Author Topic: 2017 NFHS Football Rule Changes (Release Date Feb 22, 2017)  (Read 13902 times)

Offline Ralph Damren

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Re: 2017 NFHS Football Rule Changes (Release Date Feb 22, 2017)
« Reply #125 on: May 10, 2017, 07:55:41 AM »
So, on the new kickoff. I have a kid who can pop it up in the air off the tee, doesn't bounce off the ground, teams can fair catch if they want to. Is that still legal? Also, what about squibs and ground balls, are they still OK?
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Offline backjudge79

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Re: 2017 NFHS Football Rule Changes (Release Date Feb 22, 2017)
« Reply #126 on: June 16, 2017, 09:40:15 AM »
Anyone have the penalty signals for the new rules? I am working on updating a penalty chart showing the signals.

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Re: 2017 NFHS Football Rule Changes (Release Date Feb 22, 2017)
« Reply #127 on: June 16, 2017, 10:27:17 AM »
There are really only three rule changes that involve signals:

Illegal Blindside Block, 2-3-10 (NEW), 9-4-3n (NEW), 9-4 PENALTY (S38)
(Some former experimental states will continue using (S38-48) however, S48, just like S17 & S26, have yet to be adopted by the NFHS)

Free Kick Infraction (Pop-UP kick) 2-24-10 (NEW); 6-1-11 (NEW), 6-1 PENALTY (S7-19)

Encroachment 7-1-6a; 7-1-6b (NEW), 7-1-6c (NEW) (S7-18)

Penalty Summary Changes for 2017

Loss of 15 yards

7. Illegal Block below the waist                9-3-2   S40  No change to BBW they separated it from #8 below
8. Illegal Block on a Free kicker or Holder  9-3-4   S30  Signal change from 2016 - No longer S40

15. Hurdle an opponent                           9-4-3d  S38  Added to Penalty Summary for 2017

20. Blindside Block                                 9-4-3n  S38  NEW Foul for 2017     

Additionally, they converted the PENALTY SUMMARY from 1 page with size .002 Font, to two pages and used size 12 Font.  This allows us all to read it without a dad-gummed magnifying glass!
Wait just a minute! Is this yet another sign of "The Graying of the Official?" yEs:

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Re: 2017 NFHS Football Rule Changes (Release Date Feb 22, 2017)
« Reply #128 on: June 21, 2017, 10:09:06 AM »
Thank you :)

Offline Ralph Damren

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Re: 2017 NFHS Football Rule Changes (Release Date Feb 22, 2017)
« Reply #129 on: June 21, 2017, 11:08:04 AM »
KWH (the founder of the Oregonian Flea-flicker museum) has just opened another of life's perceived limitations. If one references pages #82-83 of the Officials Manual, one may notice the caption : "Signal numbers 17 and 26 are for future expansion." We all have worries of some nature and I have the following (in random order).....

  WILL THE RED SOX WIN THE AL EAST ?
  WILL THE RED SOX WIN THE AL PENNANT?
  WILL THE RED SOX WIN THE WORLD SERIES?
  WILL I MAKE IT TO AGE 72 ? (I'm currently 71)
  WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF THE RUSSIAN JET HAD HIT THE US JET?
  WHAT WOULD HAPPEN AFTER WE HAD ADDED SIGNALS #17 & 26?
    ..Would we never be able to add anymore signals??? ???
    ..Would we have to remove a current signal (#17 used to be uncatchable pass)??

KWH has opened a whole new universe by suggesting adding #48 ---that will open the door for future #49, 50,  51...... . In research ,opening a 1972 NFHS Rules Book, I noticed we only had 27 signals back then and they were numbered 1-27 - life was simpler back then.

I have removed my numbering worries from my worry list and have consolidated my worries about the Russian fighter jet crashing into an American one with being unable to reach 72. :bOW

I feel happier now, I feel that I will even feel more happy when football starts and we can get back to debating what just happened last Friday :) :)