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Committee passes mercy rule, changes soccer OT

October 13, 2003

Forsyth--Region realignment wasn't the only topic of discussion at Monday's fall meeting of the GHSA's executive committee. 

The committee also passed a  rule regarding a mercy rule in football.  The rule, which is effective immediately, states that a team that is trailing by 30 or more points at halftime has the option of letting the clock run without stopping in the second half. 

 If the coach of the trailing team declines to let the clock run but is still trailing by 30 or more points at the end of the third quarter the clock will run without stopping for the remainder of  the game.

The GHSA also changed the tiebreaker rule in soccer.  Teams will now get three points for a win, one point for a tie and zero points for a loss. There will also be no overtime during the regular season.  Teams will only be able to play an extra period in region games and the state tournament.

Posted at 12:00am by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com

 

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