Check out the New NFHS Rule Changes for 2017

The National Federation of State High School Associations released its rule changes for the 2017 season.

The new rules include:

  • Commercial advertising is not permitted on the ball.
  • The jersey of the home team shall be a dark color contrasting to the road team’s white jersey.
  •  Game officials are permitted to accompany the referee during the pre-game meeting with the head coach.
  • A new definition for a blindside block.
  • Illegal participation fouls be returning team on a kickoff are now enforced under post-scrimmage kick fouls.
  • A new definition for a pop-up kick and the penalty that results from that play.
  • Added a new option to the offended team on an accepted penalty inside the last two minutes of either half.
  • Specifies that the ball is declared dead if a prosthetic limb comes completely off of the runner.

For explanations of each rule, visit the NFHS website.

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