Thursday, August 22, 2019






Instant Replay has Four Challenges in First Round of State Playoffs with No Calls Overturned

MONTGOMERY – Challenges each in the Florence-Thompson, Trinity Presbyterian at Handley and Boaz-East Limestone games last week resulted in no overturned calls as the AHSAA’s DVSport Instant Replay was used in the state playoffs for the first time in AHSAA history.
    Both challenges in the Florence-Thompson game were concerning fourth-down spots for first downs with the calls on the field being upheld. Total time for each review was 1:05 and 1:12, respectively. Boaz attempted to challenge an ineligible player downfield, but that is not an eligible challenge. East Limestone challenged a catch that stood as called on the field. The official reported that the instant replay didn’t provide an adequate review of the play. And Trinity challenge a pass that was called complete. Upon review, the call on the field was upheld.
     There were no challenges in four other games using Instant Replay.
    On the season there has been Instant Replay in 88 games with 88 different schools taking part in 181 opportunities. A total of 71 challenges have been made with 18 calls overturned – a percentage of 25.4%.
      Eight games will be utilizing Instant Replay this week with seven schools taking part for the first time this season: Mortimer Jordan, Jacksonville and Pike County - bringing the total to 91 on the year.
     This week’s playoff games, with classification of each school, utilizing Instant Replay include:



  • 6A: Decatur at Oxford
  • 5A: East Limestone vs. Mortimer Jordan, Clay-Chalkville HS Stadium
  • 7A: Hewitt-Trussville at Thompson, Alabaster
  • 4A: Jacksonville at Good Hope
  • 7A: Lee-Montgomery at Auburn
  • 7A: McGill-Toolen Catholic at Central, Phenix City
  • 3A: Pike County at Thomasville

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