Football, the American Intercollegiate Game (Google eBook)

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c. Scribner's sons, 1911 - Football - 504 pages
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Page 29 - ... inch by inch, to get nearer for the rush at Crab Jones, who stands there in front of old Brooke to catch the ball. If they can reach and destroy him before he catches, the danger is over; and with one and the same rush they will carry it right away to the School-house goal. Fond hope! it is kicked out and caught beautifully. Crab strikes his heel into the ground to mark the spot where the ball was caught, beyond which the School line may not advance; but there they stand, five deep, ready to...
Page 457 - A player being off side is put on side when the ball has been kicked by, or has touched the dress or person of, any player of the opposite side, or when one of his own side has run in front of him, either with the ball or having kicked it when behind him.
Page 27 - THIS STONE COMMEMORATES THE EXPLOIT OF WILLIAM WEBB ELLIS WHO WITH A FINE DISREGARD FOR THE RULES OF FOOTBALL, AS PLAYED IN HIS TIME, FIRST TOOK THE BALL IN HIS ARMS AND RAN WITH IT, THUS ORIGINATING THE DISTINCTIVE FEATURE OF THE RUGBY GAME AD 1823 This establishment of the running or Rugby game, as contrasted with the earlier, kicking game, had several important results.
Page 18 - Then strip, lads, and to it, though sharp be the weather, And if, by mischance, you should happen to fall, There are worse things in life than a tumble on heather, And life is itself but a game at foot-ball. Then up with the Banner, &c.
Page 457 - The goal-line is in goal, and the touch line is in touch. 18. In the event of any player holding or running with the ball being tackled, and the ball fairly held, he must at once cry down, and there put it down.
Page 459 - A side which has made a touchback or a safety must kick out, from not more than twenty-five yards outside the kicker's goal. If the ball...
Page 459 - ... 48), in a straight line from and opposite to the spot where the ball was touched down, and there make a mark on the goalline, and thence walk straight out with it at right angles to the goal-line, such distance as he thinks proper, and there place it for another of his side to kick. The kicker's side must be behind the ball when it is kicked, and the opposite side must remain behind the goal-line until the ball has been placed on the ground.
Page 11 - In meadow or pasture (to grow the more fine), Let campers be camping in any of thine; Which if ye do suffer, when low is the spring, You gain to yourself a commodious thing.
Page 457 - Every player when off side is out of the game and shall not touch the ball in any case whatever, either in or out of touch or goal, or in any way interrupt or obstruct any player, until he is again on side.
Page 459 - If the try be by a place-kick, a player of the side which has touched the ball down shall bring it up to the goal-line...

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