UIL to Begin Using Instant Replay at Football State Championship Games
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced they will use instant replay at all UIL Football State Championship games beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.
The UIL plays football by NCAA rules, and each year the UIL reviews exceptions to the rules through a rules committee. UIL will use the NCAA rules for instant replay with two exceptions:
- There will be no coaches’ challenges. All reviews will be initiated by the replay officials
- Targeting will not be called as a result of a 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. Replays will not be allowed during regular season games or playoff games.