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1 Replies and 459 Views 2017 NFHS Rules Changes    459  1 Started by  HL-SJ Some big ones this year... http://www.nfhs.org/articles/new-bl...-football/
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by  jjsphotosJump to last post
02/27/2017 11:50 AM
0 Replies and 77 Views Want to be an official in the Metrolina Area?  77  0 Started by  Dale Ross The Metrolina Football Officials Association (MFOA) Here is an FAQ, followed by a list of schools they cover. Frequently Asked Questions for Football Officials Last Updated: February 19, 2017 Page 1   Q: What is the Metrolina Football Officials Association (MFOA) A: The MFOA is an organization of football officials which provide football officiating services primarily to the following leagues and/or conferences: ·        Nor...
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06/10/2017 3:37 PM
3 Replies and 1097 Views 2016 Rules Changes  1097  3 Started by  HL-SJ Not much this year... 1. No more clipping anywhere/anytime (used to be legal in the free blocking zone) 2. Mouthguards can again be white or clear 3. Football gloves are now required to meet either the new Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) specifications or the existing National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) test standard at the time of manufacture. (prevously gloves had to be NOCSAE approved)
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by  Dale RossJump to last post
02/13/2017 1:25 PM
4 Replies and 663 Views While you're watching the ball, they are watching  663  4 Started by  Dale Ross The officials, watching what they should be watching and not the ball... just a few of my shots that were posted. Maybe I should go through photos again sometime and get more.    
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by  jjsphotosJump to last post
12/26/2016 5:39 PM
4 Replies and 530 Views Personal Fouls and other dead ball penalties  530  4 Started by  Dave B At the South Meck vs. Ardrey Kell game last night there were two personal foul penalties called on AK. Both times South Meck was inside the 20. The first one was after the play and occured on third down. The refs marked it half the distance to the goal 4th. down. The second time the same thing happened. They got half the distance but not an automatic first down. I&39;m not that familiar with the North Carolina High school rules but in most football a personal foul is an automatic first no matte...
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by  HL-SJJump to last post
11/13/2016 7:14 PM
1 Replies and 841 Views Pass interference  841  1 Started by  bear5034 Question- First score tonight in Kannapolis- Mallard Creek game was a passing TD where the Kannapolis kid caught the ball in the endzone and the Mallard Creek kid was flagged for pass interference. The result was still a TD but they assesed the yards on the ensuing kick off. Is that the correct ruling  
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by  HL-SJJump to last post
11/03/2015 10:42 AM
2 Replies and 934 Views Roughing the punter?  934  2 Started by  hokiemtc I watched the South Meck / Myers Park game last night and after South Meck&39;s first series, Myers Park was called for roughing the punter. South Meck has a rugby style kicker and he rolled out of the pocket like always, and the Myers Park player crashed into him after narrowly missing blocking the kick. I thought once a rugby style kicker left the pocket, he was fair game just like any other ball carrier Was this the right call
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by  HL-SJJump to last post
09/15/2015 9:15 AM
2 Replies and 713 Views Should they throw a flag on this?  713  2 Started by  Dale Ross So people speak up! Hope our ref can weigh in...   rel=0' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen>  
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by  HL-SJJump to last post
09/10/2015 1:29 PM
0 Replies and 988 Views 2015 Rules Changes Press Release  988  0 Started by  HL-SJ Not much in the way of rules changes for the upcoming season... http://www.nfhs.org/articles/high-s...imization/
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02/18/2015 4:14 PM
15 Replies and 2489 Views Cut Blocks?  2489  15 Started by  DMD   I have heard something about the elimination of lows blocks. Now I have no source or anything, just parent fan talk about banning cut blocks. Is this real Has anyone heard this None of my coaching buddies have heard this but I have heard some head coaches talking about it
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09/11/2014 10:02 PM
5 Replies and 1053 Views Personal Foul Rulings  1053  5 Started by  PRoud Pirate The scenario: Second down and the ball is on the defending team's 4 yard line. The defense commits a personal foul. Does this result in in a first down at the 2 or third down at the 2
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08/26/2014 9:54 AM
7 Replies and 2356 Views Booster Club and Coaches pay  2356  7 Started by  DMD A question that keeps coming up is how to pay coaches and assistant coaches, outside of the school districts. Some districts allow the private booster clubs to supplement coaches’ pay. Does anyone know the rules that can provide links or physical evidence stating this policy is banned in certain districts This is very common at the college level, and also common at the private level where I am from. However, there are rules in place, but I have never seen them. Does anyone have access to ...
