- Nov 20, 2008
- Reaction score
Officials are taught to blow it dead if all 11 aren't set at one point before snap. If it was it would have been a 5 yard penalty and replay with 4 seconds. You also can't have a period end on an accepted penalty (had they let the play go and called the illegal shift), so the penalty would have been 5 yards from previous spot and they would have had an untimed down. So had it been called, NLS would have still got to run a play.I guarantee the opposing coaches saw that.
They literally lost the state title on an illegal play.
If the flag was correctly thrown the game is literally over as no time left on the clock and it can end on an offensive penalty.
The refs not enforcing the rules cost one team a state title