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NEBRASKA SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION

500 Charleston Street, P.O. Box 85448, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-5448

This FOOTBALL MANUAL has been prepared and designated to provide information in the administration of interscholastic football, including the state play-off series. Sections of the NSAA Bylaws & Approved Rulings related to football are included in this manual. The wildcard point system, special regulations and the administration of the state football play-offs are also explained in detail. Football coaches and athletic directors should be familiar with these policies. It is their responsibility to conduct their football program within the rule established by the NSAA. Regulations within this manual shall be considered official unless schools are notified of a change.

Assistant Director Nate Neuhaus is in charge of the administration of football. Please contact him with questions regarding win/loss records, officials and NFHS rules interpretations.

NSAA MISSION STATEMENT

The public and non-public high schools of Nebraska voluntarily agreed to form the Nebraska School Activities Association for the following purposes:

  • To formulate and make policies which will cultivate high ideals of citizenship, fair competition, sportsmanship and teamwork which will compliment the member schools’ curriculum programs.

  • To foster uniformity of standards in interscholastic activity competition.

  • To organize, develop, direct and regulate an interscholastic activity program which is equitable and will protect and promote the health and physical welfare of all participants.

Changes, updates & clarifications to the 2014 football manual are hi-lighted in yellow

NFHS Rules Changes Page 2 NFHS Points of Emphasis Page 4 Concussion Education Page 5 NFHS Suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussion Page 5 2014 Key Dates Page 5 NSAA Athletic Bylaw 3.11.4.2 (C1 and C2 will play 9 games) Page 13 Heat Acclimatization Recommendations Page 17 Wild Card Criteria (Point Scale) Page 27 Awards Page 30 Class C1 Football Play-offs Page 35 Class C2 Football Play-offs Page 37

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