Football Tries

Chapter 4.4

What happens after a touchdown is scored? An untimed scrimmage down called the try occurs where teams can earn additional points.


We've learned in past chapters about touchdowns and that they are worth six (6) points.

The Try

After a touchdown is successfully scored, an untimed scrimmage down called the try will take place. The purpose of the the try is for a team to score additional points either through:

We'll learn more about each of these next.

REMEMBER: No one actually calls it a try. This is the technical term used in the rulebooks. Everyone calls it either the the extra kick or the two-point conversion.

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