2014 Week 6;
Wings need to clean up formations early to prevent serious problems from cropping up later in the game. I see several schools whose linemen are not on their line of scrimmage. The head or foot has to break the plane through the waist of the snapper. (1-32-9).
If we can’t get the problems with pants not covering the knees and deltoid pads attached to shoulder pads cleaned up just by reminding the players then we will have to apply the rules as written. When you check equipment during pregame and remind kids to cover up and they don’t, do not permit them to participate. If, through play, the pads or knees become uncovered, send them out to get it fixed.
From a week ago- l mentioned the color discrepancy of jerseys in the Capital – South Charleston game. The rule clearly states the visitors shall wear white. The head coach of South Charleston should have been flagged for an UNS foul. Of course the Capital coach can decline the distance penalty but the visiting coach still has the one UNS foul. If he should get another in that game he shall be ejected. Officials can provide preventative officiating by checking to see if the visitor jersey colors can be changed to white prior to the start of the game.
At a game Friday night in the N-Central part of the state, an altercation occurred and several players from one of the teams left the team box and went out on the field. No ejections but numbers were recorded. Somebody should have been disqualified. I’m at a loss for words.
Lots of wind and rain but the games I checked on went pretty well. I did see an umpire wearing a white towel, looks bad.
In a game up in the Northern Panhandle there was a crew that did a terrible job administering penalties from the proper spot. Administered penalties for fouls in side zone from hash mark and fouls on running plays where the foul was behind line of scrimmage from the line of scrimmage.
Looks like we still have a lot of work to do.
However, many crews are doing a really good job. How do we get this kind of performance to occur all the time?