This happened recently in a high school game I was watching and it appeared that the referees did not know exactly how to enforce it. While this happened in a high school game, I am curious about the enforcement at all levels of play.
- Team A kicks off to Team B to start the game
- On the final play of the first half, Team A scores a touchdown
- Team A attempts an extra point (PAT) with no time left in the half
- The extra point is good, however Team B commits a personal foul
- Team A elects to have the penalty enforced on the ensuing kickoff
This is where it is a little strange, Team A will never have an ensuing kickoff. Because Team A kicked off to start the game, they will receive to start the second half. Is the penalty still enforced on Team B's kickoff?
In the game I saw, the officials did not allow Team A to elect to enforce the penalty on the ensuing kickoff (after Team A actually already had elected it, and the referees had to discuss) and instead enforced a penalty of half the distance to the goal and had Team A retry the PAT. However, as I said, it did not appear that the officials knew what to do and may have enforced it incorrectly.