16 terms

Football Basics

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Defense
The team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
Possession
The act of controlling the ball
Offense
The team that has the ball
Blitz
Defensive players trying to break through
Huddle
A quick private conference
Incomplete
Not finished
Ineligible
Not able to; not eligible
Lateral
A pass to the receiver upfield from the passer
Interference
Blocking a players path with your body
Punt
A kick in which the football is dropped from the hands before it touches the ground
Reception
The act of catching a pass in football
Referee
The chief official who is expected to ensure fair play
Secondary
The defensive football players who line up behind the lineman
Strip
Take away possession from someone
Tackle
Seize and throw down an opponent player; who usually carries the ball
Champion
Someone who has won first place in a competition