Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Bill Iezzi: Football Mercy

When Holy Cross took a 41-6 lead over Cinnaminson in the third period of Friday night's game, the official in the press box started a running clock. The Mercy rule kicked in because it was the second half and the Lancers had a 35-point lead.

Bill Iezzi: Football Mercy

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When Holy Cross took a 41-6 lead over Cinnaminson in the third period of Friday night's game, the official in the press box started a running clock. The Mercy rule kicked in because it was the second half and the Lancers had a 35-point lead.

The official explained that there were only four reasons to stop the clock once it started running: a penalty; an injury; a score or a called time out.

The score didn't change at the end and, mercifully, the game was over quicker.

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