Once again in 2016, I’ve decided to publish my thoughts on the IHSA football exam test bank (Part 1). I worked my way though the exam researching each individual question and the result of my research is detailed below. I’ve attempted to include each relevant rule and case play for each question and added comments where I felt them appropriate. This is intended to be a study guide rather than a cheat sheet – please use it as intended. The explanations and
A 2/6 @ A47. On a run up the middle, center A60 blocks middle linebacker B50 by pushing him towards the left sideline. Realizing he will not be able to make the tackle via conventional methods, B50 sticks his left foot out and trips A30 as he passes.
A 3/10 @ B30. With the game clock running and less than one minute to play in the first half, the ball is snapped. During the down, A57’s helmet comes off and B90 is injured. A30 is tackled in the field of play at the B25.
A 2/14 @ A42. A6 throws a backwards pass in the direction of A30. A30, realizing that he will be tackled for a loss immediately after catching the ball, bats the ball forward in the direction of A66, who catches the ball and gains 8 yards to the 50-yard line.
B83 gains possession of a long punt at the B-4 yard line. His momentum carries him into the end zone three yards deep. Once he is able to stop his original momentum, B83 begins to run laterally looking for an opening to bring the ball out of the end zone. As he makes a cut, B83 fumbles the football, which is ultimately recovered by B42, who is downed in the end zone.
Team A, who has used all of its timeouts, is on B’s 8-yard line trailing by 4 points with 0:08 remaining in the fourth quarter and the game clock running. When team A snaps the ball, they have more than four players in the backfield. When A7 receives the hand to hand snap, he immediately spikes the ball with the game clock reading 0:05.
On first and goal from the B7, A35 takes a handoff, gets the edge on the right side, and heads for the pylon. At B’s 3-yard line, A35 dives for the pylon and is hit by B50. While still airborne, A35 crosses the sideline at B’s 1-yard line causing the ball to pass the goal line extended outside the right pylon. Before contacting the ground out of bounds, A35’s right hand hand makes contact with the pylon.
Once again in 2015, I’ve decided to publish my thoughts on the IHSA football exam test bank (Part 1). I worked my way though the exam researching each individual question and the result of my research is detailed below. I’ve attempted to include each relevant rule and case play for each question and added comments where I felt them appropriate. This is intended to be a study guide rather than a cheat sheet – please use it as intended. The explanations and
Late in the 4th second and one at A48, A1 muffs the snap. A32 recovers the loose ball in the offensive backfield and after possessing it he immediately throws the ball forward and into the ground.
B30 blocks Team A’s try attempt and, while the ball is bouncing around behind the neutral zone, B22 kicks the loose ball into his own end zone where B55 recovers the ball while grounded.
A60, who is a a restricted lineman in a three point stance between the snapper and the player on the end of the line, lifts a hand from the ground immediately after being threatened by B90, who has crossed into the neutral zone prior to the snap.
Team A snaps at the a-45 line and punts The kick is untouched beyond the neutral zone when A87 reaches across Team B’s goal line and bats the ball back into the field of play, where it rolls out of bounds at the B-4.
After a running play up the middle, the umpire notices that B90’s jersey is saturated with blood as a result of tacking A33, who has a cut on his arm that is bleeding profusely.
Late in the fourth quarter, Team A has the ball third and twelve. B55 intercepts A7’s pass and returns the ball to A’s 12 yard line and goes out of bounds with 1:59 on the game clock. B99 was in the neutral zone at the snap.
A free kick by Team A strikes the ground at B’s 5 yard line and is bouncing around. With A88 approaching the ball, B10 fearing that he will not be able to recover the kick, bats the ball across his own goal line where it is recovered by B38 who is on the ground.
Team A’s backward pass or fumble hits the ground. In the ensuing melee, Team B muffs the ball while attempting to recover it and the ball crosses Team A’s goal line. Team A then falls on the ball and recovers it while on the ground.
Ball carrier A35 dives for the pylon from the B-4. While the ball is still in his possession, it passes directly over the top of the pylon prior to the ball carrier landing out of bounds.
In preparation for the 2015 high school football season, I decided to put together several videos related to football officiating. I used captured footage from televised high school football games over the last two years to point out good mechanics and illustrate areas where our mechanics can improve. If you took the time to view this video, I’m curious as to what you think about the following: Play selection Commentary on selected plays General feedback If you have the time and are willing,