Minnesota used instant replay for the 2017 state championships. New Jersey will use it on a limited basis in 2018. Thursday, Alabama approved the use of instant replay at all games. Now, when I say all games, I mean all games where schools have the equipment.
Last year, Alabama used instant replay for a couple of spring games. The Alabama High School Athletic Association then asked the National Federation of State High School Associations, which establishes rules for all states except Texas, for a waiver to use instant replay for up to three years. The NFHS doesn’t allow instant replay, but the exemption was granted.
The AHSAA will partner with a company that will sell the in-game instant replay system to schools at what it calls a minimal cost. That’s why I said, not all games will have instant replay, because it will depend on which schools buy the equipment. More than likely this means it will be at the upper classifications.