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Mike's Minute

By Mike Aldridge

In my 33 plus years of high school football officiating, I learned pretty quickly that rule changes were for one of two reasons. First and foremost was the safety of the participants. Secondly, now and then a change was made to try to speed the game up a little. Safety concerns were always first in all rule changes.
Head and knee injuries are the biggest problems facing football. Therefore, the latest rule changes have addressed both of these.
First, the knee injuries were addressed with no blocking below the waist except for in the free blocking zone.  


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