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One Call Reversed in 7 Challenges at Contests Using Instant Replay Last Week

    MONTGOMERY – Seven calls were challenged with one call being reversed during last week’s seven high school football games utilizing DVSport Instant Replay, said AHSAA Director of Officials Mark Jones. For the season, 20 challenges have been issued with four calls on the field overturned after video evaluation.
    Out of seven games this week, five games had challenges.  The reversed play came at the Wetumpka vs. Opelika game,” said AHSAA Director of Officials Mark Jones. “Opelika challenged a play where the Wetumpka quarterback being ruled down prior to fumbling. Upon review, video showed he fumbled and the ball was recovered by Opelika.”
     Jones said that later in the same game, Wetumpka challenged a play ruled a successful pass reception, and that play stood as called on the field.
     Five other challenges last week stood as originally determined by the officials.
     Charles Henderson at Oxford: Charles Henderson challenged a player fumbling prior to being down.
      New Smyrna (FL) at Gulf Shores: Gulf Shores, using Instant Replay for the first time, challenged if a catch called on the field had been made.
      Prattville at Central-Phenix City: Prattville also challenged a catch made.
     Lee-Montgomery at Auburn: Auburn challenged if a punt return had been muffed. Upon review, the play was confirmed as no muff. In the same contest, Lee-Montgomery challenged a ball breaking the plane of the goal line on two-point conversion and that play also stood as called.
    The 20% reversal rate after four weeks of games dropped slightly from last week’s 23.1% season rate. DVSport Instant Replay is in its second year of implementation. The seven challenges were the most in one week this season. The NFHS has granted the AHSAA a three-year period to experiment with instant replay in regular season games.
    Jones reported that 20 Instant Replay reviews this fall have consisted of the following:
TYPES OF CHALLENGES (20 reviews with 4 reversals, 20%)
7  Catch or no catch
7  Fumble or no fumble
4  Ball breaking the plan of the goal line
(Note: also had 2 fumbles reviewed at same time)
1  Illegal participation
1  Illegal forward pass
1  Touching of a punt


   A total of 34 schools have participated in AHSAA contests utilizing Instant Replay this season with seven games scheduled for this Friday. New to the Instant Replay this season will be Childersburg, Dora, Lawrence County, St. Paul’s Episcopal, Scottsboro and Tuscaloosa County. The complete list of games utilizing Instant Replay this week are listed below.

Friday, September 20
Foley at Baker

Opelika at Central Phenix City

Scottsboro at East Limestone

St. Pauls’ Episcopal at Gulf Shores

Childersburg at Handley

Dora at Lawrence County

Tuscaloosa County at Thompson

SCHOOLS IN GAMES WITH INSTANT REPLAY THIS SEASON
Class 7A (11)

Auburn
Austin
Baker
Central-Phenix City
Davidson
Foley
Gadsden City
Hoover
Jeff Davis
Smiths Station
Thompson
Class 6A (9)
Carver-Montgomery
Clay-Chalkville
Dothan
Gulf Shores
Hartselle
Opelika
Oxford
Sidney Lanier
Wetumpka
Class 5A (5)
Charles Henderson
East Limestone
Madison County
Tallassee
Wilcox-Central
Class 4A (5)
Good Hope
Handley
Munford
Priceville
West Limestone
Class 3A (1)
Carbon Hill
Class 2A (1)
LaFayette
Class 1A
None
Out-of-State (2)
Callaway (GA)
New Smyrna Beach (FL)




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