2017 FOOTBALL RULES & INTERPRETATIONS

QUIZ: WEEK #8


RULING FORMAT: Team (A or B) in possession, down, distance and succeeding spot (example: A 1/10 A40). If relevant, also include other information such as whether the 25 or 40-second play clock will be used, whether the game clock starts on the ready or snap, if ZAP 10 is a factor or if there will be an extension of the period.

1. PLAY: 4th/4 B14. A5's field goal attempt is blocked. B96 recovers the ball on B's 27 and ambles down the field to A's 2 where he fumbles. The ball is rolling in A's end zone where A56 bats the ball over A's end line as B96 is about to recover the ball.


2. PLAY: 3rd/6 B16. A17's legal forward pass, in the direction of A89, is intercepted by B44 in B's end zone where he is downed. B44 pushed A89 out of the way before intercepting the pass and was flagged by the BJ for defensive pass interference. The HL states that the pass was touched by a player before B44 pushed A89. The SJ states that B44 voluntarily stepped out of bounds before returning inbounds to intercept the pass.


3. PLAY: 4th/2 A28. B44 catches A4's punt and advances to A's 6 where he fumbles. The ball rolls into and out of A's end zone. Team A was flagged for an illegal formation.


4. PLAY: 4/10 A40. A4's punt is illegally touched by A88 on B's 22. B44 recovers on B's 18 and advances to B's 27 when he fumbles. A66 recovers and scores. During A66's run, A66 taunts B77 with the ball on Bís 6.


5. PLAY: 4th/16 A34. A4's punt is blocked, lands on A's 36 and rebounds behind the neutral zone. A4 bats the ball forward on A's 24 and the ball goes out of bounds on A's 27.


6. PLAY: 4th/10 A30. The score is A24-B24. B44 is in position to catch A6's punt on B's 32 when A88 wipes out B44 before the ball arrives. B22 recovers the ball on B's 26 and advances to A's 28 where he is downed. Time expires in the fourth quarter during the down. The referee announces that the interference with opportunity foul is also a personal foul but not targeting.


7. PLAY: 3rd/6 B46. Ball carrier A88 is hit on B's 42 at the sideline and falls forward and out of bounds. When the ball is declared dead in possession of A88, the ball is outside the sideline at B's 40 extended. The ball, in possession of A88, crossed the sideline on B's 41-1/2.


[PIGSKIN PAGE PREDICTION (P**3)]: PLAY: 3rd/8 B48. Fourth quarter. The score is A28-B28. Team B has one timeout remaining. Team A false starts with 0:49 on the game clock and the clock running. Team B elects the penalty and ZAP 10. The game clock is set to 0:39. Before the ready, Team B calls its last timeout.


pigskin@romgilbert.us / October 12, 2017 / (q-1708q)