2014 WVSSAC Week 4
Rule 1-5-1,d,3: Shoulder pads and attachments must be fully covered by the jersey. Check on the pads in pre-game so that there will be few problems during the game.
Those epaulets that hang below the short sleeve are not legal.
Just a reminder – contact to a defenseless player may or may not be a foul. If the so-called defenseless player is involved in a play, such as a blocker off to the side of a runner or in chase of a runner, etc. they may be contacted free of foul if contacted legally otherwise.
Some referees are unsure of how close to the new LOS they need to be when the play ends. If the play ends between the numbers and is not a long-gainer, being within 5 yards of the pile is usually sufficient. Sometimes you may need to get right up on the edge of the pile to let players know they are under close scrutiny.
Wings must help the back judge get the ball off the field after punts and incomplete passes. It really looks lazy when they don’t do this. Wings also need to remember to monitor their teams during timeouts. Keep the outside the numbers huddle outside the numbers. Also get to the 9-yard makes between the 25 yard lines to get teams to congregate in the correct area.
A couple of crews did not take care of their sidelines. Coaches coming out on the field except during timeouts is not permissible – use the sideline warning. Coaches on the field of play, during live ball action, requires a 15-yard penalty. Don’t worry about coming back next year, if you ignore these things you don’t deserve to come back.
Referees who are not communicating with coaching staffs and team captains is creating a problem.
Have you had a school who turned up the sound from the booth when their opponents have a 3rd down play?
Keep studying the game rules and mechanics. We may be almost halfway through the season but I haven’t seen a perfectly worked game yet.
2014 WVSSAC Week 4