In most of the United States, Friday night is Halloween. In Texas, Friday night is high school football.
And in Van, Texas, the two will not be asked to share a spotlight. The town's mayor has formally postponed Halloween until Saturday night, thus allowing fans to make the 30-minute trek to Wills Point, Texas, where Van's undefeated Vandals will be playing.
The mayor told a local news station KETK that with so many of the town's 2,600 residents planning to be gone on Halloween night, it made sense to move the holiday.
Of course, the football game has been scheduled to fall on Halloween for months. The bigger reason for moving Halloween is the team's undefeated record, which has drawn big interest within the town.
Van is currently 8-0 with a strong chance to extend that run to 9-0. The team is chasing its first state football championship since 1979.
Naturally, not everyone is happy with the decision to switch the holiday, arguing that it will cause unnecessary confusion and disrupt the plans of non-football fans. But in East Texas, football writes the rules.