football play

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: play - (American football) a play by the offensive teamfootball play - (American football) a play by the offensive team
audible - a football play is changed orally after both teams have assumed their positions at the line of scrimmage
touchback - (American football) a play in which the opposing team has kicked the football into your end zone
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
play - a preset plan of action in team sports; "the coach drew up the plays for her team"
running, running game, running play, run - (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"
passing, passing game, passing play, pass - (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
power play - a play in which there is a concentration of players in one location on the field of play; "they used a power play to return the kickoff"
handoff - (American football) a play in which one player hands the ball to a teammate
tackle - (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground
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MERSEYRAIL has won the "Love Football Play Football" award at the annual Football Association awards, in acknowledgement of its work with Bootle Football Club to create teams for women and girls.
A great individual effort and a smart football play at the right time,'' Assabet coach Ken Stukonis said about the junior.
Highland High quietly entered Golden League football play, considered no better than a long-shot championship contender.
If a football play is 86'd the meaning is clear - the play has been canceled or killed.
8, 1999--Capping off a season that included a winning record for first-year head coach Mack Brown, a victory in the Cotton Bowl and the awarding of the Heisman Trophy to senior running back Ricky Williams, the University of Texas today has been honored with the 1998 "Compaq College Football Play of the Year" award, which recognizes the most outstanding play in college football.
His football play Studs was due to open at Chester's Gateway Theatre tonight.
A panel of nationwide journalists selected that specific play as the 1998 "Compaq College Football Play of the Year.
THE producers of football play 'One Night In Istanbul' are calling out to all Liverpool fans to help them in their hunt for five replica European cups.
The typical football play represents only 5-10 seconds of maximum effort.
It's just a football play," the lawyer told us, meaning that Ross doesn't have immediate plans for the land.
Since the other women's leagues have spring schedules, some WPFL members who simply can't get enough football play in those leagues as well.