MIDLAND, Texas -

The Merkel Badgers will play football for at least one more week, after beating Littlefield 21-14 on Thanksgiving Night.

the Badgers withstood a slugfest that left both teams scoreless in the first half.

The momentum picked up, and both teams exchanged scores, before tying the game at 14. Down 8-6 in the 4th quarter, the Badgers orchestrated an electric comeback that included 15 points.

Following this Area-Round victory in the 2A Div. I Region I bracket, the Badgers could face a familiar foe in Wall next week. The Hawks (9-1) play Bushland on Saturday in Snyder.

Merkel defeated Wall 40-29 in week one of the regular season.