Please review the following from OHSAA:
Every fall, Ohio weather brings attention to the Official NFHS Rule regarding Duration and Length of Games (Rule 7, pages 34-35 of the NFHS Rules Book). Article 3 of Rule 7 states: ...In the event a game must be suspended because of conditions which make it impossible to continue play, the head referee shall declare it an official game if one complete half or more of the game has been played. If less than one-half of the game has been played, the game may be rescheduled from the start or restarted from the suspension of play according to state association adoption. (18.1.1(ll))
Important Notes Regarding Rule 7.3: - Weather and lack of sufficient lighting are conditions that normally make it impossible to continue play. - ANY time a complete half is played and conditions make it impossible to continue play, the game is considered complete and the score is FINAL. FINAL. - Games that are unable to be completed and a complete half is played cannot be completed at a later date.
Games that are unable to be completed and a complete half has NOT been played, the game shall resume from the exact point of suspension.
Coaches/game personnel should make note of time on clock, position of ball, etc. The game is NOT replayed from the opening kickoff. This rule through the NFHS does not provide for 'State Adoptions', therefore, League or Conference Rules may NOT override this NFHS Rule.