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Senior Level Rules and Regulations

RULES AND REGULATIONS GRADE 7 & 8 As Amended: 02/11/2016

ARTICLE I 

PLAYERS A. All players shall be less than freshman (grade 9) in school and not have reached their 15th birthday by October 1st.

ARTICLE II

GAME EQUIPMENT

A. Chains and down markers are provided by the home team.

B. Each Team will supply two game balls, Wilson TDY and/or the equivalent of another manufacturer.

C. Kicking tees are a team’s personal equipment.

D. Game footballs, to be official, must be in accordance with National Federation or High School Rules.

ARTICLE III

VARSITY GAME RULES

A. Games will be played under National Federation of High School Rules.

B. Home team will provide a current rule book at each game.

C. “Varsity” games shall consist of four ten (10) minute quarters.

ARTICLE IV

GAME OFFICIALS

A. Four (4) Officials shall be assigned to officiate all games.

1. A minimum of three (3) field referees must be present to start games.

B. Officials shall be state board certified.

C. If less than three (3) officials are present at start of games:

1. Games are to be suspended and rescheduled at both teams convenience

2. Executive Board of Directors and Head of Officials must be notified of situation as soon as possible and as to when games are to be made up.

3. Head of Officials to investigate and report to Executive Board

D. Game officials will be assigned by the League Coordinator of Officials if requested and available.

E. Official’s fees will be set by the Board of Directors prior to the start of the season.

ARTICLE V

J. V. GAMES

A. J.V. games will be played each week by teams that are scheduled.

B. J.V teams to consist of all players that do not start on varsity or if there are not enough player to field a J.V. team, varsity players may be used only by playing in different positions. If an eighth grade player starts on varsity he may not play in the J.V. game.

C. The above rules are incorporated to have as many play as possible, to train for future varsity positions, and not for won-lost records.

D. J.V. games shall be (10) minute regulation quarters. Tied games will be played in overtime according to Federation rules.