2019 Football Practice Test

Welcome to your LHSAA 2019 Football Practice Test

The final test will come from these questions. LHSAA test questions come from the NFHS Rules Book, including rule changes, Points of Emphasis and Fundamentals, as well as the Louisiana Mechanics Manual and NFHS Case Book.

NOTE: In the following questions, “A” refers to the team which puts the ball in play (Offense), and “B” refers to their opponents (Defense). “K” refers to the kicking team and “R” refers to the receiving team. “A1”, “A2”...etc., “B1”...“K1”...and “R1” are players of these teams. If team possession changes during a down, each team retains its identity. In a kicking situation, it is not during a try and no fair catch signal has been given unless so specified. Unless otherwise stated, acts occur while the ball is inbounds; a forward pass is legal; any out-of-bounds is between the goal lines; “line” means scrimmage line; reference to a foul is to a player foul which is not unsportsmanlike; there is no foul or change of possession unless so stated; penalties are considered accepted. Important: Answers to these questions should be selected based solely on the information stated therein.

1. The manufacturer’s name and/or logo is the only commercial advertising allowed on the football. [1-3-1h]
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2.

Chop blocks, clipping and tripping an opponent are illegal whenever and wherever they occur on the field. [2-3-8; 2-5-1; 2-45; 9-3-6; 9-4-3o]

2 out of 70
3.

A backward pass is a pass thrown with its initial direction parallel with or toward the runner’s end line. [2-31-5]

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4.

For a scrimmage down, 7 Team A players must be legally on their line at the snap in order to have a legal formation. [2-14-1; 7-2-5a]

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5.

4th down and 15 on Team K’s 30-yard line. R28 enters the game as the 12th player while K’s punt is in flight and blocks during the return. R15 catches the punt at R’s 35-yard line and returns to his 42-yard line before being tackled. RULING: Illegal participation foul on R28. The penalty is enforced from the post-scrimmage kick spot (R 35-yard line). Team R will put the ball in play 1st down 10 after enforcement. [2-30; 5-2-2a1; 9-6-4a; 10-4-3; Case Book 9.6.1 D]

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6.

Each team must begin the game with 11 players but may continue with fewer if no substitutes are available to replace injured or disqualified players. [1-1-3; Case Book 1.1.3]

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7.

While K9’s punt is in flight, K42 commits a holding foul. R33 returns the ball for a touchdown. RULING: The touchdown counts but since K’s foul occurred prior to the change of possession, R’s only option for a distance penalty is on the try. [8-2-3; Case Book 6.2 R(a)]

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8.

During the play, the Umpire notices that a player does not have the usual protrusions indicating that hip pads and tailbone protector are being worn. It is found that the player is wearing a manufactured girdle with closed cell “bubble type” protective padding that conforms and covers the hips and tailbone. RULING: There is no padding criteria listed for hip pads and tailbone protector. Therefore, the pads are legal. [1-5-1d1; Case Book 1.5.1 E(b)]

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9.

During a 2nd down play in the 3RD period, the game clock goes directly from 02:45 to 00:45 and is not detected. Following 3rd down, time for the period expires. The error is discovered after the Referee declares the period officially ended. RULING: The timing error can be corrected until the ball becomes live in the subsequent period. [3-3-5; Case Book 3.4.8(b)]

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10.

When R24 gains possession of a kick, blocking below the waist by teammates becomes legal. [2-17-2; 9-3-2]

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11.

Midway through the 4th period, receiver A84 leaps high in the end zone and catches a touchdown pass. When he alights, B26 drives the crown of his helmet into A84’s chest. The covering official rules that the contact was flagrant. RULING: Flagrant spearing foul on B26. Score the touchdown and disqualify B26. Team A can choose to enforce the penalty on either the Try or on the subsequent kickoff. [2-16-2c; 2-20-1c; 8-2-1, 5; 9-4-3i, Penalty; Case Book 9.4.3 A]

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12.

4th down and 10 on Team K’s 30-yard line. K16’s short punt is muffed by R48 at Team K’s 40-yard line. The loose ball rolls behind the neutral zone and is recovered by K32 at Team K’s 25-yard line. From there, K32 throws a forward pass intended for eligible K21 which falls incomplete. RULING: [5-1-3f; 7-5-1, 2; 7-5-5; Case Book 5.1.3 D]

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13.

Team A runs the ball in to score a touchdown. RULING: The play clock will be set to 40 seconds and start when the covering official signals the score. [LHSAA Attachment A – 2b FAQs]

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14.

