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Old Sat Sep 24, 2011, 12:41am
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One set of lights go out

SoCal SS. field has 4 light poles. On a punt with the ball in the air all the lights of one of the poles on the opposite side of the filed goes out. punt receiver does not catch ball. Punt team downs ball on 1 yard line. Should the ball be re-kick after the lights come back on or do you play from the 1 yard line? My understanding is the punt receiver lost track of ball due to lights going out (if this makes a difference).
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Old Sat Sep 24, 2011, 12:47am
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Is there a rule that covers this type of situation?
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Old Sat Sep 24, 2011, 12:55am
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Is there a rule that covers this type of situation?
I almost never bring this one out, but it would seem to fit if a receiver's vision is impacted by a light bank going out. I'd be apt to make K re-kick.


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There's an elastic power rule for a reason.

I'd reset the game clock to what it was pre-RFP and make K re-play 4th down.
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Old Sat Sep 24, 2011, 07:58am
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The back judge better be able to articulate that is why he thought the punt returner did not field the ball.

HTBT moment.
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Old Sat Sep 24, 2011, 11:38am
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I know in softball there are a percentage of lights that must be on in order to start or continue a game. Isn't there some thing like that in the CIF SS rules?
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Old Sat Sep 24, 2011, 06:44pm
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I know in softball there are a percentage of lights that must be on in order to start or continue a game. Isn't there some thing like that in the CIF SS rules?
I'm working in Southern Nevada, we use the CIF adoptions, but it's my first year here, so I'd be interested in knowing for sure if this is the case, and what the ruling is. Otherwise, if the BJ really thinks that it screwed things up, he should be able to ask R to treat it like an IW and replay the down when the lights are back on.
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Old Sat Sep 24, 2011, 07:45pm
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Should have just blown a whistle and then you would be able to call it an IW.
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Old Sat Sep 24, 2011, 09:47pm
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I guess you would call it a case. Happen last night against the league's top two teams. I don't officiate football but believe it is the first rule of an official to ensure a safe and even playing field.
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Old Sun Sep 25, 2011, 11:21am
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Should have just blown a whistle and then you would be able to call it an IW.

or butt blocking.
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Old Sun Sep 25, 2011, 10:24pm
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or butt blocking.
Damn, I haven't laughed that hard on this board in quite some time.
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Old Sun Sep 25, 2011, 11:18pm
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Damn, I haven't laughed that hard on this board in quite some time.
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Old Sun Sep 25, 2011, 11:41pm
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"...one of the poles..."

Pfffttt! Wait until you have ALL of the poles go out!
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