1. A touchdown (six points) will be credited to the player scoring it. Yardage gained on a scrimmage play or the return of a punt, kickoff, interception or fumble that resulted in the score will also be recorded in the appropriate category.
  2. A Convert or Point After Touchdown will be credited to the player completing the play. It may be scored in three ways:
    1. By kicking a field goal, in which case the kicker receives credit for one point.
    2. By completing a forward pass, in which case the receiver gets credit for two points. The pass attempt and yards gained will be included in the game totals for passing and in the individual records of the passer and receiver.
    3. By carrying the ball across the Goal Line. The ball carrier will be credited with two points as well as with the yards gained rushing.
    4. A defensive player may score a two-point convert by legally gaining possession of the ball and advancing it across his opponent's Goal Line. The yardage gained or lost will be recorded in the appropriate category (missed field goal convert return, interception return and/or fumble return).
  3. Field Goal (three points) is credited to the kicker. The yardage on successful field goals is recorded using the yard line closest to the front of the kicking tee or the holder's spot.
  4. Safety Touch (two points) is credited as a team score only and no individual credit is to be given to any player.
  5. Single (one point) is credited to the player who kicked the ball across the Goal Line.
  6. When a score is made on the final play of any quarter, it shall be timed at 15:00.


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