2020 Quiz 3 - Rules Geek

This week’s quiz is prepared by Jerry Peters association with Beau Rugg and Dr. Bruce Maurer. Click here to view a PDF of the quiz along with the answers.

NFHS Rules

  1. K, 4/10 @ K’s 30 YL. K’s punt is high; R1 gives an invalid fair catch signal at R’s 30 YL and realizes the ball is short. R1 then blocks K2 at R’s 42 YL before possession by the RT at R’s 45 YL. The BJ throws a flag for an invalid fair catch signal & for the illegal block by R1. R3 recovers the bouncing punt & is tackled.

  2. K, 4/8 @ K’s 2 YL. K1 punts the ball and R1 gives a valid fair catch signal. R2 catches the ball and R’s HC informs the LJ he wants to attempt a free kick after fair catch.

  3. K, 4/10 @ K’s 20 YL. K1’s punt is blocked by R2 behind the LOS and recovered by K2 @ K’s 14 YL. K2 advances the ball to K’s 28 YL. The R signals first down for K since R2 touched the kicked ball.

  4. K, 4/14 @ K’s 40 YL. K has 5 players in the backfield & is called by the Wings at the snap. K1 punts; R1 catches the punt & is tackled at the R35 YL. The Crew gives the option to the RT HC of enforcing the penalty at the previous spot or declining the penalty.

  5. A, 2/10 @ A’s 25 YL with 1:35 remaining in the 2Q. After A32 is downed, B56 is down on the field with an apparent injury. After B56 is up and moved off the field. The R signals the PCO to reset the PC to 25 seconds by raising and pumping up one hand. He then winds the PC to start on his RFP.

  6. K, 4/15 @ K’s 20 YL. K1’s punt is short and grounded at K’s 28 YL. The punt is muffed by R1 and rolls back to K’s 18 YL. K2 picks up the ball and advances for a TD.

  7. 4Q with A trailing by 1 point. A32 runs the ball to B’s 33YL where’s he is downed. The GC is still running with :08 left on the GC. After the play B6 is flagged for UNS. The R signals the UNS & it is marked off to B’s 18 YL. Team A is running on to the field for a FGA. The R winds the GC and time expires.

OHSAA Mechanics

  1. Reverse mechanics are to be put in place when the bean bag is positioned on the -10YL.

  2. During a tight SL catch the HL signals “catch” 2X & the stops the GC 2X

OHSAA Regulations

  1. There is a safety in a junior high game. The crew places the ball at the A’s 45 YL (25 yards away from the normal FK line following a safety) for the next set up downs.