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by  DMDJump to last post
08/12/2014 10:49 AM
5 Replies and 1397 Views 2014 New Rules Press Release  1397  5 Started by  HL-SJ From the NFHS website: In an effort to reduce contact above the shoulders and lessen the risk of injury in high school football, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee developed a definition for targeting, which will be penalized as illegal personal contact.  The definition of targeting and its related penalty were two of 10 rules changes approved by the rules committee at its January 24-26 meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes ...
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by  picmanJump to last post
03/17/2014 2:11 PM
16 Replies and 1704 Views Game announcers yelling over the microphone as opposing team is hiking the ball  1704  16 Started by  RMC I have noticed this happening at two games this year. When Butler was at Rocky River and at Mount Tabor. Do the referees ask them to stop Or, is this allowed It was happening so much I figured this was either allowed...or the guys on the field don't hear the speakers and it doesn't affect the game.
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by  Dale RossJump to last post
11/25/2013 3:00 PM
2 Replies and 958 Views block in the back - on defense  958  2 Started by  jjsphotos not a kick. not a fumble or int. option left.  DEFENSE flagged for a block in the back since when do you BLOCK on defense
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by  Dale RossJump to last post
11/03/2013 9:53 PM
1 Replies and 915 Views HL-SJ I thought you might like to see this  915  1 Started by  Dale Ross If you see Mike let him know I took these and if he wants them I'll give him higher quality Mike Morton in action...I wonder how many out there could stand ground like he did and continue to do your job
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by  HL-SJJump to last post
11/03/2013 9:35 AM
3 Replies and 989 Views Official Open Hand to Side of head  989  3 Started by  Dale Ross It was a personal foul but I could not gather it is was illegal contact to the head on the quarterback. The quarterback was sacked, in the pocket. The white cap placed an left open hand  to the side of his head. I've looked through NFHS a book of official signals and cannot find this signal.
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by  HL-SJJump to last post
10/18/2013 6:43 AM
3 Replies and 1460 Views Refs stink!!!  1460  3 Started by  jjsphotos hehehehehhe
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by  Dale RossJump to last post
09/08/2013 1:56 PM
8 Replies and 1753 Views HURDLE? MEASURE?  1753  8 Started by  jjsphotos i know hurdle over a defender not laying on the ground is supposed to be a penalty (wasnt here)       where should the spot have been on this one kicker - and i WISH i had backed away to shoot it - they measured it a foot or so - OUTSIDE the three yard mark out of bounds
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by  Dale RossJump to last post
09/04/2013 5:53 PM
6 Replies and 3492 Views Muffed punt recovered in end zone?  3492  6 Started by  Wench The scenario is this - punt is muffed by receiving team, bounces around between several players, squirts out and backwards 15 yards into the endzone where the kicking team ultimately covers it. What's the result Somehow this ended up being interpreted into a touchback, with the receiving team taking possession on the 20
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by  WenchJump to last post
08/27/2013 10:35 AM
2 Replies and 1038 Views Scrimmage ejection??  1038  2 Started by  jjsphotos if a player is ejected from a scrimage game - does it carry over to the regular season game
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by  pepmanJump to last post
08/23/2013 11:00 AM
5 Replies and 1346 Views 2013 New Rules  1346  5 Started by  HL-SJ Any questions out there about the 2013 new rules
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by  Dale RossJump to last post
08/15/2013 4:46 PM
3 Replies and 1692 Views Bands palying during the play  1692  3 Started by  Dale Ross OK is it or is not a rule in High School I&160;was at one game this year where the officials stopped the West Mecklenburg band from playing. I asked about this and was told later that this was not a rule. Well, at the State Championships in Wake&160;Forest the officials again stopped the bands from playing while the play was live. They could play between whistles. I know that at one time this was not a high school rule. but has that changed
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12/11/2012 1:05 PM
8 Replies and 1608 Views The Cam Newton Move  1608  8 Started by  Dale Ross You've seen the highlight by now I assume of the West Mecklenburg quarterback in the Hough game doing the Cam Newton move and being ejected. I&160;just had a long facebook chat&160; with someone about this and the Lemay ejection. His thought was that both were in fun and thus should be overturned. Speaking strictly from the rules, could you let others know why The West&160;Mecklenburg Quarterback was ejected
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11/06/2012 5:03 PM
5 Replies and 1357 Views Diving in the end zone  1357  5 Started by  Dale Ross HL-SJ... has the rule changed that you can now dive into the end zone Or it is still a judgment call&160;watching highlights from the Marvin Ridge and Catholic game I saw two I've seen flags in the past thrown for similar dives. Now I thought they were wrong to be thrown but that is another story. I've not seen this called in a while and wondering if that has changed.
