IMPORTANT RULE ADDITIONS
Tackling in flag football is not allowed and should never be attempted. If Player A tackles Player B at any point of the game, Player A will be ejected from the game along with the Captain of his or her team. Player A will also be suspended from the next game. The Captain of player A's team is only ejected from the rest of the game that the tackle took place. Definition of a tackle is written to the most detail possible below:
It is important to know that these calls are based on the student referees discretion. Intramural referees make calls to the best of their ability.
Tackling: Any intentional attempt made to stop the opposing team from advancing by physically forcing that opposing player to the ground. These attempts typically involve a clear hold of the opposing player (arms wrapped around the player, intentionally crashing into the opposing player knocking them to the ground)
- Holding an opposing player by the clothing or body part to hinder their progress will result in a five yard penalty. Know that if you hold a player and bring them down to the ground, this results in an tackle.
- Diving for a flag will result in a five yard penalty. Know that if you dive for a flag and cause the opposing player to fall to the ground in any way, this results in a tackle.
This rules are set in place to provide a safe atmosphere for students to compete in. Intramural referees call the game to the best of their ability and the calls are based on their discretion.
Fall 2013 Flag Football
Signups for IM Sports are due at 5:00pm on Friday, February 1st. The Captain's Meeting is on Saturday, February 2nd at 12:00pm in GSFC 253.
All games will be played on Thursday evenings from 6pm - 10pm. Teams compete in a 7-on-7 format and each team must have 2 or more members of each gender on the field at a time. The game consists of 20 minute halves with a running clock, on an 80 yard field. Touchdowns are worth 6 points and teams can elect to go for one extra point, or two, which is determined by the distance from the end zone. A first down can only be achieved by crossing the mid-field line.
Pepto Abysmal caps an undefeated season with Championship!
Fall '12 semester's championship game witnessed undefeated Pepto Abysmal taking on The Matty B's. Both teams had displayed excellent offensive skill throughout the playoffs leading up to this much anticipated game. However, the game got off to a slow start with both defenses limiting the opposition's offensive impact on the game. It didn't take long for both teams to find their rhythm offensively, and start racking up the points after making adjustments. The teams continued to exchange the lead up until when Pepto Abysmal scored with a few minutes remaining, and was able to hold off any comeback attempt from The Matty B's. The final score: 32-27 with Pepto Abysmal taking home the championship for a second straight semester!
Above: Fall '12 Champions- Pepto Abysmal