Week 8 Reminders
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
QUESTION – Can a player(s) wear pink towels in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
ANSWER – YES. The towel must be a solid color that is not ball colored(brown) or penalty flag colored (yellow). The towel can be no less than 4 inches in width and 12 inches in length; no greater than 18 inches in width and 36 inches in length. The towel is limited to one visible manufacturer’s logo/trademark reference that does not exceed 2 ¼ square inches in any dimension. NFHS Rule 1.5.3a.5(a)
QUESTION – Can players from the same team wear different colored towels? (Example – One player(s) wears a white towel the other player(s) wear a pink towel)
ANSWER – NO. If towels are worn by multiple players, all players must wear the same color towel. NFHS Rule 1.5.3a.5(a)
QUESTION – In an overtime period, can the defending team intercept a pass or return a fumble for points?
ANSWER – NO. If the defensive team gains possession in an overtime period, the ball becomes dead immediately and the offensive team’s series of downs is ended. RESOLVING TIED GAMES (NFHS RULES BOOK PAGE 83-85)
QUESTION – After the first overtime period the score remains tied, do you have another coin toss?
ANSWER – NO. If the score remains tied after each team has been given one series of downs in an overtime period, then the procedure shall be repeated with other overtime periods until a game winner is determined. In this case, there shall be an intermission of two minutes. At the subsequent meeting of team captains, the loser of the overtime coin toss will be given first choice of the options. If additional overtime periods are required, then
first options will be alternated with no coin toss. RESOLVING TIED GAMES (NFHS RULES BOOK PAGE 83-85)
8-MAN AND 6-MAN RULES DIFFERENCES
Please review page 85 – 86 of the NFHS Rules Book for the rules differences as they pertain 8-man and 6-man.
REMINDER – 2016 NFHS / NSAA POINTS OF EMPHASIS
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, crews are permitted (not required) to use pink whistles and / or wear pink wrist bands during the month of October at regular season games only. If you choose to use the whistles and / or wear the wrist bands, the entire crew must do so. Pink whistles and pink wrist bands are the only approved items.