Post-scrimmage kick (PSK) fouls and penalty enforcements do not apply to kick tries, successful field goals or in overtime. [2-16-2h1; Rules Book Pg. 87: OT 10-4-3]

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15.

4th and 10 with the nose of the ball touching Team B’s 20-yard line. A10’s pass is incomplete. RULING: The officials should move the chains, not the ball, so that the tail of the ball is touching B’s 20-yard line. [5-3-3b]

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16.

Team K is in punt formation on 4th down at Team R’s 40-yard line, using the numbering exception (not having 5 players on the line numbered 50-79). K players assume their initial positions with K25 to the left at tight end and K23 at left tackle. After the snapper touches the ball, K25 shifts back off the line uncovering K23. At the snap, K23 pauses, then goes downfield and catches a touchdown pass. RULING: Foul for illegal touching. Cancel the score. Penalize Team b 5 yards and loss of down from the previous spot. Team R will play 1st down and 10 from their 45-yard line. [7-2-5b Exception 2; 7-5-13 Penalty; 10-4-2b; 10-5-3; Case Book 7.2.5 E]

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17.

There is 00:15 on the clock in the 4TH period. Team A has goal to go and no time-outs when they snap the ball at Team B’s 10-yard line. B58 commits a face-mask foul when he tackles A24 inbounds as the clock shows 00:09 remaining. RULING: Penalize B and replay the down. Because the accepted penalty occurred with less than 2 minutes remaining in the half, Team A has the option to start the clock on the snap. [3-4-7; 5-2-2b; 9-4-3h]

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18.

Team K’s deep kickoff bounces at R’s 10-yard line and is in the air above the end zone when R30, standing on his 1-yard line, reaches in and grabs it and begins a return. RULING: Since the kick did not touch the ground or any player in the end zone, R30’s return is allowed to continue. [4-2-2d1; 6-3-1a; Case Book 4.2.2 D]

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19.

Center A51 is just beginning his snapping motion when nose tackle B70 slaps the ball out of A51’s hands. RULING: Since A51 has begun the snapping motion, the official should throw the flag and allow the play to continue. A will have options after the down. [4-1-6; 4-2-1; 7-1-6b; Case Book 7.1.6 E(a)]

19 out of 70
20.

When the ball is loose following an illegal kick, it retains the same status as prior to the illegal kick. [2-24-9]

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21.

Following the snap on a kick try or field-goal attempt, the offensive linemen “step down” and interlock their feet while blocking. RULING: Foul for illegal blocking . . . 10-yard penalty. [7-2-2, Penalty; Case Book 7.2.2]

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22.

2nd down and 10 from Team A’s 30-yard line. Under heavy rush, QB A15 dumps a pass to A36 and is then roughed by B73. A36 is downed at A’s 28-yard line. RULING: Penalize Team B from the previous spot and award Team A an automatic 1st down. [5-2-2b; 9-4-4 Penalty; 10-5-5; Case Book 9.4.4 B(b)]

22 out of 70
23.

During a down, a replaced player or substitute who enters the field but does not participate, constitutes unsportsmanlike conduct. [3-7-6]

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24.

If a place kick is used for a try, it is a scrimmage-kick formation and the numbering exception may be used. [7-2-5b Except. 2; Case Book 7.2.5 F]

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25.

The penalty for illegally kicking or batting the ball is has been reduced to 5 yards. [9-7-1, 2; Penalty]

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26.

A player who is attempting to pass is a runner until he/she gives up possession of the ball by passing. [2-32-11, 13]

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27.

Tripping any opponent is illegal anywhere on the field. [2-45; 9-4-3o; Case Book 2.42.1 (d)]

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28.

1st and 10 for Team A at Team B’s 12-yard line. Substitute B12 comes onto the field and replaced player B32 leaves the field via the back of the end zone prior to the snap. RULING: Dead-ball foul for illegal substitution. Penalize Team B to the 7-yard line. It’s 1st down and 7 now. [3-7-2, Penalty; 5-2-2b]

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29.

1st and 10 for Team A at their 20-yard line. A64 false starts and B71 reacts by entering the neutral zone and roughly knocking down A55. After both penalties are enforced, it will be . . . [7-1-6a, 7, Penalty; 9-4-3b, Penalty; 10-2-5a]

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30.

First touching of a kick by K is ignored if the penalty is accepted for any foul committed during the down. [5-1-6]

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31.

