Issue 35/23 8th September 2023
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With 6:24 remaining in fourth quarter, #11 committed a second Unsportsmanlike Conduct foul.
*Mr Elliot is due to serve his suspension in the next competitive game he is registered to play in. This is likely to be the next regular season game for the Bristol Aztecs.
With 2:35 remaining in fourth quarter, #93 committed a flagrant personal foul against an opponent away from the play.
17th September 2023 v London Warriors
GAME MANAGEMENT REPORTS
NEXT HOME GAME
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East Kent Mavericks
90 yard artificial field with eight yard end zones marked in blue with other sport markings in red, white, & yellow. No limit lines or numbers and rugby markings substituted as nine-yard marks. Inbounds lines too short, coaching line at incorrect depth, and team areas too small. Game balls were initially provided flat, but did manage to hold pressure during the game so we didn't need to use spare game balls that were available but not new or nearly new condition. Changing room well spaced for a crew of seven but not lockable.
Phil Clarke #262
No limit lines. One football deflated late in the second quarter and was replaced at half time. The game was stopped briefly in the second half to move back some spectators who had moved too close to the home sideline. Due to being a crew of eight, the crew used both changing rooms at the venue.
Peter Parsons #321
90 yard field with faint blue markings. Changing rooms were not private and some walk from the field. Down box is a "dial-a-down" style box, but was broken and often the numbers were not displayed clearly. Officials’ assistants were again presented late and there was one change for one of the ball boys at half time.
Oliver Maskell #221
80 yard field with multiple non-football marking in white and other colours, with football markings in white as well.
Shawn Sombati #15
Field markings in blue and faint. Coaching boxes marked with cones. One of the game balls had to be changed due to deflation. There was a delay of approximately 15 minutes for a player injury. Excellent game, played with the intensity that playoff football brings.
Gordon Galloway #7
PLAY OF THE WEEK:
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Play: Team A 4th and 30 and the A-20 yard line. Team A line up in a scrimmage kick formation and punt the ball. The balls travels 15 yards beyond the line of scrimmage where B38 is positioned to catch the kick. B38 muffs the ball and gunner A85 dives on the loose ball and recovers it at the A-35 yard line. Which team will snap the ball next, what is the next down & distance. What is the status of the play clock and game clock?
Play: Team A kick off to start the game. B88 makes a fair catch at Team B’s 12-yard line. A30 was offside at the kick. If Team B wish to keep the ball where will the next snap take place?
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Game Situation: Team A break the huddle with 20 seconds remaining on the play clock. The Umpire notices that Tight End is not wearing knee pads, how should the crew handle this?
Game Situation: 1st and 10 at Midfield. Wide Receiver A87 catches a pass in the open field and is running towards Team B’s endzone. Prior to crossing the goal line, at the B-5, A87 celebrates by clenching his fist and pointing it to the sky and he shouts “Touchdown”. The nearest Team B defender is at the B-20 yard line and the gesture by A87 is not directed at anyone. A87 then runs across the goal line.
Answer: There is no foul on the play and the score stands.
Celebrating prior to a score is not a foul in itself. It only becomes a foul if the player commits one of the specifically prohibited acts in 9-2-1-a. An act that isn’t on the list is probably legal, so be tolerant of it, unless you believe it is abusive, threatening or obscene, provokes ill will, or demeans the game (M3.5.1.e).
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