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Question Number: 33698

High School 10/9/2019

RE: Varsity High School

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

Do PKs to determine the outcome after a game ends in a tie count toward a team's goals?

Only reason I ask is the scoreboard operator was ticking each goal during the kicks. I know in IFAB matches they don't, as the game is officially a draw, but I don't remember if they do in NFHS rules. Hockey only adds 1 goal to the winner of the penalty shots regardless of the goals scored in the sequence.

Answer provided by Referee Joe Manjone

The NFHS Rules Book contains a recommended tie breaking procedure.

The NFHS recommended rule requires that one goal be added to the winning team score and that a notation indicating that a tie breaker system was used may be added.

Since this is a recommended rule and it is a state high school association decision on the tie-breaking procedure that is adopted, I checked with the Illinois High School Association to make certain that this NFHS rule recommendation is adopted in Illinois, and it is.

The scoreboard operator may have been adding the successful goals to let spectators know the tie-breaking status, but all the successful kick goals would not be added at the end - only one goal for the winning team is to be added.

I hope that you have a successful remainder of the season and get to work a boys' championship game in November.

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