K25’s short kickoff is in flight 14 yards beyond Team K’s free-kick line when K30 catches it with no R players around. RULING: [6-5-6a]

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32.

1st down and 10 at Team A’s 30-yard line. B70 is flagged for roughing the passer. B29 intercepts the pass, and fumbles on the return. A43 recovers and is tackled at his own 35-yard line. RULING: [3-4-2; 5-1-3d; 9-4-4, Penalty; 10-1-7b]

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33.

During a running play, A21 breaks into the secondary. Safety B42 comes up quickly and drives his face mask into the chest of A21 while simultaneously wrapping his arms around A21 bringing him to the ground. RULING: Face-tackling foul by B42. [2-20-1b; 9-4-3i; Case Book 9.4.3 L]

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34.

B49 intercepts A’s pass in his own end zone and runs around before finally being tackled there. RULING: Safety. Team A scores 2 points. [2-13-1; 8-5-3d]

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35.

At the snap, offensive linemen A66 and A55 immediately charge out and simultaneously contact nose tackle B78 below the knees. All players were in the free-blocking zone at the snap and the block occurred in the FBZ. RULING: Legal Block. [2-3-7, 8; 9-3-2a; Case Book 9.3.2 B(d)]

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36.

A free kick may be made after a fair catch or an awarded fair catch. It can score a field goal. [2-24-3; 6-4 Table (Free Kick-2); 8-4-1a; Casebook 8.4.1 B(a, b)]

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37.

Replaced players shall begin to leave the field within 3 seconds of being so informed. [3-7-1; Case Book 3.7.1 A]

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38.

During a kick, an offensive player may use his hands or arms to ward off an opponent who is attempting to block him. [2-3-4b]

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39.

Team A scores a touchdown during the last timed down of the 1ST period. During the successful 2-point Try, B58 is flagged for roughing the passer. RULING: The penalty will be assessed on the succeeding kickoff after the teams change ends. No extension of the period. [3-3-4a; 8-3-5b]

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40.

When a field-goal attempt is blocked behind the neutral zone, the ball becomes dead immediately. [6-2-2, 3]

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41.

B31 intercepts a pass and begins a return. B31 is pursued by A47, who cannot see B17 approach. B17 contacts A47 in the side with open hands below the neck and shoulders, above the waist. RULING: Legal contact by B17. [2-3-10; 9-4-3n; Case Bk. 9.4.3 W(a)]

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42.

An inadvertent whistle ends the down. [4-2-3]

42 out of 70
43.

When weather conditions are construed to be hazardous to life or limb of the participants, the crew of game officials is authorized to make the decision on whether to delay or suspend the game. [3-1-5; Case Book 3.1.5 A, B]

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44.

For scrimmage downs, Team B is required to have at least 5 players on their line of scrimmage. [7-2-5d]

44 out of 70
45.

Team A goes into formation with all players motionless for 3 seconds. When the QB says “Set,” all players go into a 3-point stance except guard A62. Back A38 then starts in motion after which A62 goes into his 3-point stance. The ball is snapped 2 seconds later. RULING: [7-2-6, Penalty]

45 out of 70
46.

After the ball is ready for play, each player of A who participated in the previous down and each substitute for A must have been, momentarily, between the 9-yard marks, before the snap. [7-2-1; Case Book 7.2.1 C]

46 out of 70
47.

The ball becomes dead and the down ends when a prosthetic limb comes completely off the runner. [4-2-2l]

47 out of 70
48.

A blindside block against an opponent other than the runner is legal if it is initiated within the free-blocking zone. [9-4-3n; Case Book 9.4.3 W, X]

48 out of 70
49.

Following any kick return, Team R may request that the ball be placed anywhere between the inbounds lines (hash marks). [4-3-4, 5, 6]

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50.

When the Referee calls for a measurement, the ball shall be placed with its long axis parallel with the sideline before the measurement. The play clock will be set to 25 seconds and started on the “ready”. [5-3-2; Case Book 5.3.2 A; LHSAA Attachment A – 2e FAQs]

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51.

Regardless of the number of 2nd half time-outs remaining, neither team will have more than 1 time-out at its disposal in any overtime period. [3-5-1; Rules Bk. Pg. 86: 3-5-1]

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52.

K98 attempts an onside kick from his 40-yard line by kicking the ball toward the sideline. As R20 goes to recover the ball at K’s 47-yard line, he is blocked by K39 and K50 recovers the ball. RULING: K39 is guilty of an illegal block. K50’s recovery is negated and, if accepted, R can choose to have the 10-yard penalty assessed from either the previous spot with a re-kick or from the succeeding spot. [6-1-6; 9-3-7, Penalty; Case Book 9.3.7 A]

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53.

