HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: UIL to use instant replay for state title games

The UIL will use instant replay at all state championship football games starting in 2018, the organization announced Thursday.

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, the release states.

According to the release, targeting penalties will not be affected by reviews. 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.

Replay will not be permitted during regular season games, or during playoff games prior to the state championship, the release states.