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by  Dale RossJump to last post
11/05/2012 10:26 AM
9 Replies and 1579 Views PR ejections for phantom fight  1579  9 Started by  Capn Jack How is it possible that 3 players get ejected for leaving the bench to fight when no fight occurred  Also, how do the refs miss the fact that half of PDS players came off the bench as it was on their side and give no ejections, but they somehow identify 3 PR players from the other side of the field and quickly eject them.  The fact that they are on the defense and we're running on to the field to defend the PAT is mute apparently in the eyes of the NCHSAA.  The players involved i...
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by  CowboyJump to last post
10/09/2012 5:12 AM
1 Replies and 1318 Views You make the call  1318  1 Started by  HL-SJ www.youtube.com/watch &160; Illegal block in the back or legal side block
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by  HuskyFanJump to last post
09/14/2012 1:14 PM
10 Replies and 2022 Views 2012 Rules Changes  2022  10 Started by  HL-SJ http://www.nfhs.org/content.aspxid=6588 Beginning next fall, when a high school football player's helmet comes off while the ball is live, he'll be required to sit out at least one play. This was one of eight rules approved by the National Federation of State High School Association Football Rules Committee. The N.C. High School Athletic Association, which has nearly 400 schools including the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, is a member of the National Federation. “The committee made...
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03/04/2012 7:07 PM
3 Replies and 1181 Views Covered up  1181  3 Started by  teammugs why is it a loss of down in HS when a receiver who is ineligible makes the catch
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by  HL-SJJump to last post
12/06/2011 10:24 AM
6 Replies and 1408 Views Play Clock  1408  6 Started by  Dale Ross
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12/05/2011 3:59 PM
8 Replies and 1217 Views HL-SJ... You make the call  1217  8 Started by  Dale Ross The defender is blue, the receiver is in white... anyone else give your opinion as well!
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11/27/2011 2:06 PM
7 Replies and 1185 Views horsecollar  1185  7 Started by  jjsphotos here we go. best and clearest view of the horsecollar i have yet to capture. yes, the flag was tossed on the play (wish i had kept snapping and got that in the sequence. &160;
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11/14/2011 5:43 PM
3 Replies and 1201 Views Hurdling...  1201  3 Started by  Dale Ross Saw a great&160;hurdle by Butler tonight that drew a flag. I am going to see if I can get a clip of that play from Butler.Since i&160;could not see the entire play I am not certain if it meets the requirements... while i&160;am waiting I will post pictures from another game on a hurdle that did not draw a flag and get some comments from our official.
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by  Dale RossJump to last post
11/13/2011 9:16 PM
13 Replies and 1360 Views Aiding the runner  1360  13 Started by  Dale Ross No questions this year It may be hard for you to tell from these pictures but... I am wondering how this is not aiding the runner You can see that the quarterback 3 is is on a QB&160;dive or sneak, whatever you want to call it. 32 comes up from behind and pushes him.
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by  Dale RossJump to last post
11/07/2011 9:06 PM
3 Replies and 1175 Views 1st Down Measurement ?  1175  3 Started by  knucklehead First question is on a close call for first down , if the coach requests a measurment is the ref supposed to give it or is that a courtesy The situation in question , the ref did not grant the measurement , called 1st down and moved the chains. His explanation was , 'we go white line to whiteline, the ball was touching the line therefore 1st down.' I would understand that on the goal line (breaking the plane) , but I have never heard that in the middle of the field. Heck the lines are at least ...
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by  knuckleheadJump to last post
11/07/2011 7:17 PM
1 Replies and 961 Views Officiating  961  1 Started by  bear5034 If someone was intrested in starting the process to become a HS official what would he need to do
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by  HL-SJJump to last post
11/07/2011 12:08 PM
0 Replies and 985 Views Jersey Number  985  0 Started by  HL-SJ A distinguished member of this body asked me last night what the rulebook says about the actual number on the jersey... The rulebook says - b. Jersey: 1. A jersey, unaltered from the manufacturer’s original design/production,with clearly visible and legible Arabic numbers 1-99 inclusive on the front and back which shall be long enough to reach the top of the pants and shall be tucked in if longer. 2. The numbers shall be centered horizontally at least 8 inches and 10 inches high on front a...
