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Offline Clear Lake ref

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6-man football potential tie
« on: October 26, 2020, 09:14:01 PM »
What happens if you get to a 5th extra period where neither team has a kicker?

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Re: 6-man football potential tie
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 09:33:38 PM »
Somebody has to try. It may take a while to get a successful field goal, but you just keep going until they do.

Egg on my face. Of course.
I have worked 2 six-player games, and one 8-player game in my 45 season career (over 49 years). My very first varsity assignment was six-player, and I had an eight player game that same year (1974). My other six-player game came in week one this year. Nothing like 48 years between 6-player games.
Thankfully, we didn't go into extra periods.
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Re: 6-man football potential tie
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2020, 09:34:19 PM »
Good news: they can't kick after 4OT. For 1A football, starting in 5OT teams will run 1 point attempts from the B-7.

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Re: 6-man football potential tie
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2020, 09:36:33 PM »
Who needs a kicker?  Starting with the 5th they run 1 point plays from the 7 yardline.

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Re: 6-man football potential tie
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2020, 09:57:16 PM »
Ah thank you. Didn’t see that in the mechanics manual with the exceptions.

So for 3 and 4 they have to attempt FG then?

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Re: 6-man football potential tie
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2020, 10:09:04 PM »
Yes. The rule says “attempt a 2 point try” and there is no exception for that rule. So whereas 11-man football teams must attempt to score a touchdown, 6-man teams must attempt to score a field goal in 3OT and 4OT.

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Re: 6-man football potential tie
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2020, 12:45:46 PM »
That said, it would be extremely unusual for a 6 man game to have overtime. Most are over at the half, or first play after the half if team members also play in the band due to the mercy rule
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Re: 6-man football potential tie
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2020, 01:09:57 PM »
Our chapter has had at least 2 6-man games go to overtime this year and I had one that came within 4 points of doing so. That’s only two missed tries...

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Re: 6-man football potential tie
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2020, 11:30:33 AM »
I was at one that went to double on Saturday.  Blocked xp ended it.

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Re: 6-man football potential tie
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2020, 11:02:26 AM »
I had 1 this year.  My first ot game..  I was correct on the rules up until the 5th ot luckily it only took 1 to finish up.