2018 Quiz 5 - Rules Geek

This week’s Rules Geek quiz 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.


  1. A, 4/6@B’s12YL.A1throwsalegalforwardpasstoA2intheEZforaTD. DuringtheplayaflagisthrownonB1for defensive holding A2. The R signals the foul for defensive holding, then the decline signal, and raises his hands giving the TD signal.

  2. A, 3/7 @ B’s 12 YL. B1 intercepts A1’s pass @ B’s 3 YL. On his own B1 runs into his EZ toward the opposite side of the field. The LJ blows his whistle while B1 is in the EZ. The R determines this is a touchback.

  3. A1’s forward pass is tipped behind the LOS by B2. The ball continues downfield where eligible A2 attempts to catch the ball but before the pass reaches A2 he’s is interfered with by B3. The BJ and HL throw a flag and signal DPI to the R.

  4. A,4/8@B’s40YL.A1runstowardtheSLandishitbyB1anddrivenOOB@B’s33YL(shortoftheLTG).B2thenhits A1 OOB. The LJ flags B2 for the late hit. The R announces the foul for the late hit and states it will be 1/10 for A @ B’s 18 YL.

  5. K, 4/10 @ K’s 35YL. The punted ball lands at R’s 20 YL and R5 muffs it and then R 87 muffs it into R’s End Zone. K34 falls on the ball in R’s End Zone. The BJ signals TD.

  6. Good Penalty enforcement question… TRICKY! A, 1/10 @ A’s 45 YL. A1 is sacked @ A’s 35 YL. During the down A2 is guilty of an illegal block below the waist @ A’s 47 YL. The crew enforces the foul from the 47 YL.

  7. K1 KO to start 1st half. K’s FK is grounded and rolling at R’s 7 YL. R2 intentionally kicks the ball into K’s EZ to prevent K2 from falling on the loose ball. The LJ says this is a new force by R2. The R signals illegal kick and calls this a TB and enforces the penalty from the succeeding spot (R’s 20 YL) and the ball is spotted 1/10 @ R’s 10 YL.

OHSAA Mechanics

  1. 4 Officials: A, 2/5 @ B’s 11 YL. The U moves to the EL.

  2. Prior to the KO the U is required to memorize the kicker’s shoe and sock color so he can see him as he is more than 5 YDS from the KT line.

OHSAA Regulations

  1. After a 1 hour and 20 minute lighting delay the R informs each team’s HC they will have a maximum of a 3 minute warm up period if they need it.