2014 Rules Geek - Quiz 6

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. B1 intercepts A1’s forward pass in B’s EZ. B1 pitches the ball backwards to B2. B2 muffs the ball across the SL behind B’s GL.

  2. K, 4/G @ K’s 8 YL. K is in punt formation. K1 muffs the snap but quickly recovers the ball. K1 throws a forward pass to ineligible K2, who is also in K’s EZ. K2 muffs the ball and it fall incomplete.

  3. A, 3/8 @ B’s 40 YL. A1 is under heavy pressure, A1 throws a forward pass that accidentally hits ineligible A2 in the back @ B’s 38 YL. The U throws a flag for ineligible downfield on A2 and the LJ throws a flag for illegal touching on A2.

  4. A, 2/5 @ A’s 45 YL. A1 (snapper) comes to the line and tilts the ball up to 90 degrees. B1 encroaches and the LJ throws a flag for a snap infraction on A1.

  5. A, 3/5 @ B’s 30 YL. The R sets the ball RFP. A1 (snapper) places both of his hands on the ball. A’s HC changes the play from the SL and A1 takes one hand off the ball and turns and looks at his HC. The U throws a flag for a snap infraction.

  6. A, 3/10 @ B’s 11 YL. Prior to the snap, B11 recognizes he is supposed to be in the game & he enters on A’s side of the neutral zone. B1’s HC yells at B11 and he immediately runs back into his team box. The ball is snapped before B11 gets to his team side. The R throws his flag for illegal substitution.

  7. A, 4/G @ B’s 3 YL. A1 throws a forward pass that hits the U (who is inbounds) in the head. The ball rebounds into the air and eligible A2 catches it in B’s EZ. The LJ signals TD. The R informs the coaches there is no TD and the down will be replayed (do-over).

OHSAA Mechanics

  1. A, 1/10 @ B’s 35 YL with 42 sec. remaining in the 4Q. B is out of TO’s and A is leading 28-20. A’s HC states to the LJ his QB will “take a knee” the remainder of the 4Q. The LJ makes the R aware A is taking a knee. The R communicates this to the B’s HC and he says he’s okay with it. The U signals TO and informs the R team A is only ahead by 8 pts and cannot take a knee unless it’s 9 points.

  2. During the pregame conference the HT HC tells the crew that his team will onside kick most of the time in the game. The crew lines up with the LJ and LM at the RT’s GL for the first kick of the game.

OHSAA Regulations

  1. Team A’s HC informs the crew in the pregame he has a player wearing an insulin pump. He says his doctor requires him to wear it at all times. He says it usually has a padded holder but the player forgot it at home so they have it tucked into the player’s pants. The HC shows the R a statement from his doctor.