2019 Quiz 9 - 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.

NFHS Rules

  1. A, 1/10 @ A’s 20 YL. Snapper A60 takes his position over the ball at A’s 20 YL and places one or both hands on the ball. The RFP signal is given and as A60 begins his motion to snap the ball, B55 swipes at the ball, knocking it out of A60’s hands before he has released the ball for the snap. B55 falls on the ball at A’s 18 YL. The R signals 1/10 for B.

  2. A 4/4 @ B’s 39 YL. A breaks the huddle and lines up as follows - #22 is the snapper and on the end of the line, to his right and in order is #32, #42, #50, #44, #34 with #81 split wide to the right. #12 is 10 YDS deep as a punter with #10, #28 and #60 3 YDS deep in the backfield and to the left of #22. After the snap a) #22 goes downfield 5 YDS and catches a pass for a 1st down; b) #34 goes downfield 5 YDS and catches a pass for a 1st down.

  3. A, 4/5 @ B’s 25 YL. A10 is tackled at the B’s 26 YL, short of the LTG. After A10 is tackled and the ball is dead, B1 piles on. After the penalty is enforced the R signals 1/10 for A @ B’s 13 YL.

  4. :12 remaining in the 4Q. B is leading by 2 points. A10 runs OOB. The LJ asks B’s HC if he wants to start the GC on the RFP.

  5. To start the game K1’s free kick is high and short. K23 catches K1’s airborne and untouched free kick @ RT’s 49YL. The BJ signals 1/10 at RT’s 49 YL for K.

  6. A, 3/1 @ B’s 40 YL. A56 is involved in close play with B67. A56’s helmet comes off without being caused by a foul by any member of B. The play continues downfield. A56, without his helmet, continues downfield & contacts a B team member. The U throws a flag for illegal participation on A56 @ B’s 41 YL. A’s HC calls a TO and tells the HL he’s putting A56 back in the game after the TO. The HL allows A56 to re-enter the game.

  7. The U has examined and approved the footballs provided by each team prior to the game. During the game, the weather condition changes for the worse. The HT requests to have additional footballs approved during the halftime break for use throughout the remainder of the game.

OHSAA Mechanics

  1. In a JV game the officials are asked by the HC to show him a Rule in the Rule Book. The officials do not have a Rule Book on the field or in their cars and tell the HC they are only required to keep a Rule Book on the field for varsity games.

  2. The runner is stopped close to the LTG. The U picks up the ball and throws it to the LJ.

OHSAA Regulations

  1. The normal GC operator is not at the game. The HT AD gets a new person to run the GC. The GC has to be corrected 4 times. The R tells the AD he must talk the GC operator in order to keep using it.