2014 Rules Geek - Quiz 3

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. R1 muffs a kickoff at R’s 10 YL. R3 intentionally kicks the loose ball into R’s EZ. K4 recovers the ball in R’s EZ. The R signals a TD for K.

  2. A, 3/6 @ B’s 25 YL. : 03 remain in the 3Q. A1 throws a long pass, A2 is flagged for holding and B3 is flagged for a 5 yard facemask during the play. Time expires during the down. The R signals the fouls offset and then raises the ball signaling the end of the period.

  3. A, 3/6 @ A’s 8 YL. A1 fumbles the ball and the ball is rolling slowly on A’s 3 YL. A2 is trying to get to the ball and he pushes B3 into the ball and the ball rolls into A’s EZ. A6 recovers the ball in the EZ and is immediately downed. The R signals a TB since B3’s touching of the ball caused the direction of the rolling ball to change.

  4. A, 3/25 @ A’s 30 YL. A1 (passer) is rolling out and as he starts to run B2 grabs A1’s facemask and twists it. A1 breaks free and then completes a short pass to A2 at A’s 35 YL who is immediately hit and fumbles the ball. A3 then recovers the ball at A’s 37 YL. The crew enforces the penalty at the spot where A3 recovered the fumble.

  5. Good Penalty enforcement question… TRICKY! A, 1/10 @ A’s 45 YL. A1 is sacked @ A’s 35 YL. During the down A2 is guilty of an illegal block below the waist @ A’s 47 YL. The crew enforces the foul from the 47 YL.

  6. A, 2/20 @ B’s 25 YL. A breaks their huddle and comes to the line. All the A lineman stand straight up. A1 says “set” and all A lineman go into a 3 pt. stance except guard A2 who is arranging his shoulder pads. A3 goes in motion after which A2 goes into his 3 pt. stance. The ball is snapped while A3 is still in motion. A1 throws a TD pass to A4. No flag is thrown.

  7. A, 1/10 @ A’s 45 YL. B1 intercepts A1’s forward pass @ B’s 35 YL. B1 runs the ball to A’s 20 YL where A2 grabs and turns B1’s facemask and B1 fumbles the ball. While the ball is loose, B3 clips A3 @ A’s 25 YL. A4 recovers the fumble and is tackled at A’s 17 YL.

OHSAA Mechanics

  1. The BJ has to signal a foul prior to a KO. He has the KT’s ball in his hands. He tosses the ball to the kicker and then signals the foul and then asks the kicker for the ball and walks off the penalty yardage.

  2. A’s ball 1/10 @ B’s 13 YL. The BJ’s pre-snap IP is on the GL.

OHSAA Regulations

  1. During a down a whistle is heard in the VT stands. Ignore the whistle.