A long break from play called halftime separates each half in football. During this time, play is suspended. The teams go into their respective locker rooms to strategize.
Football Halftime Show
PRO TIP: If you're watching on TV, there's usually a breakdown of each team's performance by sports analysts on major networks.
Football Second Half
So what happens when teams come back to the field after halftime? Who gets the ball? Well, do you remember the coin toss? The team that lost the opening coin toss gets their first choice of the following coin toss options at the start of the 2nd half.
- To kick or to receive
- Which goal to defend