2008 League Play.
All league games shall be played according to PIAA football rules:
Length of quarters as specified herein for each class of team.
Point after touchdown: Two (2) points for a successful kick, One (1) point for a successful run or pass.
Recommended time for starting games:
Sunday Games: Peewee Game 1:00 P.M., Pony Game 2:30 P.M., Midget Game 4:00 P.M.
Saturday Games: Peewee Game 4:00 P.M., Pony Game 5:30 P.M., Midget Game 7:00 P.M.
No games shall start after 9:30 PM.
If, at the end of regulation play, a regular season game ends in a tie, the teams will play no more than two overtime series pursuant to PIAA rules in an effort to have a winner of the game.
Scoring System – Standings.
Two (2) points for a win or forfeit.
One (1) point for a tie.
All league games will count in the standings.
In case of a tie at the end of regulation season play these guidelines will be used to determine division winners and playoff seeding tie breakers:
Two (2) teams.
1st-Head to Head. The winner of the game played between the teams in question during regular scheduled play.
2nd-Winning Percentage. Ties will be used in the calculation by taking the average between a win and loss. A team with one (1) tie will be calculated as follows: Team A finishes 6-1-1; the winning percentage is the average between 7-1 and 6-2, which is .813. A team with two (2) ties will be calculated as follows: Team A finishes 5-1-2; the winning percentage is the average between 7-1 and 5-3, which is .750.
Winning Percentage vs. Common Opponents (Use current winning percentage calculation)
Strength of Victory. Overall points of teams defeated
Strength of schedule. Overall points of teams played.
Three (3) or more teams.
1st-Head to Head. The winner over both teams.
2nd-3rd-4th-5th-6th, same as 1(a) excluding 1st-Head to Head.
As higher teams are placed the remaining teams revert back to first tiebreaker.
All officials used in league games shall be PIAA approved football officials.
Game officials shall allow 10 minutes between games for sufficient warm up and exercise.
Full minute time outs at the change of quarters so coach can confer with the team captain.
First Round Playoffs require four (4) PIAA officials to be paid by the Host Team.
Super Bowl & Semi-final Games require five (5) PIAA officials to be paid by the CFA.
Any official affiliated with a team or player in the CFA may not officiate a game when that team or player is participating.
Number of Games.
League scheduled games and playoffs shall take precedence over non-league games.
Play-off Games - Super Bowl Games.
Commissioner shall determine play-off sites, and approve all post-season games.
Each organization is required to supply one person to work (i.e. collect at gate, sell 50/50, etc.) for the CFA at all post season games.
All associations must have a team representative to assist at the Super Bowls or pay $100 fine. Commissioners will coordinate Super Bowl tasks and duties.
No game shall be permitted to start after 9:30 P.M.
Cancellation of Games.
Only severe weather conditions may cause the cancellation of a scheduled game. Cancellation to be made only after consultation and mutual agreement by the Directors of the two teams involved. The Commissioner must be notified and will resolve any disagreements.
When a game is canceled by mutual agreement a new date and time should be set and the Commissioner shall be notified. If the game is cancelled on Saturday, it must be played on the following day, Sunday. If the game is cancelled on Sunday, it must be played on the following day, Monday. The Commissioner will resolve any disagreements.
Any team canceling a game must notify the opposing team 2 hours prior to the time specified by the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of PIAA officials, normally by 10:00 A.M. of game day.
Those teams not complying with the above will be required to pay the officials for the game or games involved.
A contingency plan for Monday Night Game Sites will be developed by the Commissioner.