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Football: New mercy rule takes effect in 2011

May 5, 2011 |  3:44 pm

Get ready for lots of running clocks in the fourth quarter after a new mercy rule for football was passed by the CIF Federated Council.

If a team has a lead of 35 points or more at the end of three quarters, there will be a running clock until the end of the contest.

If a school wants to invoke a running clock prior to the start of the fourth quarter, they can do so by mutual agreement of both schools.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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