Scoring In Football
There are lots of ways to score points in football. Scoring in football can happen with:
All scoring happens in the end zones and each team gets one to defend.
A touchdown is worth six points. A team must carry or catch the ball in the opposing team's end zone while staying inbounds.
The try is an untimed down to score additional points only after a touchdown is scored.
REMEMBER: No on calls the extra point or two point conversion the try. They call it the extra point or two point conversion!
On the extra point a kicker kicks the ball in the opposing team's goal post. Extra points are worth one additional point.
Two Point Conversions
On the conversion a team must carry or catch the ball in the opposing team's end zone while staying inbounds. Conversions are like touchdowns but they only happen after touchdowns are scored. Conversions are worth two additional points.
Field goals happen when a kicker, a player on the special teams, kicks the ball through the goal post in the opposing team's end zone. Field goals are worth three points.
Safeties happen when the offense makes a mistake in their own end zone with the ball. A safety is worth two points for the opposing team.
REMEMBER: Safeties are the only way the team on defense can score points without having the ball.
Here are some glossary terms related to football scoring: