2017 Rule Changes

Summary of Rule Changes
Other

1-3-1h (NEW)

Permissible Items on Balls.

1-3-1h (NEW)

Permissible Items on Balls.

1-5-1a(2) NOTE; 1-5-4

Coaches’ Verification.

1-5-1(b)3

Home Team Jerseys.

1-5-1(b)3

Home Team Jerseys.

2-3-10; 9-4-3n; 9-4 PENALTY

Blindside Block.

2-3-10; 9-4-3n; 9-4 PENALTY

Blindside Block.

2-16-2h

PSK Enforcement.

2-24-10; 6-1-11; 6-1 PENALTY

Pop-Up Kick.

2-24-10; 6-1-11; 6-1 PENALTY

Pop-Up Kick.

2-24-10; 6-1-11; 6-1 PENALTY

Pop-Up Kick.

Mechanics

Pop-Up Kick.

2-32-16

Defenseless Player.

2-32-16

Defenseless Player.

3-4-7

Game Clock Option.

4-2-2l

Dead Ball, Down Ends.

7-1-6

Encroachment.

7-5-10

Pass Interference.

2017 Rules Reminders

1-5-1b(1)

Player Equipment.

1-5-1b(1)

Player Equipment.

1-5-1b(1)

Player Equipment.

1-5-1d(5)a

Tooth and Mouth Protectors.

1-5 NOTE, 1-5-2b

Gloves.

2-17, 9-3-6, 9-3 Penalty

Clipping.

2-17, 9-3-6, 9-3 Penalty

Clipping.

2017 NFHS Editorial Changes

Facilities Statement

Deleted “game” before “ball.”

1-5-1a(1)

Clarified that Encroachment also occurs when a player violates the free-kick restrictions as in 6-1-4.

2-41-3

3-5-10b, c

4-2-2k

7-5-6a

9-3 PENALTY

Further clarified a scrimmage kick on a try.

PENALTY SUMMARY

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ITEM / RULE

DESCRIPTION

A new statement from the NFHS on facilities used for high school athletics was added to the front of the 2017 NFHS Football Rules Book.

1-3-2

Deleted “test” before “standard.”

1-5-1a(1),
1-5-1a(2) NOTE,
1-5-2b, 1-5-3b(6)

1-5-5

Added new rules references.

2-5-3

Deleted Article 3.

Updated the rules reference to Rule 5-3-4 in the EXCEPTION.

2-41-5

Added new rules references.

3-4-8

Previous Article 7 became a new Article 8.

3-5-7f

Deleted “game” before “ball.”

3-5-8b(2)

Added a hyphen to “time-out.”

Removed the page numbers for the Appendix reference.

Clarified when the helmet comes completely off the runner.

Changed “include” to “including.”

Changed the official signal to (S30) for blocking a kicker or place-kicker holder.

9-8-1h

Added new rules references.

10-5-1c

Changed rules reference.

FOOTBALL FUNDAMENTALS – VI-2

Updated rules references and added “Blindside Block” and “Hurdle an Opponent” to the PENALTY SUMMARY.

INDEX

Added “Blindside Block” and Pop-up kick” to the Index.

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