If K22’s field-goal attempt deflects off K50’s shoulder while he is in the expanded neutral zone, the attempt will be ruled unsuccessful even if the ball subsequently passes between the uprights above the crossbar. [8-4-1b]

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54.

A foul that occurs simultaneously with the snap is an exception to the “all-but-one” penalty enforcement principle. [2-16-2i; Fundamental X – 3a]

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55.

Following Team R’s punt/kickoff return, the play clock will be set to 25 seconds and started on the Referee’s ready-for-play signal. [LHSAA Attachment A – 2f, g FAQs]

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56.

Possession of a live ball in the opponent’s end zone is always a touchdown. [8-2-1; FUNDAMENTAL I – 8]

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57.

1st and 10 for Team A from Team B’s 15-yard line. Runner A34 dives for the goal line at B’s 1-yard line. The ball in his possession crosses the goal line inside the pylon. A34 then contacts the ground out of bounds 2 yards beyond the goal line. RULING: [8-2-1a; Case Book 2.26.3]

57 out of 70
58.

4th down and 10 on Team R’s 45-yard line. K44’s punt is in flight when R50 blocks K62 below the waist at Team R’s 35-yard line. The untouched kick hits the ground in R’s end zone. RULING: Post-scrimmage kick enforcement applies. R will play 1st and 10 from its own 10-yard line. [2-16-2h; 2-41-6; 5-2-2a1; 10-4-3, 5d; Case Book 10.4.3 C]

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59.

A field goal is scored even if part of the ball passes through the line of the upright extended. [8-4-1c; Case Book 8.4.1 A(a)]

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60.

An offensive player may push, pull or lift the runner to assist his forward progress only if that action occurs behind the line of scrimmage. [9-1; Case Book 9.1]

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61.

If during a down in which time expires, K76 holds during a successful field-goal attempt, the period is automatically ended and the score is canceled. [3-3-3a; 9-2-1c; 10-5-3]

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62.

On a kickoff, at the time the ball is kicked, at least 4 K players must be on each side of the kicker. [6-1-4; Case Book 6.1.4]

62 out of 70
63.

B29 intercepts a pass at his own 4-yard line. After turning and running a few steps, he is hit and fumbles. The ball rolls back and hits the goal-line pylon which is properly placed. RULING: [1-2-4; 4-3-2; 7-4-4; 8-5-2b]

63 out of 70
64.

1st and 10 for Team A at their own 20-yard line. Team B intercepts A10’s pass at A’s 40-yard line and advances to A’s 20-yard line. During the return, B52 clips A60 at A’s 30-yard line and A26 commits a 5-yard face mask foul at A’s 35-yard line. B subsequently fumbles and A recovers the ball at A’s 35-yard line. RULING: Double foul. Replay the down. [9-3-6; 9-4-3h; 10-2-1b; Case Book 10.2.1b]

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65.

R27 returns a punt but fumbles during his return. K65 dives to the ground and recovers the fumble. RULING: 1st and 10 for Team K, and the clock starts on the snap. [3-4-3c; 5-1-3f]

65 out of 70
66.

3rd down and 10 at Team A’s 35-yard line. Receiver A46 is running near the sideline as a forward pass reaches him. He tips the ball, steps out of bounds at Team A’s 48-yard line, returns inbounds, catches the ball and carries it across Team B’s goal line. RULING: [9-6-1, 2; 10-5-3; Case Book 9.6.1 A(b)]

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67.

Face guarding, in and of itself, which does not include contact, is not considered to be pass interference. [7-5-10, 11]

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68.

An illegal forward pass is considered to have occurred during a loose-ball play. [2-33-1b, 2; 10-3-1, 2]

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69.

The kicking tee may not elevate the ball more than 2 inches above the ground. [1-3-4]

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70.

A35 catches a long pass for a touchdown. He follows this with an excessive display of exuberance by spinning the ball and “shooting” the defensive players. RULING: Foul for unsportsmanlike conduct. Score the touchdown. Team B can choose to have the penalty enforced on either the Try or the subsequent kickoff. If A35 is charged with a 2nd unsportsmanlike foul, he will be disqualified for the remainder of the game. [2-16-2f; 8-2-1; 8-2-5; 9-5-1c, Penalty]

70 out of 70

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