From the Associated Press:
When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it’s time to reschedule the holiday.
Communities from West Virginia to Texas are saying they’re OK with celebrating Halloween on, well, not Halloween. Football is king in many rural areas, especially in the South, and that’s a big reason. But everything from homecoming events to Bible studies can push trick-or-treat night to dates other than Oct. 31.
In West Virginia, more than 50 high school football games are scheduled for Oct. 31. Rather than move the games, many communities moved Halloween. In Berkeley County in the far eastern part of the state, trick-or-treating will occur Nov. 1 because three local teams – Hedgesville, Martinsburg and Spring Mills – have home games the previous night.