Football

 

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.
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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

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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.

Football
WTF1003B-MISS (GST)

 

Open Dates

Broad Street - Football
Date posted: Monday, July 28, 2014
Murrah - Football
Date posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Broad Street - Football
Date posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Porter Middle - Football
Date posted: Monday, July 21, 2014
Nichols Middle - Football
Date posted: Monday, July 21, 2014
Canton - Football
Date posted: Monday, July 21, 2014
South Forrest - Football
Date posted: Friday, June 27, 2014
Yazoo County - Football
Date posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Jefferson County - Football
Date posted: Monday, June 16, 2014
McComb - Football
Date posted: Monday, June 02, 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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