After the wedge has been formed on the end, as shown in the preceding diagram, there may be some delay in snapping the ball, and the opposing lt, or in case of an inexperienced team, both lt and le run around in order to mass against the wedge when it advances.


Play around the opposite end from the wedge on the end.

In that case the following modification may be made. Before the ball is snapped the captain, seeing that the opposing lt has run around, gives some key word which all understand as a signal to indicate that the play is to be changed to one around the opposite end.

Qb makes the pass as shown in diagram forty-five, but passes to re instead of fb, and then instantly turns and precedes re around the right end.

Fb and re dash toward the right as the ball is passed, fb preceding and blocking the opposing le.

Rg attempts to lift his opponent back and force him in toward the center as far as possible.

As re starts forward in the line indicated, lg breaks away from his man as shown in diagram eight, and preceding re, dashes into the lg on the opposing side in case he succeeds in getting around rg, while rt jumps in and takes the man whom lg has left exposed. RH follows directly in the rear of re to prevent him from being taken from behind, while lh and le block the extra men in the line.

Note. This maneuver will prevent the opposing team thereafter from drawing all their men from the opposite end to mass in front of the wedge.