One of the most popular games in the United States today is known as American football, which has its origins in college football. Many students follow the latest college football news and participate in college football polls. Many likewise participate in try outs for a chance to play in college teams.
The goal is to score points by getting the ball into the opposing team’s court, or end zone. The team who does this gets a touchdown, which is worth 6 points. After a touchdown, the team is afforded the chance to kick the ball through the goal posts to get an extra point. However, they also have the option of trying to get the ball into the opponent’s end zone again by using a running or passing play instead of kicking the ball. If this works, they get two more points instead of just one. This option is much harder, of course.
A field goal is worth is worth 3 points.
The football field measures 100 yards in length and 160 feet in width. The middle of the field is known as the 50 yard line. The lines are marked every 10 yards in descending order in both directions from the 50 yard line. Each team has half of the field, (switching sides every 15 minutes of play. The “zero yard line” is also called the goal line. The areas on either side are called the end zones. Both teams endeavor to get the ball beyond the opponent’s goal line and into the end zone to score a touchdown. Located at far edge of each end zone are the goal posts. These are used whenever a team decides to kick a field goal instead of going for a touchdown, or opt for an extra point after scoring said touchdown. Unlike international football (soccer), the ball needs to go over the bar in order to make a valid score.
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