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Football stats question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 1000questions, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. 1000questions

    1000questions New Member

    Hook-and-lateral play.
    Ball's at the 33-yard line, receiver catches it at the 25, laterals to the back at the 25, back runs for TD.
    Here's how I handled it (and, please, tell me if this is correct or not): Gave the receiver the catch for eight yards, the QB credit for an 8-yard completion; gave the back a 25-yard TD run. QB gets no credit for a TD pass.
  2. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    It's incorrect.
  3. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

  4. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    QB gets a completion, 33 yards and a TD.

    First receiver gets one reception for eight yards.

    The back gets 25 receiving yards and a TD, but no reception. (So yes, if it was his only catch of the game, the box reads Smalltown back 0-25.
  5. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Hank is right on.

    1000, you may want to download this. It's the NCAA statistician's manual. HS football uses almost all the same rules, and the stat-keeping rules don't change. It's probably more than you want to carry to a game, but if you ever need to look something up, it's good to have. And if you ever have a slow day (because those happen in the fall...) you can just read the thing.

    If, you know, you're a stats dork like I am.

  6. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    "Hook and Ladder"
  7. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    Oh boy.
  8. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    That never makes sense to me. The receiver's route is a hook. I get that. But what is the "ladder?" Is that what the guy who takes the lateral is doing? I've never heard of a "ladder" route.

    Hook-and-lateral is a much more accurate description.
  9. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    I always assumed someone heard lateral wrong and started calling it ladder.
  10. spnited

    spnited Active Member


    Hook and lateral.

    Receiver runs a hook route and LATERALS to trailer.

    apeman and Jake got it right.

    BillyT is a looser.
  11. 1000questions

    1000questions New Member

  12. 1000questions

    1000questions New Member

    Thanks for all your responses. I'll make the change to the stats from last week's game. And thanks for the link to the stats manual deskslave. I appreciate it.
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