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Three weeks removed from a week nine matchup with Ballard, Oldham County returned to Pat Crawford Stadium for the second round of Class 6A playoffs and another shot at the Bruins.
Though the dates were different, the results were all too familiar to coach Matt Brown and the Colonels as they fell 30-14 to close their season.
Field position was key to the game as Oldham County never found ideal situations to strike.
Nonetheless, in the first half, the Colonels made their presence felt often, matching Ballard punch for punch.
After the Bruins took a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter, OC running back Jacob Taylor answered back on the next possession, scooting in from 5 yards out to tie the score.
When Ballard scored again just over a minute later, Taylor answered again, racing up the sideline for an 80-yard scoring run to pull his team even again.
The Bruins tacked on another score minutes later and that would be the beginning of the end for the Colonels.
After entering the break up a touchdown, Ballard added nine more unanswered points over the next two quarters to seal the deal.
Taylor had a memorable night in his final game, registering 160 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the first half.
The Bruins managed to shut him down in the second half though, limiting the back to 19 yards.
He finished with 179 yards rushing and both of Oldham County’s touchdowns.
The Colonels finished the season with a 5-7 record.
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