STATISTICAL SCORING RULES

SECTION 15 — GOAL AREA

Distance into the Goal Area is measured only in the following circumstances:

  1. Team A kicks the ball into the Goal Area, where it is recovered by Team B receiver 10 yards deep. The 10 yards is included in the total length of the punt or kickoff measured from the line of scrimmage or the line of kickoff.
  2. In the above example, Team B receiver runs the ball out of the End Zone to the Team B five-yard line and is credited with a kick return of 15 yards.
  3. In the same example, Team B receiver immediately concedes a single point. He shall not be charged with a return.
  4. In the same example, Team B receiver runs around in the End Zone and eventually concedes a single point. That receiver shall be charged with a return and the yards gained or lost since gaining possession of the ball.

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