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NFHS Case Play 1.18

(a), the band from the home team is playing during a live ball;
(b) the electronic scoreboard is playing broken-glass sound effects just after an opponent’s missed field-goal attempt; or
(c) fans from the visiting team are using artificial noisemakers during an opponent’s attempted free throw.

All situations are prohibited by rule. The officials should notify game management in
(a) to instruct the band to only play during the permitted times; in
(b) to instruct the scoreboard operator to cease the prohibited acts; and in
(c) to have a public-address announcement made stating that the use of any artificial noisemakers is prohibited at all times. In all situations, if the problem continues it may result in a technical foul being assessed to the team supporter(s).


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