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Football: No more loss of down for offensive pass interference

In rule changes approved for the upcoming high school football season, the National Federation of State High School Assn. will reduce the penalty for pass interference.

The 15-yard penalty for offensive and defensive pass interference will remain, but the loss of down has been removed for offensive pass interference and the automatic first down has been eliminated for defensive pass interference.

So no more getting first downs on fourth and 30 yards to go late in a game because of pass interference.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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