(KLTV) - Beginning in 2018, the University Interscholastic League will start using instant replays for all a state football championship games.
According to UIL press release, the league will use the NCAA rules for instant replays with two exceptions. There will be no coaches' challenges. All reviews will be initiated by the replay officials. Additionally, targeting will not be called as a result of review. Targeting will only be called by the officials on the field. All reviews will take place in a replay booth, with a collegiate replay official reviewing plays.
"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," UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt said. "Instant replay will help ensure that the calls during the biggest games of the year are as correct as possible."
Replays will not be permitted during regular season games, or during playoff games prior to the state championship game.