Lawrence Rec Spring Flag Football: Welcome

Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Sun 5/20 Football-Flag Junk Yard Dawgz: 33 - Vipers: 0 8:00 AM O'Connell Park # 1
Sun 5/20 Football-Flag Wolves: 0 - Playmakers: 34 8:00 AM O'Connell Park # 2
Sun 5/20 Football-Flag Glory Boyz: 6 - Reapers: 13 9:15 AM O'Connell Park # 2
Sun 5/20 Football-Flag Hard Nine: 0 - Alliance: 18 9:15 AM O'Connell Park # 1
Sun 5/20 Football-Flag F.O.E.: 0 - Sneaker Oven: 7 10:30 AM O'Connell Park # 2
Sunday, May 6

Rosters are now due.


Schedule has been updated please check your schedules and let your team know.


F.O.E. is no longer in the league if you have a game against them you will get a bye and a win.


All 10:30am games will be moved to 8:00am or 9:15am.




Rule: The use of a league supplied bean bag to mark the ball for all of scrimmage plays.


Rationale: Many centers requested that they be able to carry the ball into their huddle.  This technique is helpful especially during wet conditions.


Mechanics: Prior to each game, teams will be given a league supplied bean bag.  Center will insert the bean bag into wasit band.  After the completion of a play, the ball wil be replayed to the center.  The center will look at the wing officials for the proper location for the next snap.  Center will then drop the bag and carry the ball back into the huddle if he so desires.  Otherwise the ball will remain on the ground marking the position of the next snap.


Issues: Any intentional re-positioning of the bean bag by the defense will result in a UC dead ball penalty.


Mechanic: Re-positioning of game officials


Rationale: As requested by the teams, officials will be repositioned on a trial basis for the 2018 Spring League.  The referee will be positioned in the offensive backfield; Referee will also be responsible for the game clock.  The other two officials will be positioned on the LOS.  One official will oversee the Down Marker, while the other will be responsible for the timing of the game.  


Issues: Because of this new mechanic, officials will not be responsible for chasing down the game ball following a long down field play.  Teams will be responsible for chasing down their own ball or having a secondary ball ready to be put into play.  The play clock will begin once the play has been declared dead.  They wil then have 40 seconds to snap the ball.  Allowing 40 seconds to retrieve the ball and put it back into play should be about the same time as the 30 second rule used in prior seasons.  


Rule There will be only two kick-offs per game.  One to start the game, and one to start the second half.  After each score, the ball will be placed on the 15-yard line and teams will begin their series with a first and five. 


Rationale:  Restricting kick-offs was implemented for the following reasons:


  • Safety Concerns
  • To speed up the game
  • To allow more playing time 
Issues:  Other kick-offs will be allowed if the team behind in the score wishes to attempt an on-side kick.  However, teams must meet the on-side kick criteria.  Please reference league playing rules. 




Stadium is booked during playoff's, all playoff games will be played at the South Common.


League will start on Sunday April 22, 2018.



ON NOTICE: It has been bought to my attention that teams are going to the other team sideline and talking trash and other gestures  such as flexing. I have instructed the officials if they see this type of behavior the team is to be assessed a major penalty (team warning) the second time any player caught will be ejected and serve a one game suspension the third time team will forfeit game. You have been warned.

 Note: All teams should pick up their water bottles,litter and dispose of them in the trash barrels (you bring it in you take it out). We have other leagues coming in after us.

ON NOTICE: Taunting will not be tolerated. Appropriate celebration after a score or significant play is acceptable, however, if told by an official that it is considered taunting, player(s) will immediately be ejected from the game and a 10 yd. penalty will be assessed. I have instructed the officials to enforce this rule.

Final written rosters including names and jersey numbers must be submitted to league before 3rd game. Rosters are frozen after the 4th  game. ROSTER LIMIT IS 24.

  • Use of non-roster players will be a forfeit.
  • All players must be at least 18 yrs. of age. Underage players will be a forfeit.
  • All teams must have numbered jerseys.(MANDATORY)
  • If player or players do not have a team jersey on game day they will not be allowed to play.
  • All players on the same team must wear the same color flag
  • No pockets or belt loop on pants
  • No caps with extended bills.


Football: The over time has changed. After a coin toss one team will choose offense or defense. This will alternate throughout the over time. There is a maximum of four over times. The over time will be played like a PAT a team can choose to go for one (5yd. line) or two (10 yd. line). After the second overtime a team must go for two. All NCAA rules pertaining to over time will be used. Whichever team scores the most point at the end of the over time series is declared the winner.

PLEASE READ: League play begins on Sunday April 22, 2018. To read schedule click on Schedules on the menu to the left. To view only your team's schedule, click on Teams, then Schedules, or click on your team's name at the bottom of the League Schedule. The entire schedule is also posted in the Calendar

• If any official witnesses any punches, kicks or other behavior considered to be fighting or unsportsmanlike, the teams(s) will be penalized 10 yds. per player and player (s) will immediately be ejected from game or league if severity calls for it. (see next rule for penalty)

• Fighting will not be tolerated. If one player from your team is involved in a fight he will be ejected from the game and serve a 3 game suspension on the next scheduled games or be ejected from league if severity calls for it. If two or more players get into a shoving /wrestling match, THE ENTIRE TEAM will be ejected and suspended for the rest of the season and all monies are forfeited.

• Any intent to injure called by an official, will result in a league suspension to be served for 1 calendar year.

Flag versus ball: Gentlemen, it's not where the flag is pulled; it's where the ball is at when the flag pulled.

If a flag falls off a ball carrier during the play, the player must be touched to end the play. If a player catches the ball with no flags, the play is dead.


2017 Spring Flag Football Undefeated Champs - The Reapers