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Tryadllc Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:30am

Motion picture
 
I am writing a screenplay for a motion picture. The screenplay is 90% completed. I need help with special information about high school football regulations.

I will be selling/submitting the screenplay after I obtain the special information I need.

If my screenplay gets purchased and accepted I will (if allowed by the producer(s) to include your name as information specialist or some other designation. I offer zero funding for your information.
Care to help me?

Please visit Florida Ad Agency and send me an email or call me via the
information available on my web site.

Thank you.

John T

BktBallRef Sat Jul 23, 2016 02:14pm

Why not just post your questions here?

Tryadllc Sat Jul 23, 2016 02:35pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tryadllc (Post 989297)
I am writing a screenplay for a motion picture. The screenplay is 90% completed. I need help with special information about high school football regulations.

I will be selling/submitting the screenplay after I obtain the special information I need.

If my screenplay gets purchased and accepted I will (if allowed by the producer(s) to include your name as information specialist or some other designation. I offer zero funding for your information.
Care to help me?

Please visit Florida Ad Agency and send me an email or call me via the
information available on my web site.

Thank you.

John T

Complicated.

Tryadllc Sat Jul 23, 2016 02:37pm

A blocked field goal that hits the cross bar - is the ball live?

Tryadllc Sat Jul 23, 2016 02:40pm

Drop kick
 
Can a drop kick only be eligible if taken from the line of scrimmage or can a drop kick be attempted on a broken live play?

JRutledge Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:26am

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Originally Posted by Tryadllc (Post 989302)
A blocked field goal that hits the cross bar - is the ball live?

Ball hitting the cross bar is like the ball going out of bounds. Play is over at that point.

Peace

Robert Goodman Sun Jul 24, 2016 03:50pm

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Originally Posted by Tryadllc (Post 989302)
A blocked field goal that hits the cross bar - is the ball live?

It can still score the goal if it (eventually) goes over the bar without hitting the ground. Otherwise it's dead.

Robert Goodman Sun Jul 24, 2016 03:57pm

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Originally Posted by Tryadllc (Post 989303)
Can a drop kick only be eligible if taken from the line of scrimmage or can a drop kick be attempted on a broken live play?

It can be taken at any time on a play from scrimmage, from on or behind the line of scrimmage, provided the opposing team has not had possession of the ball during that down. Anything else you can imagine (within the bounds of still playing a football game) may have happened during the down, and the kick is still legal and can still score.

So, for example, team A place kicks in a normal field goal manner. The ball is partially blocked, bounces 5 yards beyond the line of scrimmage, then bounces back behind the line without further touching by players of team A, and is picked up and drop-kicked by a player of team A there. That's OK, and it can score the goal.

Robert Goodman Sun Jul 24, 2016 04:05pm

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Originally Posted by Tryadllc (Post 989297)
I am writing a screenplay for a motion picture. The screenplay is 90% completed. I need help with special information about high school football regulations.

Should've asked some other questions:

When (what year) does the game to be depicted supposedly take place?

Where (state/Canada) does it take place?

Can we assume it's not contested by teams playing under their own league's independent code? (99% chance that if contemporary, it's under rules of their state HS athletic ass'n.)

That last bit is way you can wank it if the schools are fictional and you make a mistake, but audience members can get mad at you if you invoke Fawzian rules (as in John Goldfarb, Please Come Home).

Tryadllc Mon Jul 25, 2016 08:44am

Info that was requested
 
OK. The year is 1975. Detroit, Michigan. High school football. Catholic league VS. Public school league for the championship. Does a drop kick (for a field goal) have to be started from the line of scrimmage?
Can a drop kick (for a field goal) be be legal if started from a broken passing play?

Robert Goodman Mon Jul 25, 2016 04:35pm

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Originally Posted by Tryadllc (Post 989325)
OK. The year is 1975. Detroit, Michigan. High school football. Catholic league VS. Public school league for the championship. Does a drop kick (for a field goal) have to be started from the line of scrimmage?

The play has to start from scrimmage, yes.
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Can a drop kick (for a field goal) be be legal if started from a broken passing play?
Yes, as long as the kick originates from on or behind the line of scrimmage. If the pass was complete, the receiver can still attempt the kick from behind the line of scrimmage. If the ball hits the bar or post, it can still score the goal if it goes thru, but is dead in all other respects.

If an opponent collides with the kicker after he kicks, on a broken play there's no roughing-the-kicker liability if it didn't look like he was going to kick.

Tryadllc Mon Jul 25, 2016 06:14pm

Drop kick
 
I don't want the other team to know that I am setting up for a field goal, hence I want to make the play look as though it is a pass play that turns into a drop kick. Is this a legal play in hs football? Drop kicks (through the goal posts) in hs football are 2 points - right?

Tryadllc Mon Jul 25, 2016 07:49pm

Drop kick
 
Yes, as long as the kick originates from on or behind the line of scrimmage.

So the q-back gets into shotgun formation for pass, but laterals the ball to a drop kicker who kicks the ball, as a drop kick, between the uprights. 2 points.
Is the above all correct for high school football?

HLin NC Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:11pm

A drop kick is a scrimmage kick- just like a punt or a place kick for try or FG. The kick would have to be attempted from behind the line of scrimmage. Beyond would be an illegal kick. If it is above the cross bar and between the uprights, its good.

In your scenario, it would be damned difficult for a HS player to achieve. Of course, anything is possible in the movies, I guess.

Welpe Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:57am

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Originally Posted by Tryadllc (Post 989348)
\ Drop kicks (through the goal posts) in hs football are 2 points - right?

No, they are either 1 point for a try (PAT) or 3 points for a field goal.


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