Center blocks opponent to left. Left Guard goes through immediately and blocks any of the opposing backs possible. Right Guard blocks opponent to left. Left Tackle goes through and cuts off reinforcements. Right Tackle protects kicker and blocks to the left. Left End comes around rapidly to secure ball if blocked or to tackle runner if opponent secures the ball. Right End blocks opposing tackle or half back. Quarter Back, after kicking ball, should secure it if possible or assist any of his own men who do. Left Half Back and Full Back should stay on side until kick is made and the one in the best position should secure it, the other one interfering. Right Half Back should go directly forward and block any opponent who attempts to get the ball.

Tackle back   the same formation can be used on left side. Right half must be outside right end. Photo by Lyndon

Tackle-back - the same formation can be used on left side. Right half must be outside right end. Photo by Lyndon.

Tackle Back Formation   Tackle Straight Ahead.

Tackle Back Formation - Tackle Straight Ahead.

This is a quick, line-driving play. Center blocks opponent to left.

Left Guard breaks through and cuts off reinforcements. Right Guard blocks opponent to left. Left Tackle carries the ball, going low and hard. Right Tackle blocks opposing guard in. Left End comes around and assists the runner on left hip. Right End blocks opposing tackle out. Quarter Back assists the tackle by carrying him forward and holding him up. Left Half Back pushes from the rear. Right Half Back assists in blocking opposing tackle out. Full Back assists the runner on the right hip.

Tackle Back Formation   Left Half Back Cross Bucks utside Right End.

Tackle Back Formation - Left Half Back Cross-Bucks utside Right End.

This play should be a quick running play.

Center blocks opponent to left.

Left Guard goes through, cuts off reinforcements and joins the runner.

Right Guard blocks opponent to left.

Left Tackle follows right half in the interference, blocking to the left.

Right Tackle blocks opposing guard in.

Left End follows runner and assists him in any way possible.

Right End boxes opposing tackle.

Quarter Back passes ball to the runner on the run and follows left tackle in the interference.

Left Half Back is the runner.

Right Half Back assists in blocking opposing tackle, if necessary; if not, takes opposing half.

Full Back blocks opposing end out.

Tackle Back Formation   Full Back Mass on Tackle.

Tackle Back Formation - Full Back Mass on Tackle.

This is in the nature of a revolving mass play.

Center blocks the opponent to the left.

Left Guard goes through and assists the runner.

Right Guard blocks to the left.

Left Tackle blocks opposing end out.

Right Tackle blocks opposing guard to left.

Left End follows and assists from behind.

Right End blocks opposing tackle.

Quarter Back assists in carrying the runner forward.

Left Half Back assists the runner on the right hip.

Right Half Back blocks opposing tackle or half back, whichever is needed.

Full Back carries the ball.

Tackle Back Formation   Full Back Buck Over Left Guard.

Tackle Back Formation - Full Back Buck Over Left Guard.

This play to he used if opposing linemen are shifting to the right.

Center blocks to the right. Left Guard blocks opposing guard to the right. Right Guard blocks opposing guard out. Left Tackle assists runner on left hip. Right Tackle breaks through, cuts off reinforcements, and and assists the runner. Left End blocks opposing tackle out. Right End follows around and pushes the runner. Quarter Back assists the runner by holding him up and carrying him forward. Left Half Back assists left end in blocking opposing tackle out. Right Half Back pushes in the rear. Full Back carries the ball over the left guard position.

Tackle Back Formation   Tackle Cross Buck.

Tackle Back Formation - Tackle Cross-Buck.