Officials love it. Chris Chun, the Hawaii High School Athletic Association executive director, is all for it.
The National Federation of State High School Associations voted to approve instant replay as a tool for football officials to use.
“We put in a proposal to use video replay at our state championship tournament for televised games,” Chun said. “The NFHS said to use it how we see fit. They approved it in January for use by all state associations.”
In order for video replay to be used in Hawaii, it must pass through the Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association at its meeting on Kauai in June. If passed there, it would then go to the HHSAA executive board for final approval.
Matt Sumstine, the head of officials for the Hawaii state tournament, has been a proponent of replay for a long time. In the past, he said that replay helps officials get calls right.
“We have always been for it,” the HHSAA’s Chun said. “We know our officials are for it.”