What is six man football?

  Six-man football is a variation of 11-man tackle football. It tends to be a faster paced game with high scores.  Because of the difficulty of covering the entire field, punts are rare and on-side kicks are common.1

The rules are the same as 11-man football with several exceptions.  The major ones are listed here.

1.    The ball cannot be advanced on a run until a second exchange is made (the first exchange being the snap from center).

2.    All players are eligible to catch a forward pass.

3.    1st downs are 15 yards instead of 10.

4.    The attempt after touchdown is reversed – 2 points for a kick, 1 point for a run or pass.

5.    Field goals count 4 points.

6.    The field is smaller (80 yards x 40 yards).

7.    If either team is leading by 45 points at half time or in the 2nd half, the game is ended immediately.

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