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Football Rules

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

Federation Rules – ANEFO Meeting – June 17, 2019

There was a meeting of the ANEFO on Monday, June 17, 2019. First, Brian Doherty, ANEFO President, addressed  the officials and started the ceremonial kickoff of the 100th Year Anniversary of the ANEFO.  Next, Tom Brow, ANEFO Rules Interpreter, discussed the differences between High School Federation Rules and NCAA College Rules with regards to: Free … Read More

Major NCAA vs NFHS Differences

These NFHS/NCAA Football Rules Differences are presented in summary form and should only to be used as a guide; not all nuances are described. This information is in no way meant to replace the NFHS Football Rules Book. 2018 changes are shaded. These differences have been generously compiled and provided by George Demetriou, Football Rules … Read More

You Make the Call – October 29, 2018

There was a meeting of the ANEFO on Monday, October 29, 2018. The officials viewed this week’s video highlighting several college football plays and game officials’ decisions. Later, Tom Brow, ANEFO Rules Interpreter, discussed two interesting plays that were part of the “You Make the Call” scenarios. The first play involved a 10 yard run, a facemask … Read More

You Make the Call – October 22, 2018

There was a meeting of the ANEFO on Monday, October 22, 2018. First, Skip Likins, ANEFO President, addressed the officials. The officials viewed this week’s video highlighting several college football plays and game officials’ decisions. Later, Tom Brow, ANEFO Rules Interpreter, discussed an interesting play that was part of the “You Make the Call” scenarios. The … Read More