2015 Quiz 2 - Rules Geek

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. A1 is wearing tinted sunglasses under his helmet which has a clear visor attached. The U informs A’s HC this is not permitted since A1 is wearing a visor.

  2. A1’s fumble rolls OOB @ B’s 25 YL. The GC will start on the R’s RFP signal after the U spots the ball.

  3. Before the game the VT HC complains to the crew about the EZ pylons being yellow in color. The R informs the game management pylons are required to be orange.

  4. A scores a TD during the last timed down of the 1Q. B1 is flagged for roughing the passer on the successful 2 pt. try. A accepts the penalty and the R announces the quarter will be extended for the free kick.

  5. K, 4/10 @ K’s 20 YL. K1’s short punt is muffed by R1 @ K’s 30 YL. The loose ball rolls behind the neutral zone and K2 recovers the loose ball @ K’s 18 YL. K2 throws a forward pass to eligible K3 but the pass falls incomplete. The R signals 1/10 for R at the KT’s 20 YL.

  6. A, 2/5 @ B’s 25 YL. After breaking the huddle A’s linemen come to the LOS and get set. B1 yells “shift red” and B’s linemen abruptly shift. A1 false starts as B’s linemen shift. The LJ informs the R it was B’s shift that caused A to false start. The R signals encroachment on B.

  7. A1 is illegally in motion at the snap. A2 throws a legal forward pass that is intercepted by B1 who scores a TD. The R announces B has chosen to have the penalty enforced on the Try.

OHSAA Mechanics

  1. During the CT the HT speaker for the toss comes out without his game jersey or shoulder pads on and only wearing his football pants and a compression shirt. The R informs the HT HC all captains must be legally equipped for the CT.

  2. The chain crew is dressed with striped referee shirts. The HL informs the chain crew they may not be dressed in striped shirts and must change into something else or cover the shirts with other attire.

OHSAA Regulations

  1. During the first scrimmage down of the game the R notices the HT is using a drone over the field. The drone is not interfering with the game, however the R informs game management the drone is not permitted to be flown over the playing field during the game.