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Brethren High School Football

Offensive Playbook
The mission of the Brethren Offensive Unit is to olscore
points with every possession of the ball!

Commit to Improve!
Alvin D. Rischel, Head Football Coach
Brethren High School
4400 North High Bridge Road
Brethren, MI
(231) 477-5355

Deceptive Full House T


Overview
The Brethren High School Offensive system is a hybrid adaptation of the Deceptive Full House T,
made famous in the state of Michigan by Belding High School from 1989 - 1998. This offense is a
run oriented attack designed to score points while at the same time controlling the ball, field
position, and tempo of the game. The core of this offense relies on deception, balance, and angle
blocking to gain an advantage over the defense.

Why the Deceptive T?

I know it and Ive coached it. I have had success with it therefore I have faith in it.
It can be justified through history and statistics.
It fits all types of personnel and does not rely on exceptionally bog or strong linemen.
It creates great conflict for the opposing defense.
Defensive pursuit can be slowed with the use of deception and mis-direction.
Pass plays generally result in big gains due to the success of the running game.
It generally results in a low turnover ratio.
It is not subject to Northern Michigan cold weather.
It gives your offense and team an identity and an attitude.

Six Commandments of the Deceptive Full House T Offense


1.) Backfield fakes must be carried out to the EXTREME! A minimum of 20 yards.
2.) Blocking must be maintained from the snap of the ball through the echo of the whistle.
3.) You must be fundamentally sound. Consistency is crucial.
4.) You must understand and be able to apply the blocking rules against every defensive
front that you face.
5.) All downfield blocking must be physical.
6.) Coaches must teach repetition and players must accept it.

Expectations of our Offense

Score. We expect to score on every possession


Control the time of possession. We want to have the ball for more than half of the game.
Gain a minimum of 150 rushing yards each game.
Execute at least play passing play of over 25 yards each game.
Limit third down & long situations and convert the majority of the ones we do face.
Avoid mental mistakes, missed assignments, penalties, and turnovers.

Terminology
Mid-Line

Imaginary line that splits the Center and separates the Front-Side from
the Back-Side.

Front-Side

The side of Mid-Line where the offense attacks the defense by


attempting to advance the ball.

Back-Side

The side of Mid-Line opposite of the Front-Side.

First Level

Defensive Line

Second Level

Line Backers

Third Level

Secondary

Ugly Shirt

Any jersey that is not the same color as ours.

The Huddle

RTE

RH

FB

LH

LE

RT

RG

LG

LT

QB
Eight Yards

The Center calls the huddle.


All eyes are on the Quarterback.
The Quarterback is the only player who speaks in the huddle.
The play will be called twice. After the first call, the Center will break the huddle. After
the second call, all remaining players break and sprint to position.

Formations
TANK

(Base Formation)

Alignment

The Center places his hand on the ball.


Both Guards align so that their helmet is even with the Centers belt buckle.
The Tackles and Ends align so that their down hand is even with that of the Guards.

Note: This will ensue that the offensive line is aligned properly and legal for every play.

The Full Back aligns directly behind the Quarterback with his heels exactly 3 yards
from the ball.
Each Half Back will align so that his heels are even with the Full Backs heels.
The Full Back will extend both arms so that each Half Back can extend his arms towards
the Full Back and touch fingers with him. This will allow for proper spacing. Neither the
Full Back nor either Half Back should have to lean in order to touch fingers.

Gaps & Spacing

Mid-Line

C
12

B
6

A
6

A
6

B
6

Other Formations
WING
Left

Right

C
12

WING NASTY
Left

ACE

SPREAD

Right

Backfield Motion

Rocket
Note: We will only use backfield motion when we believe that it gives us a clear advantage
over our opponent and after we are confident that our team has mastered the basics of our
offense and is capable of executing the motion

Play Calling

First Signal
Second Signal
Third Signal
Fourth Signal

Formation
Back Field Motion (If applicable)
Action of Play
Direction of Play (Right or Left)

Example:
ACE JET SPEED SWEEP RIGHT

Numbering the Defensive Formations


Vs. Odd Front

Vs. Even Front

Deception Series

Overview
This is the staple of our offense and is what we will pride ourselves in
perfecting! This series is based on misdirection and the action of the full back
attacking the mid-line. It forces our opponent to defend from the inside-out and
to account for all four backs on every play. Ball faking is the heartbeat of this
series.

Always Rules For Deception


1. The Full Back Always owns and attacks the Mid-Line. No one other
than the Full Back may step on the Mid-Line.
2. We will Always double team the defender aligned on or immediately
inside the point of attack.
3. The Back-Side Guard Always pulls to and leads through the point
of attack.

