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WIAA Implements Football Postseason Video Exchange Timeline

September 25, 2018 

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has approved a new video exchange policy for the football postseason. The move was just one of the actions taken by the WIAA executive board at their first meeting of the 2018-19 school year September 23rd. 

Football coaches will be required to provide a copy of their team’s three most recent games to their first-round opponent within 30 minutes of the tournament brackets being announced on Nov. 4. If the timeline is not met, WIAA staff will be notified and work with athletic directors to meet this requirement. If the video is not received by 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, the coach in violation will be prohibited from coaching the ensuing game.

The executive board also approved the request of four high schools located in southern Washington to join the Oregon School Activities Association for the 2019-2020 school year.  Bickleton HS, Glenwood HS, Lyle-Wishram-Klickitat HS and Trout Lake HS will still need to seek approval from the OSAA before the move is official. The schools requested the transfer during the 2017-18 school year in an effort to cut travel costs and to provide for complete scheduling across multiple sports.

According to the WIAA, the move from the Washington association to the Oregon association is the first of its kind and comes after Hermiston (Oregon) joined the WIAA beginning in 2018-19.

The board also approved Gesa Stadium in Pasco, Washington as the site for the 3A, 4A Baseball Championships through the 2021 -2022 school year.  Gesa Stadium will host the semifinal round along with the finals and consolation finals.

- Doug Lange 

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