Yes. Play is stopped the moment the defender crosses into the neutral zone.
Technically, this is called "encroachment." There is no "offsides" foul in high school football.
The difference is that offense is when your team has the ball and defense is when you want to get the ball or tackle but in your case your going to rip the flag of the other person.
It counts unless a penalty, say offsides, would negate it.
Offsides. Antonio London
Defensive offsides is when a defensive player crosses the line of scrimmage, the yard line on which the ball is placed before the play begins, when the quarterback snaps the ball. The defensive player is allowed to accidentally jump across the line of scrimmage as long as he gets back to the defensive side of the ball before the ball is snapped. Offsides is a five yard penalty and a replay of down.
No, not automatically. It is a 5-yard penalty. If the penalty moves the ball past the line to gain, then it is a first down.
Offsides is if the defensive player jumps across the line of scrimmage while the ball is snapped. False start is when an offensive lineman jumps or moves his hand after he gets set. Offsides = Defense False Start = Offense
They can decline the penalty, yes... but there would be no reason to decline it, because in high school this is a dead ball foul and the play is immediately blown dead.
When the defensive player moves over the line of scrimage and touches an offensive player before the ball is hiked. It's when a defensive player moves over the line of scrimage before the ball is snapped. If he touches an offensive player it's known as encroachment.
no, in fact they have a penalty for that
When a team crosses the line of scrimmage before the ball is snapped.A player from either team is in the neutrual zone.
On a kick off, if the ball goes out of bounds it's an illegal procedure, and it's a penalty. Note: Does not apply to punts.
If the 'kick' is intentional, it is an illegal kick penalty. If it is unintentional, it is a fumble.