Objective of Football
The main object of football is to get the football into the
You are in teams of eleven. There is a
line of seven people and there is four backs, the quarter back (Q.B.),
Wide receiver, three back, and the Four back or Half Back. The wide
receiver only goes to one side at a time. The backs handle the ball
for the most part. The two players on the end of the line are
sometimes handling the ball, they are called ends. Just inside
of the ends is the tackles, inside the tackles are the guards,
and then there is only one center inside the two guards. The
center starts the play by snapping the ball to the quarter back.
Snapping the ball means to pull the ball in between their legs.
The quarter back then either hands the ball off, keeps the ball and
runs it, pitch's the ball, or throws the ball to a back or end that is farther
downfield. a touch down is worth six points and a field goal is
worth three points. When you score a touchdown you can pass it
in or run it in for two extra points or kick a field goal for
one extra point.
Line of Scrimmage
Four Back (Full Back)
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