6. League Playing Rules
IAHSAA rules are in
effect unless modified below.
There will be four quarters of play in each game, consisting
of 15 minutes of continuous running time in each quarter. Halftime will be 10
minutes long unless dictated by the league administrators in order to prevent
scheduling conflicts. During the last two minutes of each half, standard
regulation time will be in effect.
May have one coach on the game field during live play. The
coach must be 10 yards removed from the deepest athlete on both offensive and
defensive plays. The on field coach is allowed to direct the huddle and other
activities, but as soon as the quarterback starts the cadence, all on field
coaches must cease any verbal and nonverbal communication. Should an official
find a coach interfering with a play in progress, the official will penalize
the coach, 1st offense 5yards, 2nd offense and after 15 yards each. If the
interference caused a change in the game that results in a score change, the
official can decide if it is necessary to remove or add points to the
After the 3rd game of the season our intent is to
move the coaches off the field for the remaining 3 games. This will be discussed at the mid-season
must play 50% of the game and have a starting position on either offense or
- · Example: If a player only plays defense then he
must play defense the entire game.
Potential Ball carrier weight limit
115 lbs.(Note: Fullbacks and TE must be under
Players that weigh in at 115 lbs. or more may
play Quarter Back or Tight End. They
may not run the ball past the line of scrimmage. If they catch the ball the play is down immediately
and the play will be whistled dead at the spot of the catch.
Coach must notify officials and opposing coach
before the player enters the game at the QB or TE position.
Players over the ball carrier limit will be
identified with a stripe on their helmet and may not line up at any other
position in the back field (wingback, fullback, tailback, etc.) and may not
line up as a split receiver off the line of scrimmage.
Motion is allowed.
At least two backs must be in the backfield at
the snap of the ball. A wing back that is aligned just outside the tackle or
tight end and is off of the line of scrimmage is considered in the backfield.
All offensive lines must be balanced.
You may have one twin wide receiver set on one
side of the line. Only one may be on the line of scrimmage.
Point After Touchdown
Point After Touchdown Kick/Run (1 Point)
Point After Touchdown Pass (2 Points).
Except for defensive ends, all defensive linemen
must be in a three-point or four point stance.
Linebackers must line up at least 3 yards off of
the line of scrimmage. Defensive backs must line up at least 5 yards off of the
line of scrimmage. One defensive back or linebacker per every wide receiver may
line up on the line of scrimmage as long as the defensive player is lined
head-up on the wide receiver.
The defense may deploy a goal line formation
when the ball is inside the defenders’ five yard line. Linebackers must be 2
yards off of the line of scrimmage and defensive backs must be 3 yards off of
the line of scrimmage. One defensive back or linebacker per every wide receiver
may line up on the line of scrimmage as long as the defensive player is lined
head-up on the wide receiver. A
goal line formation is defined as any defensive front containing 6 players. This includes stand up defensive ends, down defensive linemen,
and stand up linebackers on the line of scrimmage. If the linebacker is
covering a wide receiver, the linebacker will not count as part of the
No blitzing or stunting (with the exception of
pinching or slanting the defensive line) is allowed. Defensive linemen are the
only defensive unit that is allowed to rush the passer unless the passer moves
outside of the tackles. Linebackers and defensive backs must read and react to
the offensive plays. Linebackers and defensive backs should not be moving
toward or rushing the line of scrimmage before the snap of the ball.
The ball will placed 30 yards from the line of
scrimmage or half the distance from the goal line if the offense is inside of
the 30 yard line. The ball will never be placed inside of the 10 yard line
during an auto punt.
Kick Off/Kick Return
All kick offs will be dead ball downs. The ball
will be placed on the offensive team’s own 35 yard line.
There is no defensive rushing allowed during the
After the kick, the ball is dead.
Fake field goals and fake PATs are not allowed.
Following a safety. The ball will be placed on
the defensive team’s 35 yard line.
Should a team lead another team by 21 points or more, a
mercy rule will be in effect. When in effect, the winning team must run the
ball. Passing is not allowed by the winning team as long as the mercy rule is
IAHSAA rules are in effect. If a winner has not
been decided at the end of 2OT, the game will result in a tie.
Home / Away
Home team will be BLACK jerseys
Away team will be YELLOW jerseys