Marshfield (OnFocus) – The National Federation of High School Associations Football Rules Committee has announced a significant rules change for the 2021 season.
The rule regarding blocking below the waist in the free-blocking zone in high school football has been revised for the upcoming 2021 season.
The change to the 2021 NFHS Football Rules Book was discussed at the NFHS meeting, held virtually, and approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.
Keys from the rule change:
- Rule 2-17-2 – an additional condition must be met for a legal block below the waist in the free-blocking zone:
the block must be an immediate, initial action following the snap.
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