Breckenridge was trying to keep their playoff hopes alive as they took on Merkel.
The Eastland Mavericks continued their perfect run through district with a win over Merkel on Friday night.
The Clyde Bulldogs picked up a win over Merkel on Friday night in their district opener.
The Comanche Indians continued their clean run through district with a win over Merkel on Friday night.
The Merkel Badgers picked up their first victory of the season with a road win over Hawley Friday night.
The Stamford Bulldogs making the trip to Merkel this week to take on the Badgers.
The 18th ranked Merkel Badgers in Wall tonight to take on the 5th ranked Wall Hawks.
Seminole knocked off the 17th ranked Merkel Badgers on Friday night in defensive battle at the Badger Den.
The Merkel Badgers are coming off an excellent 2012 season, and they are hoping to keep that going this year.
Top Play number six goes to the Merkel Badgers and quarterback Baylor Mullins.
Wylie and Coleman are on their way to the state 7 on 7 football tournament after the Snyder qualifying tournament on Saturday.
The Cisco Loboes kept hopes of winning a share of the district title alive with a win over Merkel on Friday afternoon.
The Eastland Mavericks picked up a big victory over Merkel on Tuesday night that could help them lock up a district crown.
The Merkel Badgers bested the Eastland Mavericks in an offensive explosion at Merkel High School on Friday afternoon.
The Merkel Lady Badgers bid to win the school's first state title came up just short on Saturday afternoon against Brock.
The Merkel Lady Badgers are a step closer to the school's first state championship after a win over Poth in the semifinals Friday.
The Merkel Lady Badgers are down in Austin, and their semifinal game with Poth is coming up Friday morning.
The Merkel Lady Badgers are about to play on the big state of the Erwin Center in Austin for the 1st time in school history.
Merkel and Highland are both headed to the State Basketball Tournament down in Austin on Friday.
The Merkel Lady Badgers are on their way to Austin after defeating Wall on Saturday afternoon.
5 girls teams from the Big Country entered Tuesday night with a shot to advance to the Regional Tournament. All 5, Merkel, Goldthwaite, Baird, Highland, and Eula, got the job done.
The Merkel Lady Badgers ended Jim Ned's run in the playoffs with an eleven point victory at Kimbrell Arena on Friday night.
The Merkel Lady Badgers spent most of the season ranked number 1 in the state in Class 2A, and they are number 2 as they head into the playoffs.
A total of 17 boys and girls basketball teams in the Big Country are now ranked in the top 25 for their respective classes.
A total of nine Big Country girls basketball teams remain in the rankings this week, but for the first time this season the Merkel Lady Badgers are not at the top of Class 2A.
The Wylie Lady Bulldogs jumped slightly in this weeks coaches poll. At the same time the Stamford Bulldogs made their debut in the Class A Div. I poll.
The Jim Ned Lady Indians made the biggest jump this week out of the 16 teams in the Big Country currently ranked in the top 25 of the coaches' poll.
The Merkel Lady Badgers are still the top ranked basketball team in Class 2A with a perfect 28-0 record.
The Breckenridge Buckaroos were able to pick a big district road win on Friday night over Merkel.
The Merkel Lady Badgers were able to keep their perfect record intact Friday night with a convincing victory over Breckenridge.
The Merkel Lady Badgers are rolling as we hit the back stretch of the regular season.
A total of 17 teams in the Big Country are ranked in the top 25 in the state according to the coaches. Seven of them are boys teams, and the girls make up ten teams ranked among the best in the state.
Wall goes on to win 42-14 and will play Eastland.
"The Merkel Badgers are on a great run to end the season. Now they find themselves in the regional round paired against a tame they've actually already played this year, the Wall Hawks.
The Merkel Badgers continue their run in the postseason Thursday night in Midland. Yes, Thanksgiving night.
A total of 14 teams in the big country are now in the second round of the high school playoffs.
The Merkel Badgers were able to keep Comfort off the board in their first round win on Friday night.
Merkel will come back and get the win, 43-35 over the Breckenridge Buckaroos.
The Merkel Badgers bounced back after a loss to Eastland with a win Friday night over the Jim Ned Indians.
Eastland wins this Class 2A showdown 34-20.
Merkel win 41-13 over Clyde
Baylor Mullins out with an ankle injury so Riley Whisenhunt in at quarterback tonight. The Merkel Badgers taking on the Hawley Bearcats at Badger Stadium.
9 Big Country teams are mention this week in the Harris Ratings Top 25.
Last Friday night the Merkel Badgers proved that their loss to Seminole was in the past. Coming out and beating 3rd ranked Wall at home at Badger Stadium. The win helped rejuvenate them, and showed that despite a loss, nothing is killing this Merkel Badger Spirit.
13 Big Country high schools are mentioned in the 2012 Preseason Harris Ratings. The ratings were released on Monday.
The Merkel Badgers have a lot coming back for this season. In fact out of the 16 returning lettermen -- 14 of them are seniors.
There will hardly be a time when you won't see Merkel's Do-it-All Senior Baylor Mullins on the football field.