Starting during the 2018 season, Alabama high school football will have replays for close calls, per AL.com.
The AHSAA Central Board approved the use of replays on Thursday, becoming the first state to institute the reviews for all high school games.
“The purpose of instant replay is to aid the officials in getting it right,” AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese said.
While the rule will go into effect during the 2018 season, it will not be mandatory. Larger schools and schools in wealthier areas of the state will most likely be the only ones able to afford the equipment necessary to have the replays.
Coaches will have the ability to challenge calls, but not penalties during games. Each coach will have two challenges per game.
The AHSAA has already tried having the replay system in two spring games in 2016.