2014 Rules Geek - Quiz 7

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 30 YL. A1 catches a forward pass and is running down the field. B1 comes up quickly and with his head up drives his facemask into A1’s chest and simultaneously wraps his arms around A1 and takes him to the ground at B’s 34 YL. LJ throws a flag for targeting.

  2. K, 4/10 @ K’s 25 YL. K is in Scrimmage kick (punt) formation. K1 receives the snap, tucks the ball, and runs to his right. R1 is bearing down on K1 when K1 raises the ball at the last second and kicks it rugby style. R1 didn’t tip the ball. R1 cannot stop his charge and runs into K1. The R doesn’t throw a flag for running into or roughing the kicker.

  3. This one is unfortunately called on the defense a lot! K, 4/4 @ K’s 45 YL. K is in scrimmage kick formation (punt). K lineman comes to the LOS and gets into a 2 point stance. K2 starts calling out verbal signals and suddenly all K lineman abruptly and quickly go to a 3 point stance. 3 of the RT lineman encroach upon this abrupt movement by the KT lineman. The LJ and LM throw a flag and signal encroachment on RT.

  4. R1 is standing at his GL on a deep KO. R1 steps forward and catches the kicked ball with his left foot on R’s GL. The ball when R1 catches is between the 1 YL and R’s GL. R1 starts to advance but the R signals a TB since R1’s foot was on the GL.

  5. K, 4/10 @ K’s 20 YL. K1 punts the ball and during the punt R1 is flagged for holding K2 on R’s 45 YL. There is no R player in position to catch the ball and K3 muffs the ball at R’s 30 YL. The ball bounces back to R’s 22 YL where R2 picks up the ball and is downed at K’s 45 YL. The R signals holding on R1 and states this is a PSK violation and enforces the penalty from the spot of K3’s first touching (R’s 30 YL).

  6. The Johnny Manziel play vs. the Ravens. A1 and A2 run toward their SL and A4 comes into the game as a substitute. A1 stops on the field near the SL outside of the 9 yd. marks while A2 goes into his team box. A1 is facing his SL and his HC is yelling at him at the snap. A4 throws a forward pass to A1 who advances the ball 15 yards.

  7. Prior to the snap on a Try-Kick all offensive lineman have their feet behind the lineman next to them (locked legs). The ball is snapped and the kick is good.

OHSAA Mechanics

  1. A, 1/10 @ B’s 10 YL. A is ahead by 40 pts with: 38 seconds remaining in the 4Q. B is out of TO’s. A’s HC informs the LJ his QB is taking a knee. The LM informs B’s HC that A is taking a knee. The R yells out to all players “protect yourself Gentlemen this play is still live”.

  2. Between downs A’s HC keeps walking to the bottom of the 9 yard marks to relay plays to his QB.

OHSAA Regulations

  1. Before the game the HT HC informs the R one of his players is wearing a cast. The R asks for a medical letter from the player’s doctor.