UIL approves instant replay for football state championships

AUSTIN, TEXAS (KWES) - Instant replay will be used at all UIL Football State Championship games beginning in 2018, UIL officials announced in a press release Thursday.

The UIL explained that in Texas, high school football follows NCAA rules, and each year exceptions to those rules are reviewed. The UIL says they will start to use the NCAA rules for instant replay with two exceptions. There will be no coaches' challenges. Instead, all rules will be initiated by the replay officials. Also, targeting will not be called as a result of a review.

"With all UIL State Championship football games at a single location, we have the technology and ability to utilize these powerful tools to make the state championships the best possible experience for coaches, players, officials, and fans," said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt.

At this time, the UIL says replay will not be permitted during regular season games, or playoff games leading up to the state championship.

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