TRAP

Position

Front-Side

Back-Side

Center

Man-On, First Man-Away

Guard

Double team with Center vs.


odd front. Apply stack rules
vs. even front.

Trap block first man outside the


Center on the Front-Side.

Tackle

Evasive Maneuver

Replace Back-Side Guard and


begin climbing to Second Level.

End

Evasive Maneuver

Train Tracks to middle third of


secondary.

Half Back

Kick out the Front-Side DE.

Fake Blast action

Full Back

Ball Carrier. Read block of pulling Guard.

Quarterback

Reverse pivot and mesh with Full Back. Then fake Blast and Keep.

BLAST

Position

Front-Side

Back-Side

Center

Man-On, First Man-Away

Guard

Block 1st man outside Center


Vs. odd front. Stack vs. even

Pull to Front-Side and lead


through the point of attack
located outside block of Tackle.

Tackle

Block 2nd man outside Center


vs. odd. Stack vs. even.

Replace Back-Side Guard and


begin climbing to Second Level.

End

Double team with Front-Side


Tackle vs. odd. Stack vs. even.

Train Tracks to middle third of


secondary.

Half Back

Kick out the Front-Side DE.

Ball carrier. Follow pulling


Guard through point of attack.

Full Back

Fake Trap

Quarterback

Reverse pivot and fake Trap. Then mesh with Half Back and fake
Keep.

KEEP

Position

Front-Side

Back-Side

Center

Man-On, First Man-Away

Guard

Block 1st man outside Center


Vs. odd front. Stack vs. even.

Pull to Front-Side and lead


through the point of attack
located at outside edge.

Tackle

Block 2nd man outside Center


vs. odd. Stack vs. even.

Replace Back-Side Guard and


begin climbing to Second Level.

End

Double team with Front-Side


Tackle vs. odd. Stack vs. even.

Train Tracks to middle third of


secondary.

Half Back

Seal the 4th man outside Center

Fake Blast

Full Back

Fake Trap

Quarterback

Ball carrier. Reverse pivot and fake Trap. Then fake Blast and follow
the pulling Guard and attack the outside edge.

COUNTER

Position

Front-Side

Back-Side

Center

Man-On, First Man-Away

Guard

Block 1st man outside Center


Vs. odd front. Stack vs. even.

Pull to Front-Side and lead


through the point of attack
located at outside edge.

Tackle

Block 2nd man outside Center


vs. odd. Stack vs. even.

Replace Back-Side Guard and


begin climbing to Second Level.

End

Double team with Front-Side


Tackle vs. odd. Stack vs. even.

Train Tracks to middle third of


secondary.

Half Back

Fake Blast to Back-Side

Ball Carrier. Counter step then


Follow pulling Guard.

Full Back

Fake Trap

Quarterback

Open to Front-Side and fake Trap. Then fake Blast with Front-Side
Half Back, then mesh with Back-Side Half Back and fake Keep to
Back-Side.

KEEP PASS

Position

Front-Side

Back-Side

Center

Man-On, First Man-Away

Guard

Block 1st man outside Center


Vs. odd front. Stack vs. even

Pull to Front-Side and lead


to edge. Do not allow any
Ugly Color to cross your face.

Tackle

Block 2nd man outside Center


vs. odd. Stack vs. even.

Step and cup. Seal Back-Side.

End

Arrow Route

Step and cup. Seal Back-Side

Half Back

Flag Route

Fake Blast

Full Back

Fake Trap and then replace Back-Side Guard and seal.

Quarterback

Reverse pivot and fake Trap. Then fake Blast and attack outside
Edge of Front-Side, looking to pass downfield.

WAGGLE

Position

Front-Side

Back-Side

Center

Man-On, First Man-Away

Guard

Block 1st man outside Center


Vs. odd front. Stack vs. even

Pull to Front-Side and lead


to edge. Do not allow any
Ugly Color to cross your face.

Tackle

Block 2nd man outside Center

Step and cup. Seal Back-Side.

End

Flag Route

Drag Route

Half Back

Fake Blast to Back-Side

Post Route

Full Back

Fake Trap then release to flats if possible

Quarterback

Open to Front-Side pivot and fake Trap. Then fake Blast with BackSide Half Back. After faking, attack Front-Side edge. Look to run first
and pass downfield only when running is not an option.

The Deception Series is the backbone of


our offensive system and must be mastered
before moving on.
Remember
A great offense is not defined by the
number of plays that it runs, but rather by
how well it executes the ones that it has.

Do a few things, but do them well.