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Old Thu Sep 01, 2011, 03:01pm
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First Ever in 30 years

We had a no-man's land foul the other night - first one I've ever seen or heard of in my 30 years on the field.

A's end lined up on the LOS but was standing perpindicular to the LOS instead of parallel. He is not a lineman (shoulders not parallel to the LOS), but he isn't a back either. My wing threw the flag and after the play says, "You'll never guess what I have."

It was probably the most exciting illegal formation call I've ever had!

It was a youth game (8th grade) so we stopped the game and had everyone line up and explained it to the players and coaches. Mainly to teach, but probably also to enjoy the moment a bit longer.
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Old Fri Sep 02, 2011, 01:25pm
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Probably should be called more now that everyone is running spread formations. Lots of slots off the ball yet still not deeper than deepest lineman.

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Old Sat Sep 03, 2011, 08:52am
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I've always found illegal formation calls to be exciting! It's one of those times when the announcer gets to use his "illegal procedure" announcement.
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Old Sat Sep 03, 2011, 10:36pm
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I've always found illegal formation calls to be exciting! It's one of those times when the announcer gets to use his "illegal procedure" announcement.
Here, have one on me.
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Old Sun Sep 04, 2011, 07:29am
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Instead of enjoying it, I'd probably allow the play to complete (in an 8th grade game) and have a quiet talk-to with the coach between plays.
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Old Sun Sep 04, 2011, 08:40am
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I was thinking the same thing Rich. Not sure about the excitement level for any foul in middle school ball.
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