Category Rules

What to do When a Helmet Comes Off

red football helmet on the grass

We had an interesting situation in a game. Opposing players went to the ground and as they stood up, one player inadvertently (no foul) dislodged the other player’s helmet and it came off. Rule 3-5-10d states “…the player shall be…

What is a False Start in High School Football?

False start flag throw by wing

In the ‘70s and ‘80s, Dallas Cowboys linemen would come to the line in a two-point stance, then stand straight up and go down to a three-point stance. This was called the “Landry Shift”. The Cowboys linemen would perform the…