GHSA FLAG FOOTBALL WEEKLY BLAST #5
EACH WEEK THE “WEEKLY BLAST” WILL ADDRESS CONCERNS/ISSUES AS POINTS OF EMPHASIS OBSERVED IN GAMES DURING THE REGULAR SEASON.
Obstruct the Runner- Rule 9-4-5- An opponent shall not hold, grasp, or obstruct the forward progress of a runner when in the act of removing the flag belt or making a legal tag. Penalty: Holding, 10 yards
Fighting- Rule 9-3-1 and 2-1-6- Fighting is any attempt by a player or nonplayer to strike or engage an opponent in a combative manner unrelated to football. Such acts include, but are not limited to, attempts to strike an opponent(s) with the arm(s), hand(s), leg(s), or foot (feet), whether or not there is contact.
Strip the Ball- Rule 9-3-1- Strips or attempts to strip the ball from a runner by punching, striking, or grabbing the ball.
Timing in Last 1 Minute- Rule 3-2-7- Please reread what stops the clock under one minute of the half and when the clock will start again after certain stoppages.
Spots- Rule 2-24-3- The dead ball spot is the spot under the foremost point of the ball when it becomes dead by rule.
Final Play Date: November 19, 2022
From the GHSA Office – The GHSA Office is concerned about the unacceptable level of rough play that is taking place this year in Girls Flag Football. This has led to an extremely high number of Game Reports involving fights and cannot be tolerated by coaches and game officials. Coaches need to emphasize this with their players and officials need to clean it up early to prevent an escalation of rough play.