Football study guide
Bay View Middle School 2014
***11 players are on the field per team ***
Touchdown - When the offensive or defensive player carries the ball across the goal line.
Extra point - When you kick the ball through the goal post after a touchdown.
Field goal - When you kick the ball through the goal post which scoring a touchdown. This is worth 3 points.
Safety - Tackling/pulling the flag of someone from the other team behind their own goal line.
Line of Scrimmage - Where the ball is placed and each team must be on their side to start
Fumble - Occurs when a player has position of the ball and then drops it
Interception - Occurs when the ball is caught from a member of the opposing team
Football field is 100 yards long (120 if you count the end zones)
When the quarterback gets the ball, they have three options.
- They can run the ball themselves
- They can hand it off to another teammate
- They can pass (throw) the ball
Below are the running routes that are taught in class.