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2013 NFHS Rules Book Error

Monday, July 15, 2013
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DFOA Membership,

The 2013 NFHS Rules Book is incorrectly printed for rules 10-1-6 and 10-1-7. These two sections were not updated to reflect the change regarding the penalty for pass interference. There is no longer a loss of down associated with OPI and no longer an automatic first down for DPI. There are no exceptions, for 2013, rules 10-1-6(c) and 10-1-7(d) will need to be manually stricken from your 2013 Rules Book.

Here is how the 2013 Rules Book is printed:

Rule 10 Enforcement of Penalties

SECTION 1 PROCEDURE AFTER A FOUL

ART. 6 . . . The following fouls by A include loss of the right to replay a down:

a. Illegally handing the ball forward.

b. Illegal forward pass.

c. Forward pass interference.

d. Illegal touching of forward pass by an ineligible. 

ART. 7 . . . The following fouls by B give A an automatic first down:

a. Roughing the kicker or holder.

b. Roughing the passer.

c. Roughing the snapper.

d. Forward pass interference. 

Here is how the 2013 Rules Book should read: 

Rule 10 Enforcement of Penalties 

SECTION 1 PROCEDURE AFTER A FOUL 

ART. 6 . . . The following fouls by A include loss of the right to replay a down:

a. Illegally handing the ball forward.

b. Illegal forward pass.

c. Illegal touching of forward pass by an ineligible. 

ART. 7 . . . The following fouls by B give A an automatic first down:

a. Roughing the kicker or holder.

b. Roughing the passer.

c. Roughing the snapper.

Therefore, in your 2013 Rules Book, take a pen and strike through 10-1-6(c) and 10-1-7(d).

For your information, 7-5-10 PENALTY and Table 7-5 are correctly printed for pass interference penalties being revised for 2013.

DFOA Area Directors,
Scott Saucke
Ron Paolucci
John Conklin
Mike Letofsky

 

 
 
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