Indiana adopts high school football mercy rule

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2019 brings a mercy rule to Indiana high school football.

On Monday, the Indiana High School Athletic Association executive committee approved a mercy rule that will be used in the fall. Under the new rule, when the point differential reaches 35 points in the second half, the game clock will go to a running clock for the remainder of the game with the exception of timeouts, scores and injuries.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.