2014 Black and White – Quiz 9

This week’s Black and White prepared by Larry Clemmons in association with Beau Rugg and Dr. Bruce Maurer. Click here to view a PDF of the quiz along with the answers.


  1. K, 4/7 at R’s 24 YL. K’s FG try is unsuccessful and the crew spots the ball at R’s 24 YL, 1/10.

  2. After the LM marks FP on a play that results in a first down for the VT, a member of the chain crew makes a derogatory comment about the LM’s forward progress spot. The LM then throws a flag for UNS conduct on the HT for the chain member’s comment.

  3. FK from K’s 40 YL. While the FK is in flight, R35 blocks below the waist at R’s 42 YL. The ball rolls to R’s 7 YL where R1 muffs the ball and it breaks the plane of R’s GL.

  4. A, 3/7 on B’s 20 YL. A12’s forward pass is intended for A86 near B’s GL. B22 leaps into the air at B’s2 YL and grasps the football. His momentum carries him through the air and he returns to the ground in the EZ where he takes a knee.

  5. A10 throws a screen pass to A26 behind the LOS. A66 and A78 have gone downfield on the play. The ball goes off the hands of A26 and crosses the LOS where it is caught by A88 for a first down.

  6. A, 3/7 on A’s 40 YL. A17 hands off to A28 who is hit behind the LOS and fumbles the ball at A’s 36 YL. As the ball is rolling toward the SL, A17 attempts to recover the ball, but muffs it OOB at A’s 30 YL. After the ball goes OOB, A28 shoves B34 and is flagged for a PF at A’s 36 YL. Where is the penalty enforced: from the spot of the fumble, the spot of the foul or the OOB spot?

  7. A, 4/10 at B’s 20 YL. A8 goes 1 yard beyond the LOS and throws a pass that is intercepted by B11 at B’s 2 YL where he is down. What are B’s options?

OHSAA Mechanics

  1. A runs a play in which they send a man in motion and when he is in front of the QB, the QB throws a short “shovel” pass. The distance of the pass is minimal and if not completed can look like a fumble. What mechanics should the R use to be able to correctly rule on such a play?

  2. Can the coin toss be held prior to 20 minutes before the start of the game?

OHSAA Regulations

  1. Late in a game, the crew of officials hears a rumble of thunder and stops the game. Game management approaches the crew and tells them that their meters do not detect any lightning in the area and wants the crew to complete the game.