Football Rules Clarifications - 2020

By NFHS on July 28, 2020 football Print

2020 NFHS Football Rules Book Clarifications

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Page 71 – Rule 9-4-4 PENALTY: PENALTY: … Art. 4 – roughing the passer – (S38-34-8) …

2020-2021 NFHS Football Game Officials Manual Clarifications

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Page 69 – III. HEAD LINESMAN AND LINE JUDGE –A. After ball is spotted: 5. d.:
III. HEAD LINESMAN AND LINE JUDGE

A. After ball is spotted: …

5. Check following: …

d. Minimum of seven five offensive players on line-of-scrimmage. …

2020 NFHS Football Preseason Guide Clarifications

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Page 1 – “NFHS Clarifies Play Clock Situations” – Fourth and Fifth Paragraphs in Column One: In the event both and offensive and defensive player are involved, the game officials will determine for which player the game officials’ time-out was initially taken. If the offensive player was noticed first, the play clock is set to 25 seconds; otherwise, it is set to 40 seconds.

… In the event that both an offensive player and a defensive player are both injured or have an equipment issue during the same play, the play clock will be set to 25 seconds.