2014 Rules Geek - Quiz 5

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. A, 3/10 @ A’s 20 YL. A1 catches a forward pass and advances to A’s 30 YL where he fumbles. A2 recovers the loose ball @ A’s 33 YL. B2 is flagged for roughing the passer. The crew enforces the penalty for roughing the passer from the previous spot since this was a loose ball play.

  2. R1 catches a FK @ R’s 4 YL. He begins to run toward the opposite side of the field then runs back into his own EZ to avoid being tackled. R1 is then tackled in his EZ by K2 who is also flagged for grasping and twisting R1’s facemask. The R signals a TB and enforces the penalty from R’s 20 YL. 1/10 for R @ R’s 35 YL.

  3. During the pregame conference the VT HC informs the R that he has 3 players on the SL wearing #12 due to dressing his freshmen and JV teams. The R tells the HC that players may not have identical numbers on his team.

  4. 2 pt. Try. A1 fumbles the ball @ B’s 5 YL. The LJ blows the whistle and signals the Try has failed. The ball rolls into B’s EZ where prone A2 recovers the fumble.

  5. Try. Holder K1 muffs the snap, the ball rolls on the ground, & K1 intentionally bats it forward at K’s 6 YL. K2 recovers the ball @ R’s 4 YL and carries the ball across R’s GL.

  6. A, 3/3 @ B’s 10 YL. B1 runs up the LOS and stomps his foot hard on the ground and A2 flinches. The U throws a flag and signals UNS on B1.

  7. A, 4/2 @ B’s 10 YL. A1 (snapper) comes to the LOS and places his hands on the ball. Then he removes his hands from the ball to fix his shoulder pad. The R has not marked the ball ready for play yet. The U throws flag for a false start on the snapper.

OHSAA Mechanics

  1. A, 3/5 @ B’s 15 YL. A1 carries the ball and is downed near B’s 15 YL. The LM blows his whistle and looks back over his shoulder to see if A1 has met the LTG. As the LM turns back around he sees B2 go to the ground.

  2. During the pregame conference with the HT HC the R is required to ask if all players are properly equipped, Captain’s #’s, place kicker R/L footed, unbalanced line and if they have any unusual plays.

OHSAA Regulations

  1. BJ suffers a knee injury. In order to take some of the responsibility off Joe the crew decides to add a 6th official to their crew to act as a field judge for the final 6 games of the year.