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    The Extra Point

    I know in High School, kicking an extra point is not as easy as in college or the pros, but does anyone feel as if there should be a rule change? If it were up to me, I would eliminate the kick and have a team attempt a "2 point conversion" from the 2 yard line but only count for 1 point. A team could still go for 2 points but the yard marker would be pushed back further. Anyone have thoughts?
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    I'm not sure I understand why you feel the extra point should be eliminated. Teams score touchdowns all the time too...lets make that harder while we are at it.

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    I was just thinking the same thing? Why do you feel it necessary to take the extra point away?

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    I just do not like bringing out a whole new personnel of players to attempt for 1 point. I'd prefer to leave the offense on the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THS2011 View Post
    I just do not like bringing out a whole new personnel of players to attempt for 1 point. I'd prefer to leave the offense on the field.
    Then we should do away with punts too...why change personnel when you are just giving the ball away? And situational substitutions, like speed packages, heavy packages, etc. And what about field goals....most teamI'm not sure why changing a few people is such a bad thing for extra points, but yet not bad for other plays or situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    Then we should do away with punts too...why change personnel when you are just giving the ball away? And situational substitutions, like speed packages, heavy packages, etc. And what about field goals....most teamI'm not sure why changing a few people is such a bad thing for extra points, but yet not bad for other plays or situations.
    Punting is VERY different from kicking an extra point. That's not even comparable

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    Quote Originally Posted by THS2011 View Post
    Punting is VERY different from kicking an extra point. That's not even comparable
    So because you are attempting a point, mass substitutions are a problem in the case of an extra point. I'm still not seeing why new personnel is such as issue on an extra point. What about new personnel bothers you?? Does it bother you when teams put in a heavy package on the goal line?? Just trying to understand the thought process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    So because you are attempting a point, mass substitutions are a problem in the case of an extra point. I'm still not seeing why new personnel is such as issue on an extra point. What about new personnel bothers you?? Does it bother you when teams put in a heavy package on the goal line?? Just trying to understand the thought process.
    My thought process is: after a touchdown, the offense stays on the field and attempts the point after, rather than the kicking team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THS2011 View Post
    Punting is VERY different from kicking an extra point. That's not even comparable
    I agree. Apples/oranges.

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    The NFL was smart in that the extra point was the equivalent of a 6" putt so they made it a little more of a question mark. High school is a bit more of a coin flip, but the counter to that is that scoring a two point conversion is easier at the high school level.

    I like the thought process, @THS2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THS2011 View Post
    I just do not like bringing out a whole new personnel of players to attempt for 1 point. I'd prefer to leave the offense on the field.
    For a number of schools, that whole new personnel that comes out is the only time those kids get into a game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    For a number of schools, that whole new personnel that comes out is the only time those kids get into a game.
    Kickoff and Field goals.

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    Kickers have to start somewhere to make it to college and the pros. Doing away with it in high school makes no sense IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THS2011 View Post
    My thought process is: after a touchdown, the offense stays on the field and attempts the point after, rather than the kicking team.
    I guess I'm just dense. I just don't see how the changing of personnel on an extra point negatively affects the game or how getting rid of the kick makes it better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THS2011 View Post
    Kickoff and Field goals.
    Understood. However, I don't understand the desire to make this change.

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