The only pieces of general football equipment to be used during the first two days of football practice are footballs, kicking tees, and blocking dummies.
No game or scrimmage may be held in football with any team not belonging to the NSAA or to its own State High School Association.
No game or scrimmage in football may be held with any team other than an intra- squad scrimmage or game before the opening game of the season.
An alumni scrimmage is illegal in football.
The penalty for participating in an illegal scrimmage or game may be suspension
from the NSAA for one season in that sport.
A state football playoff shall be held with regulations established by the Board of Directors.
APPROVED RULINGS AND INTERPRETATIONS FOR 3.11.1-3.11.12 During a sports season, a school shall not permit a student who is not a member of the high school’s team, an adult, a college student, or alumni to participate in any practice session, drill, scrimmage, or game in which a school team is involved (e.g., boys’ soccer team member cannot participate with girls’ soccer team members, etc.). This does not prevent a coach from being involved for the primary purpose of teaching or demonstrating a skill, method, or technique.
NSAA ATHLETIC BYLAWS – 3.12.4 – PROTESTS
Protests based upon the eligibility of players will be considered by the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
Protests based upon play situations and situations which involve judgment on the part of game officials will not be considered.
NSAA SPORTSMANSHIP GUIDELINES AND EJECTIONS
Enforcement of the “sit-out rule” for ejections from high school contests for unsportsmanlike conduct is a responsibility of the member school. Failure to properly enforce this rule could result in other sanctions by the NSAA.
Administrators will be expected to promptly file a report with the NSAA whenever a participant or coach from their school has been ejected from any high school