Article 4 – Single Point or Rouge
If the ball is kicked into the Goal Area by an opponent, a rouge is scored:
(1) when the ball becomes dead in possession of a team in its own Goal Area
(2) when the ball touches or crosses the Dead Line or a Sideline in Goal, and
touches the ground, a player or some object beyond these lines.
AR: Team A kicks to Team B. B1 attempting to catch the ball on Team B’s 3-yard
line, fumbles it and is tackled with the ball in possession in the Team B Goal
Area. RULING – Rouge (ball deemed to have been kicked into Goal Area by
AR: Team A kicks to Team B. B1 catches the ball in the Field of Play while
moving towards own Goal Line and, in the judgment of the official, the
momentum carries B1 into own Goal Area. RULING – Rouge (possession
deemed to have been gained in the Goal Area).
After a rouge, the team scored against shall next put the ball into play by a
scrimmage as first down at any point between the hash marks on its 35-yard line.
If the single point was scored as the result of an unsuccessful field goal attempt,
the team scored against may elect to scrimmage the ball at any point between
the hash marks on its own 35-yard line or at the previous line of scrimmage.
NOTE: For the purposes of this Article, a drop kick or place kick shall, without
exception, be deemed to be a field goal attempt.
NOTE: If during a kickoff, the kicked ball proceeds through the Goal Area and
across the Dead Line or Sideline in Goal without being touched, there shall be no
score and the ball shall be awarded to the receiving team at any point between
the hash marks on its own 25-yard line.