Football Notes

2014 Rules Clinic

Divisions for 2013-14

Clarification to fall football practice regulations.  Preseason scrimmages shall be limited to four regulation quarters (two varsity, two JV).  Players shall be limited to participating in two quarters.

Football Playing Dates for 2014
Practice begins, August 4
Scrimmage - 2 quarters, August 15
Classic games, August 21 or August 22 (all schools) or
Classic games, August 29 for 1A, 5A, 6A
First Games, Aug. 29 for 2A, 3A, 4A
First Games, Sept. 5  for 1A, 5A, 6A
End of season for 2A, 3A, 4A, Oct. 31
End of season for 1A, 5A, 6A, November 7

The classic game must be played as a preseason game, therefore it must be scheduled prior to the first regular scheduled game for both opponents.
During the 2014 season classic games may not be played before August 21


Schools that play football or have added football above middle school will be considered football playing schools as it concerns scheduling basketball games.

A Football Jamboree is limited to two quarters participation per team. A varsity team can play two quarters, and a jr. varsity team can play two quarters. A player may only participate in a total of two quarters in the jamboree.

Rules & Equipment

NFHS approves helmets rules

The latest football updates are listed on the NFHS website, or view the official MHSAA Football page

Uniforms updates

Game Balls

All game balls used during regular season and state playoff contests must have the National Federation Stamp.



Open Dates

Harrison Central - Football
Date posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Crystal Springs - Football
Date posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Pontotoc - Football
Date posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Yazoo City - Football
Date posted: Monday, August 11, 2014
Williams-Sullivan - Football
Date posted: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Potts Camp - Football
Date posted: Friday, August 01, 2014
M.S. Palmer - Football
Date posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Sacred Heart - Football
Date posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Broad Street - Football
Date posted: Monday, July 28, 2014
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Eligibility Roster

Coaches: the Team Eligibility Roster is due in our office as soon as you qualify for the first round of playoffs in a sport. If your Eligibility Roster is not completed and submitted to MHSAA before the first round of playoffs you will be fined $50.00 immediately.

For Coaches

1.  JV and 9th Grade Games must be played in quarters
2.  National Federation Rules apply.  Rule 3-1-5 will apply except JV and 9th grade may play 10 minute quarters.
3.  Players may not play in more than 6 quarters per week (varsity + JV).
4.  Games may not be played in halves.
5.  Quarters may be shortened by mutual agreement of both coaches.

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