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Football Rules

You Make the Federation Call – ANEFO Meeting – October 28, 2019

Brian Doherty, President, and Tom Brow, Rules Interpreter, presented and discussed video clips of Massachusetts and college football games with emphasis on how the rules are different in high school games played under Federation Rules at the ANEFO Meeting on Monday, October 28, 2019. First there was a discussion about the MIAA exceptions to the … Read More

You Make the Federation Call – ANEFO Meeting – October 21, 2019

Brian Doherty, President, and Tom Brow, Rules Interpreter, presented and discussed video clips of Massachusetts and Colorado high school football games as well as recent college football games with emphasis on how the rules are different in high school games played under Federation Rules at the ANEFO Meeting on Monday, October 21, 2019. First, Tom … Read More

Interesting Plays – ANEFO Meeting – October 7, 2019

Brian Doherty, President, and Tom Brow, Rules Interpreter, presented and discussed two video clips of recent college football games with emphasis on how the rules are different in high school federation games at the ANEFO Meeting on Monday, October 7, 2019. The first video clip titled “Fox Sports NCAA Week 4 with Mike Pereira” highlighted: … Read More

Conduct of Players – ANEFO Meeting – September 30, 2019

President Brian Doherty introduced Eugene Borgonzi as the guest speaker at a meeting of the ANEFO on September 30, 2019.  Eugene’s topic involved conduct of players and non-players including: helping the runner, illegal use of hands and holding, illegal blocking, illegal personal contact, non-contact unsportsmanlike fouls by players, illegal participation, illegal kicking and batting, and … Read More

Passing Game – ANEFO Meeting – September 16, 2019

President Brian Doherty introduced Ed Dubish as the guest speaker at a meeting of the ANEFO on September 16, 2019.  Ed’s topic involved aspects of the passing game including: the passer, simultaneous catch, forward pass, backward pass, legal and illegal passes, eligibility, ineligibles downfield, illegal touching, DPI, OPI, and roughing the passer. Next, Tom Brow, … Read More

Offensive Fouls and Breakout Groups – ANEFO Meeting – September 9, 2019

There was a meeting of the ANEFO on September 9, 2019 to discuss questions 26-50 of the pre-season exam.  Brian Doherty, ANEFO President, read aloud the last 25 questions and the answers of the pre-season exam; there was a robust discussion about some of the questions. Next, Tom Brow, ANEFO Rules Interpreter, presented six game … Read More

Scrimmage Plays – ANEFO Meeting – September 3, 2019

There was a meeting of the ANEFO on September 3, 2019 to discuss the first 25 questions of the pre-season exam as well as the kick scrimmage differences between NFHS and NCAA football rules.  Brian Doherty, Jack Walsh, and Tom Brow took turns reading aloud the first 25 questions of the pre-season exam. Next, Tom … Read More

Kicking Game – ANEFO Meeting – August 26, 2019

There was a meeting of the ANEFO on August 26, 2019 to discuss the kick play differences between NFHS and NCAA football rules.  Kevin Chapman, an ANEFO official with numerous golden whistle awards, was the guest speaker. He discussed: new dead ball fouls, free kicks out of bounds, touchbacks, fouls during a free kick, kick … Read More

40/25 Second Clock & Blocking Below the Waist – ANEFO Meeting – June 19, 2019

There was a special meeting of the ANEFO on August 19, 2019 to discuss the differences in the play clock and blocking below the waist between NFHS and NCAA football rules.  Kurt Sinclair, guest speaker, discussed the Federation 40/25 second play clock.  He discussed when the 40 second play clock begins after a down and … Read More

NFHS and NCAA Penalty Enforcement Differences – ANEFO Meeting – August 12, 2019

There was a special meeting of the ANEFO on August 12, 2019 to discuss the differences in penalty enforcement between NFHS and NCAA football rules.  Justin Fortier, a Vermont high school football interpreter, was our guest speaker.  He discussed many of the differences, including: ‘all-but-one’ penalty enforcement spots, the basic spot, special enforcement situations, multiple … Read More