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A play from scrimmage is the activity of the games of Canadian football and American football during which one team tries to advance the ball, get a first down, or to score, and the other team tries to stop them or take the ball away.
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`` Let's play with 'em '', Jack said, rising from where he sat on the ground and dusting off his overall pants.
The figure was so theatrically dressed, that it was as though a character from some other play had blundered into this one.
The children had to play away from the house ( in the barn loft or the pasture behind the barn ), to maintain a proper quietness.
Although the play does show a certain structural amateurishness ( there are eleven acts varying in length from twenty-five seconds to an hour and a half ), the statement it makes concerning the ceaseless yearning and searching of youth is profound and worthy of our attention.
It seems likely that with the three preceding forces at play, the rate of business and industrial plant and equipment expenditures should continue to move upward from the levels of the Fifties.
Each scene is shot straight through, as had been the universal custom, from a camera fixed in a single position, but in the outdoor scenes, especially in the capture and destruction of the outlaws, Porter's camera position breaks, necessarily, with the camera position standard until then, which had been, roughly, that of a spectator in a center orchestra seat at a play.
Bill Kunkel, Bob Hartman and Ed Keegan did the mound chores for the club down from West Palm Beach to play the game before 767 paying customers in Miami Stadium.
The Texas Aggies got a day off Monday -- a special gift from Coach Jim Myers for its conference victory last Saturday night, but Myers announced that halfback George Hargett, shaken up in the Tech game, would not play against Trinity Saturday.
Instead, the audience can sit back at ease and, from the perspective of an enlightened time which no longer believes in such things, enjoy the dead seriousness with which the characters in the play take the witches and devils which are under discussion.
The tragic irony of the play is that the very belief in and concern with a devil who could be met in the woods and combatted with formulae set out in books was the very thing that prevented them from detecting the real devil when he came among them.
`` Roots '', the new play at the brand-new Mayfair Theater on 46th St. which has been made over from a night club, is about the intellectual and spiritual awakening of an English farm girl.
There were several fairly good minor portraits in the play, including William Hansen's impersonation of a stubborn, rather pathetic father, and Katherine Squire's vigorous characterization of a farm mother who brooked no hifalutin' nonsense from her daughter, or anyone else.
If the media agency responsible for the authorized production allows material from fans, what is the limit before legal constraints from actors, music, and other considerations, come into play?
He appeared on the West End in 1928 in the play Alibi which had been adapted by Michael Morton from the novel The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
Spassky won the first game as Black in good style, but tenacious, aggressive play from Karpov secured him overall victory by + 4 − 1 = 6.
Alfred William Lawson ( March 24, 1869 – November 29, 1954 ) was a professional baseball player, manager and league promoter from 1887 through 1916 and went on to play a pioneering role in the US aircraft industry, publishing two early aviation trade journals.
Its great natural strength and situation, not far from the mouth of the Sis pass, and near the great road which debouched from the Cilician Gates, made Anazarbus play a considerable part in the struggles between the Byzantine Empire and the early Muslim invaders.
* One of Willie Trombone's letters in The Neverhood reads, " Hang me from a tree by my hoop so I can play ' Absalom '".
Afterwards, the earth rises again from the sea, is fairer than before, and where Asgard used to be a remnant of the Æsir gather, some coming up from Hel, and talk and play chess all day with the golden chessmen of the ancient Æsir, which they find in the grass ( Section 58 ).
Some historians believe that Acts borrows phraseology and plot elements from Euripides ' play The Bacchae.
play and scrimmage
On the game's first play from scrimmage, Brown raced 65 yards for a touchdown, giving Cleveland a 7-0 lead.
Camp is responsible for pioneering the play from scrimmage ( earlier games featured a rugby scrum, and was also the one who decided that teams should have four downs to advance the ball ten yards.
* In the 2006 season, the game clock was started when the ball was declared ready for play after the defensive team ( during a scrimmage down ) or the kick-receiving team ( during a free kick down ) was awarded a first down ( change of possession ), reducing the time of games.
Minor violations such as offside ( a player from either side encroaching into scrimmage zone before the play starts ) are penalized five yards, more serious penalties ( such as holding ) are penalized 10 yards, and severe violations ( such as face-masking ) of the rules are typically penalized 15 yards.
Depending on the penalty, the penalty yardage may be assessed from the original line of scrimmage, the spot the violation occurred ( for example, for a pass interference infraction ), or the place the ball ended after the play.
; Conversion ( or Convert ): After a touchdown, the team that scored attempts one scrimmage play from any point between the hash marks on or outside the opponents ' 5-yard line.
The clock starts when the ball is ready for scrimmage except that it starts on the snap when on the previous play
If the pass is received by a non-eligible receiver, the penalty for the foul " illegal touching " is assessed ( the play is treated as an incomplete pass, unless the ball is downed behind the line of scrimmage — in either case a down is lost ).
" In the first play from scrimmage after the opening kicks, Villanova completed a pass that " succeeded in gaining ten yards.
A snap ( colloquially called a " hike ", " snapback ", or " pass from center ") starts each American football and Canadian football play from scrimmage.
" being the final words spoken by the quarterback after calling the play but before the huddle breaks and the players go to the line of scrimmage.
The opposing linebacker wants to predict the snap, and build up speed such that he crosses the line of scrimmage exactly as the play begins, so as to increase his chances of getting a tackle for a loss, or a sack.
The rule adopted by a committee for American football in 1880 first provided for the uncontested right of one side to play the ball by foot ( in any direction ) for a scrimmage.
In American and Canadian football a line of scrimmage is an imaginary transverse line ( across the width of the football field ) beyond which a team cannot cross until the next play has begun.
Under NFL and NCAA rules, there are actually two lines of scrimmage at the outset of each play: one that restricts the offense and one that restricts the defense.
In order for there to be a legal beginning of a play, a certain number of the players on the offensive team, including certain eligible receivers, must be at, on or within a few inches off their line of scrimmage.
For example, if a quarterback receives the call to execute a running play, but he notices that the defense is ready to blitz — that is, to send additional defensive backs across the line of scrimmage in an attempt to tackle the quarterback or thwart his ability to pass — the quarterback may want to change the play.
If any other offensive player recovers the fumble and advances the ball, after the play the line of scrimmage is the spot of the original fumble.
On the second play of drive, Tarkenton's pass was deflected behind the line of scrimmage by Pittsburgh defensive lineman L. C. Greenwood, and bounced back right into the arms of Tarkenton, who then threw 41-yard completion to Gilliam.
On Dallas ' first play from scrimmage, receiver Butch Johnson fumbled the handoff on a double reverse, but recovered the ball.