MEN'S LEAGUE RULES
Men's League Rules
1. Game Time: Games will consist of two eighteen (18) minute halves with a twenty (20) second play clock. The clock will only stop a) upon a referee’s timeout, b) a timeout by either team, or c) at the two minute warning. Teams will be given two (2) timeouts per game.
2. Players will be allowed to immediately rush the quarterback, but any player rushing the passer must begin the play at least ten (10) steps from the line of scrimmage. The offense may not block, screen, or otherwise interfere with the designated pass rusher in any way whatsoever.
3. The offensive snapper is eligible and may go out for passes.
4. Teams will have four (4) downs to score or to achieve a first down. There will be one (1) first down at midfield. Teams may opt to go for a one (1) point conversion (two steps from the goal line) or a two (2) point conversion (5 steps from the goal line). Teams will begin each drive five steps from the goal line unless the defense intercepts the ball, at which point the ball will be placed at the spot that the intercepting player's flag was pulled. There are no punts.
5. The QB cannot run at any point but may hand the ball off to a RB. There are no running plays allowed within five (5) yards of the the first down line at midfield or the goal line. Doing so will result in a loss of down penalty.
6. Hand-checking (bump and run coverage) within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage will be allowed.
7. All other penalties shall apply as normal from the BMFL rulebook, but where any rule conflicts with one of the 6 above rules, apply the rule on this list.
The "3-point Field Goal" which will essentially give the offense a 5 on 4 advantage to score 3 points once midfield is achieved in lieu of a Touchdown.
"3-Point Field Goal" Attempt
-Offense must be past midfield to attempt
-Can attempt on any down
-4 seconds from snap to throw, referee will shout the countdown out loud
-Offense has their full complement of 5 players eligible
-Defense gets 4 live defenders
-Defensive rusher must be within 2 yards the line of scrimmage but cannot cross the line, drop into coverage or pull flags, they can distract the QB at the line of scrimmage
-Missed attempt gives defense the ball at the line of scrimmage, offense gets no credit for yards gained.
-Defense can return an INT for a TD ("kick-six") or yards gained if the return goes past the los.