2021 NFHS Rule Changes

Football Rules Changes - 2021
By NFHS on February 10, 2021

Action in the Free-Blocking Zone [2-17-2c (NEW), 2-17-4]

Blocking below the waist now requires the block to begin immediately following the snap.

2021 EDITORIAL CHANGES

2-10-1, 9-4-4 PENALTY, SIX-PLAYER RULES DIFFERENCES – RULE 2 and 7, APPENDIX, INDEX

2021 POINTS OF EMPHASIS

  1. Sportsmanship
  2. Intentional Grounding
  3. Ineligible Downfield and Line of Scrimmage Formation