|08/09/2011 - 2:57pm||Officials are part of the problem||
I played FB for 10 seasons and coached for almost 20 more and have seen a number of occasions where "aiding the runner" was in effect and an obvious violation yet I saw it enforced only once - when I was in Pop Warner FB at age 11. They were trying to teach kids "the game". Later, at the HS level I was told more than once by officials, including the "white hats", that they will NEVER EVER call that penalty. Huh? Then get it out of the rule books. I was speechless that these guys were saying they were unwilling to enforce an obvious violation of a rule they admit was in the book. They probably learned from watching the big boys on TV.