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/8 A32. A7's punt is blocked, lands on A's 36, takes a reverse bounce and is recovered by A67 on A's 27. Team A had five players in the backfield. B96 commits a holding foul on A's 29 during the kick.

2. PLAY: 3rd/12 B32. The score is A24-B24. B44 intercepts A17's legal forward pass on B's 4 and his momentum carries him into B's end zone where he fumbles. B77 recovers on B's 4 while grounded. During the fumble, B77 pulls A77's jersey on B's 2 as A77 attempts to recover the ball. Time expires in the fourth quarter during the down.

3. PLAY: 4th/4 B44. First quarter. Game clock shows 12:36. The weather includes rain, wind and cold. A7 punts. B44 catches the ball on B's 19 and advances to A's 4 where he fumbles. A84 recovers the ball in A's end zone and is advancing on A's 3 when he fumbles. An inadvertent whistle sounds while the ball is loose from A84's fumble.

4. PLAY: 3rd/18 A42. A16 is sacked on A's 28. Time expires in the first half during the down. Team A commits an illegal shift foul. B96 commits an unsportsmanlike foul after the down ends. Team A is expected to receive to start the second half and would like Team B to free kick from their 20.

5. PLAY: 4th/10 A40. The snapper adjusts the ball. Team A is in a scrimmage kick formation. A88 is an exception to the mandatory numbering. A89, on the end of the line, moves into the backfield leaving A88 on the end of the line. A89 then legally moves back to the line and covers A88 prior to the snap. A4's punt rolls out of bounds on B's 6.

6. PLAY: 4th/8 B45. A4 punts. B33 bats the rolling ball from B's 6 into B's end zone. B44 recovers the ball in B's end zone and advances to B's 7 where he is downed. B55 holds A84 on B's 8 during the kick and before the bat by B33.

7. PLAY: 3rd/12 A8. The score is A24-B27. A17's legal forward pass is complete to A88. A88 has one defender to beat at the 50 when he extends his arm and places his hand against B44's face mask to prevent B44 from making the tackle. A88 then continues trucking into B's end zone. Time expires in the fourth quarter during the down.

pigskin@romgilbert.us / December 5, 2017 / (q-1711q)