The following pictures and diagrams are used to illustrate just how to execute the various plays given. The pictures show the formations and the exact positions each individual should assume. By consulting this the player can tell just where to line up in his proper place; the men are lettered so each player can tell just where he should be. The diagrams following each illustration show how to execute the different plays from that same formation. The positions of the men in the diagrams are lettered just like the men lined up in the formation. The plays given are for one side of the line only - they can all be worked on the opposite side just as well. The diagrams show just where each man should go in each play, and the reading under the diagram tells him just what he should do. An explanation of the diagram is as follows:

The square always represents the center. The other men are represented by circles. The solid black circle is the player to carry the ball. A solid double line shows the course the runner should go. A single solid line is the direction of the men in the interference who are ahead of the runner. A single dotted line is the path that should be followed by the men who are to help the runner from the side or from behind. A double dotted line represents the ball as passed by a toss. A single solid line from one player to another means that the ball is passed by being handed.

Photographs Of Formations And Diagrams Of Plays 60Photographs Of Formations And Diagrams Of Plays 61Regular Formation   Full Back Plunge Through Center.

Regular Formation - Full Back Plunge Through Center.

This is the quick mass play on right of center. Center blocks opposing center to left. Left Guard helps throw opposing center to left. Right Guard blocks opposing guard out to right. Left Tackle breaks through and cuts off opposing half back and assists runner. Right Tackle assists in throwing opposing left guard out. Left End comes around quickly and pushes from behind. Right End blocks opposing tackle out and goes through and assists the runner. Quarter Back passes ball to full back, then helps hold him up and carry him forward. Left Half Back assists runner on the left hip. Right Half Back assists runner on right hip. Full Back takes ball and goes in low and hard to keep feet as long as possible.

Regular Formation   Right Half Back Straight Ahead Through Right Tackle.

Regular Formation - Right Half Back Straight Ahead Through Right Tackle.

This is a quick opening play and should strike almost at the position occupied by offensive right tackle. Center blocks his man to the left.

Left Guard assists in throwing opposing center to the left. Right Guard blocks opposing left guard to the left. Left Tackle breaks through behind opposing line, cuts off full back and assists runner. Right Tackle assists in blocking opposing left guard to the left. Left End comes around and assists runner from behind. Right End blocks opposing tackle out. Quarter Back helps hold the runner up and carries him forward. Left Half Back assists the runner on the left hip. Right Half Back receives the ball from the quarter by a toss and plunges low into the line. Full Back assists the runner on right hip.

Regular Formation   Full Back Mass on Right Tackle.

Regular Formation - Full Back Mass on Right Tackle.

This play is in the nature of a revolving mass on tackle.

Center blocks opponent to left.

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

Right Guard blocks opponent to left.

Left Tackle comes around quickly and assists the full back on the left hip.

Right Tackle assists in blocking opposing guard to left.

Left End follows around and pushes from the rear.

Right End blocks opposing tackle out.

Quarter Back helps carry the runner from the inside.

Left Half Back assists the runner on the right hip.

Right Half Back goes ahead of the runner and assists the right end in blocking the right tackle out.

Full Back carries the ball.

Regular Formation   Left Half Back Cross Buck Outside of Right Tackle.

Regular Formation - Left Half Back Cross Buck Outside of Right Tackle.

This is in the nature of a quick driving play directly over the position occupied by the defensive right end.

Center blocks opponent to left.

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

Right Guard blocks the opponent to left.

Left Tackle comes around and assists the runner by his interference.

Right Tackle blocks opposing guard and assists in checking opposing tackle.

Left End comes around quickly, watching for a fumble and carries runner forward when tackled.

Right End boxes opposing tackle.

Quarter Back passes ball to left half on the run, keeping ahead of him for interference.

Left Half Back is the runner.

Right Half Back goes forward quickly and blocks opposing back in toward tackle.

Full Back blocks opposing end out.

Regular Formation   Left Tackle Around Through Right Tackle.

Regular Formation - Left Tackle Around Through Right Tackle.

This play should not be attempted on a wet field. Center blocks opponent to left. Left Guard goes through, cuts off reinforcements. Right Guard blocks opponent to left. Left Tackle leaves position quickly, swings close around quarter, who hands him the ball, and strikes the opening between tackle and his own right end. Right Tackle blocks opposing guard in. Left End follows and assists the tackle from the rear. Right End blocks opposing tackle out. Quarter Back assists the runner on the left side, keeping him on his feet and carrying him forward. Left Half Back pushes from behind. Right Half Back goes ahead of the runner and assists right end in blocking opposing tackle. Full Back assists the runner on right hip.

Regular Formation   Quarter Back Kick.

Regular Formation - Quarter Back Kick.

This play should not be used when the ball is likely to be kicked out of bounds or when opposing ends are playing very wide.