9-7-2 Exception Diagram

9-7-2 EXCEPTION K may bat a scrimmage kick which is beyond the neutral zone toward his own goal line. This is legal action. If the bat occurred beyond the plane of the goal line, the ball was already dead, causing it to be a touchback, K may also bat a scrimmage kick in flight beyond the neutral zone toward his own goal line if no R player is in position to catch the ball.

9-7-2 EXCEPTION When the ball is beyond the neutral zone and no Team R player is in position to catch the ball, Team K players may only bat the kick backward (toward their own goal line). Batting the ball forward is a foul.