Week In Review
Rules Question of the Week?
We had a question about the extra point try. After the offense scores a touchdown they have the choice between a 1 or 2 extra point attempt. The 1 point try line of scrimmage (LOS) is marked 5 yards from the goal line and the 2 point try LOS is marked 12 yards from the goal line. On either extra point attempts the team is allowed to run or pass the ball, however, if a penalty is called on the defense which moves the offense's ball into the no run zone (5 yards out from the goal line) then the offense can only pass the ball. If the offense chooses to decline the penalty they will receive the result of the play. For example, if the extra point try was no good and the offense declined the penalty then they would not receive an extra point nor would they get to retry the extra point attempt. If a dead ball foul occurs after the offense scores the extra point try, the penalty is enforced on the next offensive possession. If you have any question please feel free to contact me or comment on anything you don't understand in the comment section below.
Organizing member of iCanReferee & Head Offiicial of Friday Night Lights flag football league. Over 12 years experience with youth flag & tackle football. Major responsibilities are education, on-field training, game assignments, rules interpretation & expanding the organization.