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Coin Toss determines which team starts on offense.

Offense takes possession at own 5-yard line.

Offense has 4 Plays to cross midfield and gain a first down; then 4 plays to score a touchdown; if neither goal obtained, ball changes possession.

No-Running Zones:

        Within 5 yards of midfield – offense must Pass.

       Within 5 yards of end zone – offense must Pass.

40 minute games – running clock (20 minute halves):

       Half-time 2 minutes long

Team has 30 seconds to run a play.

Each Team has one 60 second timeout per half.

Point After Touchdown:

       *is worth 1 Point from the 5 yard line (has to be Pass)

       *is worth 2 Points from the 12 yard line (Run or Pass)

       *Interception on PAT is Returnable by Defense for a score (worth 1 or 2 points)

Coaches are allowed on field to direct players – defensive coach must leave field before the snap.

All fumbles are dead balls – offense keeps possession at spot of fumble.

      *Offensive Fumble in own end zone results in 2-point safety for defense; defense takes over on offense.

Play is dead when ball carrier’s knee or arm touches ground.

Play is dead if ball carrier’s flag falls out.