Referee Has Jurisdiction. Goal.
A Goal is made by kicking the ball in any way, except by a punt, from the field of play over the cross-bar of the opponents' goal, or as provided in rules for conversion of touchdown. If the ball passes directly over one of the uprights it counts a goal.
NOTE - If the ball, after being kicked, strikes an opponent and then passes over the cross-bar, it still counts a goal.
Suggestion. - A ball kicked from the field of play in any way, except by a punt over the cross-bar of the opponents' goal, is a goal under the above rule. If the ball was lying free on the ground and any player on-side kicked it and it went across the goal bar it would be a goal.