To form a wedge on the left end, at the given signal le comes up into the line, and rt, re, lh, and rh rush on instantly and form the wedge directly behind him, while FB moves over to a position about two yards in the rear of re, as shown in the large cut. C allows rt just sufficient time to reach the left end, by which time the wedge will be perfectly formed if the men are properly drilled, and then snaps the ball as soon as possible. As qb receives it he springs toward fb, passing him the ball as he does so, avoiding all possibility of being caught by the opposing lt. Fb plunges forward at the same moment, receiving the ball at x (see cut A), and at the same time shouts " Now !" as he rushes in behind the wedge. At that same instant the whole wedge dashes forward on a slight angle to the left, le jumps into the opposing rt, or the extra man in the line, while qb attaches himself to the rear of re as the wedge rushes forward (see cut B). Fb must succeed in getting well in between rh and re, while all rush forward with utmost force, lh and rt holding firmly together.

Wedge on the end of the line.

Note.1 Rh may leave the wedge to take the opposing re if he attempts to break in from the side.

Note.' In case the opposing side sends the backs up into the line to mass against the wedge and block it, fb may kick the ball down the field instead of rushing it, qb protecting him from the opposing lt as he does so. While not an especially strong position from which to kick, a short quick kick just over the heads of the opposing back will serve every purpose, as on all future similar formations it will compel the opposing side to retain at least one man well behind the line as a protection.