timer that goes on the operator’s belt.