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Rule Changes for High School Fooball

Posted: 9:16 PM, Apr 05, 2017
Updated: 2017-04-05 23:16:01-04

The Idaho High School Activities Association Board of Directors has changed a mercy rule that is just a year old for 11-man football, delaying the start of the running clock for 5A and 3A games until the fourth quarter.

The old rule required the clock to run continuously whenever a team was leading by 40 points or more after halftime. Over 30 percent of high school football teams in the treasure valley were affected by this rule last year.