2015 Football Rule Changes Announced

High School Football Rules Changes Continue Focus on Risk Minimization

By NFHS on February 13, 2015

In its ongoing effort to minimize the risk of injury in high school football, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee expanded the provisions of unnecessary roughness to include contact with a defenseless player.

Corky Kell Classic 2015

corky kell classic 2015

The 2015 Corky Kell Classic matchups have been released and it will be a shuffle of last year’s two-day, seven-game event. The first day (Friday, Aug. 21) will be held at McEachern High School and will feature a double-header that will kickoff at 5:45 pm between Sandy Creek and Creekview. The Friday nightcap will pin 2014 Class AAAAAA runner-up Archer and North Paulding.

Mike Samples named to SPSU Athletics Hall of Fame

Mike Samples  - ACC

Thirty-four student-athletes named to Athletics Hall of Fame
SPSU -  Wed, Sep. 3, 2014 at 4:55 PM

MARIETTA, Ga. – A total of 34 former Southern Polytechnic State University student-athletes have been named to the institution's Athletics Hall of Fame. In April, former athletic director Matt Griffin announced that Southern Polytechnic would establish its first-ever Athletics Hall of Fame to celebrate the accomplishments of its greatest student-athletes, coaches, special contributors and teams over the past six-plus decades of intercollegiate competition.

2014-2015 Football Dates

In answer to several inquiries, the following football dates have been set for the 2014-15 school year. The calendar will not be officially adopted until the April meeting of the State Executive Committee.
2014-15 Football Dates
July 25 - Conditioning Practice
Aug. 29 - First Contest
Nov. 8 - End of Regular Season
Nov. 14-15 - First Round/Sectionals of Playoffs (Bye week for Class A)
Nov. 21-22 - Second Round of Playoffs (First Round for Class A)
Nov. 28-29 - Quarterfinal Round of Playoffs

"Targeting” Defined in High School Football in Effort to Reduce Risk of Injury

In an effort to reduce contact above the shoulders and lessen the risk of injury in high school football, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee developed a definition for “targeting,” which will be penalized as illegal personal contact.

The definition of targeting and its related penalty were two of 10 rules changes approved by the rules committee at its January 24-26 meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

Executive Committee Selects Gary Phillips as New GHSA Director

Gary Phillips Approved as New Executive Director

 
THOMASTON - In a special called meeting of the State Executive Committee, the Georgia High School Association on Wednesday unanimously approved the election of Gary Phillips to replace the retiring Dr. Ralph Swearngin as Executive Director.  Phillips, the GHSA assistant executive director since 2001, will assume his new role on July 1, 2014.
 

GOAA congratulates one of their own officials, Chris Crocker!

Bengals bring back Chris Crocker

Posted by Josh Alper on September 25, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT

The Bengals were dealing with injuries heading into the fourth week of the season in 2012, so they decided to re-sign safety Chris Crocker after releasing him during the offseason.

Crocker wasn’t released by the Bengals this time as his contract expired, but history has otherwise repeated itself. The Bengals announced Wednesday that Crocker has returned to the team for a third tour of duty.

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