NFHS Rules Committee: A-11 Offense, Not YoursRick Chandler2/14/09 3:00pmFiled to: A-11 OffenseA-11 Offense disallowedAPiedmontHighFootballA-11Offense8EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkUh oh. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee may have just put the kibosh on the A-11, our new favorite everyone-just-go-long offense.AdvertisementAmong changes in its January 24-25 board of directors meeting in Indianapolis:Changes in Rules 7-2-5 and 2-14-2 clarify the numbering-exception rule from when it was originally approved in 1982."The definition of a scrimmage-kick formation was clarified to differentiate formations that have been used traditionally for attempting a field goal or kick try from those used for a punt," Colgate said. "In addition, the circumstances under which the numbering exception can be utilized have been changed to clarify what can be done on first, second, third and fourth downs."The A-11, invented and developed by Kurt Bryan and Stan Humphries at Piedmont (Calif.) High in 2007, used the loophole in the rules that all 11 players were eligible to catch a pass if a team lined up in the scrimmage kick formation for every play. The rules committee has seemed to have closed that loophole.