Safety still comes first. Even in Texas. Even when there's high school football involved.

Stephenville's 3A Division I state quarterfinal against Lubbock Cooper has been postponed until 7:30 p.m. Monday, still at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene.

"The Lubbock superintendent and I both agreed this is what is best and safest for everyone involved is to wait out the weekend and play on Monday," said Stephenville superintendent Dr. Darrell Floyd Friday morning. "I know both coaches would like to try and get the game in, if not today then tomorrow, but we believe Monday will be best."

The winner faces Kilgore or Tyler Chapel Hill in the semifinals. Those teams remain scheduled to play at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.