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08/12/2011 9:10 AM
4 Replies and 1538 Views Start Times for practice this summer. What day?  1538  4 Started by  Deleted User I read last weekend that Sunday July 31th was an OK day to start practice this year. Was or is this a change or was the CO writer wrong or inferring something else Dale/anybody
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by  Dale RossJump to last post
06/16/2011 9:56 PM
0 Replies and 1252 Views 2011 NFHS Rules Changes  1252  0 Started by  HL-SJ Chop Block Rule Redefined in High School Football &160; FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Bob Colgate INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 14, 2011) — A change in the definition of a chop block in high school football, along with a strong emphasis on proper use of the helmet to minimize risk of injury, highlighted the January 21-23 meeting of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee in Indianapolis. The modification of the chop block rule was one of 11 r...
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03/06/2011 9:01 PM
9 Replies and 1690 Views Chain crew cell phone use  1690  9 Started by  Dale Ross So...&160;I&160;know the chain crew is not allowed to use cell phones on the sidelines. My question, what is the rule and how is it handled&160;
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by  Dale RossJump to last post
02/14/2011 12:58 PM
2 Replies and 1302 Views HL-SJ look at this...  1302  2 Started by  Dale Ross ... and comment please... Topic: RE: Butler 35 Hibriten 28 &160;
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09/21/2010 9:53 AM
28 Replies and 1815 Views Is this a penalty?  1815  28 Started by  Dale Ross HL-SJ look at this picture and tell me penalty or not. The play is live. I think yes.&160;I hate for the coaches to get called on this in a real game. Every play of the scrimmage this was common. The officials never warned or anything. I&160;have another interesting point after I hear back from you on this. This is not meant to be negative towards mallard creek... but maybe towards the officials.
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by  Dale RossJump to last post
09/12/2010 7:30 PM
2 Replies and 3051 Views Overtime rules in JV football  3051  2 Started by  Trojan Fan Hi all, I am very unclear of the rules governing overtime in JV&160;football games. Do JV teams play overtime If so who decides this Meaning is it automatic they do play, is that a coaches decision, the refs decision, etc.. Does it matter if it is 2-A, 4-A, or whatever Also what exactly are the rules in OT First to score wins or do both teams get a possession Thanks in advance for any clarification on this topic.
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by  HL-SJJump to last post
09/04/2010 1:16 PM
3 Replies and 2201 Views NCAA-NFHS Rules Differences  2201  3 Started by  HL-SJ Do you often wonder why something is called one way on Friday nights, and a different way on Saturdays Here is a summary of NCAA-NFHS&160;rules differences that you may find helpful. It is something I&160;review every Friday in the pregame to keep myself straight.
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by  HL-SJJump to last post
08/17/2010 8:48 AM
18 Replies and 2336 Views 2010 NFHS Rules Changes  2336  18 Started by  HL-SJ Here is the press release from the NFHS on the 2010 football rules changes... NFHS Rules Changes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bob Colgate INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 23, 2010) — Effective with the 2010 high school football season, any player who shows signs, symptoms or behaviors associated with a concussion must be removed from the game and shall not return to play until cleared by an appropriate health-care professional. The concussion rule was one of 12 changes approved by the Nati...
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08/15/2010 8:52 PM
0 Replies and 1004 Views NC State Rules Clinic Power Point  1004  0 Started by  HL-SJ http://www.nchsaa.org/pages/6// Select the link at the top of the page...
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08/13/2010 10:16 AM
10 Replies and 2010 Views Crack block rule  2010  10 Started by  titanman33 need clarification. i am installing the flexbone option and would like to use 'cross' blocking against the safeties and corners. specifically send the PSWB to kick out the CB and the PSWR to come down and block the PSFS. The WR would be on or around the numbers and would prolly have a 20 yard run before contact...that seems a bit violent for NCHSAA rules...am I wrong
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by  Dale RossJump to last post
08/02/2010 10:56 AM
7 Replies and 1357 Views Rule Changes  1357  7 Started by  HL-SJ It is always interesting to see what the fans think... What rules changes would you like to see next year (or in the near future)
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by  Dale RossJump to last post
12/18/2009 3:15 PM
16 Replies and 1320 Views You make this call... if you can  1320  16 Started by  Dale Ross I apologize, only the last picture is crystal clear. Look hard and determine if he is down.
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12/13/2009 6:01 PM
25 Replies and 1625 Views How was the officiating this season?   1625  25 Started by  HL-SJ What needs to be improved if you voted average or bad Thanks!
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12/10/2009 5:47 PM
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