What is a Quarter in Football?
A quarter in Football is the unit of time measurement for the game. The game of Football is played in four quarters, each with a 15 minute game clock. At the end of the game clock for a quarter, the next quarter begins. The names of the quarters are the 1st quarter, the 2nd quarter, the 3rd quarter, and the 4th quarter. The first two quarters are called the first half and the last two quarters are called the second half. After the 2nd quarter, there is a break in play called halftime where the teams leave the field and go to the locker room to rest and plan for the next half. After the 4th quarter, the game is over unless there is a tie in which an additional quarter is played called overtime. When the game clock reaches two minutes remaining in the 2nd and 4th quarters, there is a stoppage of play called the two minute warning to notify both teams of the time remaining in the half.