Six-man football is a modification of American football in which instead of having 11 members, it has 6 members. This game was invented by a teacher from Chester, Nebraska who wanted high school students to play football. This game was also coined as a special Plains phenomenon because most states that succeeded in this game are Plains states - Texas, Nebraska, and Colorado are few of them.
Most of the rules are the same as in 11-man football except of the following:
- The field measures 80 yards by 40 yards, smaller than the regular football;
- Every field goal is four points;
- The ball cannot be advanced on a run until a second exchange is made (the first exchange is snapped from the center);
- Each player can catch a forward pass;
- First downs are 15 yards instead of 10 yards;
- The attempt after touchdown is reversed – 2 points for a kick, 1 point for a run or pass; and lastly,
- If a team is leading by 45 points at the half time or in the second half, it ends the game and they win the game.
A quarter’s length is 10 minutes, between quarters is 2 minutes and between halves is 15 minutes.
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