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NFHS Illegal Shift/Motion?
« on: September 04, 2017, 09:02:40 PM »
Team A breaks the huddle and all 11 are set for 1 second. The QB then starts cadens and the left 2 wide outs both go in motion. Realizing the mistake, the one wide out(slot receiver) resets(stops in slot position) while the other continues motion to right. The QB lets 2 seconds go by before taking the snap. Illegal or not?

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Re: NFHS Illegal Shift/Motion?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 09:50:09 PM »
Team A breaks the huddle and all 11 are set for 1 second. The QB then starts cadens and the left 2 wide outs both go in motion. Realizing the mistake, the one wide out(slot receiver) resets(stops in slot position) while the other continues motion to right. The QB lets 2 seconds go by before taking the snap. Illegal or not?

ILLEGAL, NFHS 7-2-6 requires, "After a huddle or shift all 11 players of A shall come to an absolute[/i] stop and shall remain stationary simultaneously ......for 1 second before the snap.  THEREAFTER 7-2-7advises "Only one player may be in motion at the snap.

In essence, NOBODY (on A) can go in motion before EVERYBODY stops, for 1 second SIMULTANEOUSLY.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2017, 09:51:51 PM by AlUpstateNY »

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Re: NFHS Illegal Shift/Motion?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 05:57:01 AM »
What you've described is a shift, and both players must stop for one second before the snap.  One of them may then go in motion & remain in motion.