best way to defend one's own territory is
to advance into the other fellow's.
The same rule applies when a team is
pushed back into either corner of its terri¬
tory. In both cases, the end on the long
side of the field should keep a sharp look¬
out for a dash around the end.
When a team gets possession of the ball
in close proximity to its own goal line, it
is really on the defensive, as has been said
elsewhere. The ball must be booted from
behind its own goal line, more than likely.
Then it is that the full-back should exer¬
cise great judgment; and if the opposing
forwards are through the line and on him
before he can get in his kick, he should
allow a safety, and not give the other side
a touch-down. Better give up two points
than four or six.