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Proposal Calls For Mercy Rule In High School Football

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(KCEN) -- A group will meet in Austin on Tuesday to talk about potentially adding a mercy rule to high school football in Texas.

The University Interscholastic League will meet to discuss a set of new set of proposals, one including a mercy rule for 11-man football. 

The University Interscholastic League already has a mercy rule for six-man football, but not one for 11-man football. This mercy rule exists when one team gets ahead by 45 points by halftime or later. When those 45 points are reached, the game then ends. 
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