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BOYS' FOOTBALL GUIDELINES

Northern Middle Schools Athletic Association

 

 

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GUIDELINES

ORDER OF GAMES

8th grade will play the first game and 7th grade the second game.

LENGTH OF GAMES

Four 8 minute quarters, with regular clock, at a 30 point difference the clock will then be switched to running clock, stopping for time outs, injuries, and scores. The clock will restart at the snap of the ball or as soon as the first touch is made after the kick.

DEFENSE

7th grade- line stunts will be allowed, must bring linebackers to the line of scrimmage if stunting.

8th grade- blitzing will be allowed.

OFFENSE

The 25 second count will be enforced.

PUNTING

7th grade- no rushing the punter. Offense must declare if they are punting the ball. The two outside players may release at the snap of the ball.

8th grade- normal kicking game.

KICK-OFFS

Normal kick-off opportunities.

COACHES

Coaches may be on the field for the first game of the year.

TIMEOUTS

Each team will be given 3 timeouts per half.

HALFTIME

There will be a five minute halftime.

 TIME BETWEEN GAMES

There will be ten minutes in between games.

OTHER RULES

Unless listed above, high school football rules will be followed.

 

 

    

 

 

 

Updated on 10/23/12

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