Oregon to prohibit blindside blocking

Oregon School Activities Association

Oregon will be experimenting with a new rule that could result in blindside blocking being outlawed nationally in the near future.  The Oregon School Activities Association‘s has approved a new rule that prohibits blindside blocks.

According to OregonLive.com, the OSAA’s executive board voted 8-2 Monday in favor of the 2-year experiment, which is the idea of assistant executive director Brad Garrett, who is chairman of football rules committee for the National Federation of State High School Associations

Blindside blocking is legal in high school football, although in some cases it could be penalized as unnecessary roughness.

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