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Old 12-29-16, 05:51 PM
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Since this just happened at the end of a college football game:

The situation:

4th and 6 from the 8 yard line. Trailing by 7 in the first overtime. Second team with possession (ie bottom of the 1st OT)

QB drops back to pass. Fumbles the ball. Defense picks it up and runs a couple of yards. Runner gets stripped of the ball and the offense recovers the ball. (In college, the game was over.)

So my question has two parts:

In HS, would the game still be over? (I'm assuming it would)
In HS, would the ruling change if it was only 3rd down?

Not real confident but it seems like as soon as the defense takes possession, that series is over. No returns allowed in HS. Is that correct?
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