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Football scoring question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Pilot, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    In the "scoring plays" section of your box score, i.e. 1:37 — Smith 2-yard run. (Jones kick.)

    How do you write up a hook-and-ladder play?
  2. OJ1414

    OJ1414 Member

    Not sure if this is right but this is what the ESPN.com box score has on the play from Boise State-OU a couple years ago:

    The play-by-play described it like this (The play started at the 50):

    Edit: This appears to be right. The box score from the Utah-Pittsburgh Fiesta Bowl in 2005 where there was a similar play also records only the second part of the play.
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    And ...

    James gets one reception for 15 receiving yards.
    Rabb gets 0 reception for 35 receiving yards.
  4. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Hey, thanks team.
  5. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    I had two of those last night. None for a TD, but I had to explain it when I was going over the end-of-game stats, which is why a guy had 1 22-yard catch, but 1 catch for 39 receiving yards.
  6. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    The way I was told many years ago to do it in the scoring summary:

    Jones 15 run with lateral after Smith 25 pass from Brown (Johnson kick)

    The explanation was each guy gets credit for the yards he gained while the total distance of the play can be easily figured by a reader with fourth-grade math skills
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Hook-and-lateral, NOT hook-and-ladder ... a hook and ladder is a fire truck.
  8. editorhoo

    editorhoo Member

  9. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    thank you
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