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Freetime

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Tripping/unsportsmanlike??
« on: October 12, 2020, 01:00:35 pm »
Long story short:

Is tripping the ball carrier a penalty?


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Re: Tripping/unsportsmanlike??
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 01:10:56 pm »
Yes it is illegal, they changed it 2 years ago I believe.  It is not unsportsmanlike though (you only get 2 unsportsmanlike penalties before being ejected - that would not count towards an ejection.)

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Re: Tripping/unsportsmanlike??
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 01:17:20 pm »
Thanks for the quick reply!

So the penalty is “Tripping” 5 yards from spot of foul.   <<?


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Re: Tripping/unsportsmanlike??
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 01:52:12 pm »
 I didn't know they changed this rule. But they did. If this is pertaining to the 6th grade game between BA and Jenks that was definitely tripping.  But here's the exact rule and the penalty enforcement.

TRIPPING
RULES 2-45, 9-4-3o (NEW),
9-4-3o PENALTY (NEW)
www.nfhs.org
The foul for tripping has been
expanded to include the runner.
It is now illegal to trip any
opponent. Tripping is the
intentional use of the lower leg
or foot to obstruct an opponent
below the knee. The penalty is
15 yards.

« Last Edit: October 12, 2020, 02:03:36 pm by CoachEmUp" »

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Re: Tripping/unsportsmanlike??
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 02:12:44 pm »
CEU, thanks for posting the verbiage!
15 yard’er! as it should be. Thanks INFC for the rule change!


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Re: Tripping/unsportsmanlike??
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2020, 12:46:16 am »
Keep in mind, just what coach posted, tripping is with the lower leg.  Reaching a hand out and tripping that way is still legal on a ball carrier.

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Re: Tripping/unsportsmanlike??
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 11:48:21 pm »
I didn't know they changed this rule. But they did. If this is pertaining to the 6th grade game between BA and Jenks that was definitely tripping.  But here's the exact rule and the penalty enforcement.

TRIPPING
RULES 2-45, 9-4-3o (NEW),
9-4-3o PENALTY (NEW)
www.nfhs.org
The foul for tripping has been
expanded to include the runner.
It is now illegal to trip any
opponent. Tripping is the
intentional use of the lower leg
or foot to obstruct an opponent
below the knee. The penalty is
15 yards.

if you would, please PM me what you're talking about. We don't teach our kids you do that and if that's what they were doing the score doesn't indicate that LOL! Seriously though please let me know so I can get it fixed

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Re: Tripping/unsportsmanlike??
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2020, 12:16:02 am »
BlackWolf we know you dont teach your kids that. it was a play going to the north endzone. but 28 or 23 tripped the ball carrier short of the end zone. i can send you the clip. I think it was just instinct. it was just 1 play

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Re: Tripping/unsportsmanlike??
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2020, 05:12:20 am »
Thank you, no need to send a clip. I believe you.Coach

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Re: Tripping/unsportsmanlike??
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2020, 04:25:35 pm »
Just to throw this out there... It was twice. But I’m with CoachEmUp... I don’t believe you have coached or would coach that way Blackwolf. Happy that you are still on board with the team!