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NFHS Case Play 3.3.5 Situation B

A1 is directed to leave the game because his/her jersey is not tucked into the game pants. The official notifies the Team A coach that a replacement is required. The official then instructs the timer to begin the 15-second replacement interval because a substitute is not made available immediately. Team A’s head coach then requests a time-out to keep A1 in the game.

Team A’s time-out request may only be granted after A1 is replaced by a substitute. A time-out is not permitted to keep a player in the game who has been directed to leave for not wearing his/her uniform properly. Once A1 is replaced by a substitute, Team A may request and be granted a time-out, if desired.

NFHS Rules Reference:

(2-12-5, 3-3-5, 5-8-3b)


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