Summary of Rule Changes
Other
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1-5-4, 1-5-5, 3-5-10 (NEW)

3-6-2, 9-8-1h, 9-9

Equipment.

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2-32-16a

Defenseless Player.

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6-1-3b PENALTY,

6-1-4 PENALTY

Signal.

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6-1-9b (NEW), 6-1-9b

Penalty (NEW), 10-4-2 Exception

(NEW) 10-5-1j (NEW)

Penalty Enforcement.

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Penalty Enforcement.

Penalty Enforcement.

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Penalty Enforcement.

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Proper Wearing and Use of

Required Equipment.

Pace of Play and Timing Issues.

Enforcement of Penalties for Personal

Fouls and Unsportsmanlike Conduct Fouls.

Defenseless Player and

Blindside Blocks.

Defenseless Player and

Blindside Blocks.

2018 Rules Reminders

1-3-1h

Permissible Items on Balls.

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.

2-24-10; 6-1-11; 6-1 Penalty

Pop-Up Kick.

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3-4-7

Game Clock Option.

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4-2-2l

Dead Ball, Down Ends.

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7-1-6

Encroachment.

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7-5-10

Pass Interference.

2018 Officials Manual Changes

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Major Revisions to 2018-2019 Manual

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Major Revisions to 2018-2019 Manual

Pop-Up Kicks

2018 NFHS Editorial Changes

Field Diagrams

Updated some of the field markings on all of the field diagrams.

1-3-7

Further clarified the use of supplementary equipment to aid in game administration as authorized by the state association.

Table 1-7 (9.)

3-4-2-c

Clarified when the clock will start on the snap if there is an inadvertent whistle following a change of possession..

3-5-2b; 3-5-5b

3-6 PENALTY

5-1-2a

7-2-5b EXCEPTION (1)

Table 7-5-4, 5

9-4 PENALTY

Added new NFHS Official Football Signal - #26 to Art. 3n - Illegal Blindside Block.

9-5-1h

Added "Using alcohol or any form of tobacco product (e-cigarette or similar items)" to Article 1 under Noncontact Unsportsmanlike Conduct by Players.

9-7-2 EXCEPTION

9-8-1j

10-4-7

Resolving Tied Games

OFFICIAL FOOTBALL SIGNALS

PENALTY SUMMARY

INDEX

Clarified the basic spot.

Changed "quarter" to "period".

Added "Free Kick Infraction" to Signal #19 and added "Targeting" to Signal #24..

Updated rules references and added Illegal Helmet".

Updated rules references.

 
 
 
 
 
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ITEM / RULE

DESCRIPTION

Changed "quarter" to "period".

Added 3-5-10e as an additional rules reference.

Updated Article 2 based on the rule change to 3-6-2.

Added "nonplayer".

Deleted "at least" before "four players wearing numbers 50-79...".

Changed "eligible" to "ineligible" under Completed Forward Pass.

Highlighted "EXCEPTION".

Added "Using alcohol or any form of tobacco product (e-cigarette or similar items)" to Article 1 under Noncontact Unsportsmanlike Conduct by Players.

 

2018 Points of Emphasis

6-1-9b (NEW), 6-1-9b

Penalty (NEW), 10-4-2 Exception

(NEW) 10-5-1j (NEW)

6-1-9b (NEW), 6-1-9b

Penalty (NEW), 10-4-2 Exception

(NEW) 10-5-1j (NEW)

6-1-9b (NEW), 6-1-9b

Penalty (NEW), 10-4-2 Exception

(NEW) 10-5-1j (NEW)

 

2018 Rule Changes

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