BALLINGER– Homecoming night the Ballinger Bearcats claimed their first win of the season by defeating the Merkel Badgers 13-12. Two touchdown passes by junior quarterback Colton Little in the fourth quarter, both of them to sophomore receiver Damian Michalewicz, brought back the Bearcats from behind to secure the victory.

Taryn Kalina and Lance Sauceda were crowned Homecoming Queen and Homecoming King respectively, Logan Tounget was elected Band Sweetheart, Felix Martinez received the Band Beau honors, while the Football Sweetheart nomination was awarded to Jessica Good.