Ballard scored five straight touchdowns Friday to break a 7-7 tie and went on to a 49-22 win over Oldham County in Buckner.
The Bruins (5-3, 3-0 Class 6-A, District 5) clinched the district’s No. 1 playoff seed with the win. OC (2-7, 1-2) finishes third in the district and will open the playoffs two weeks from now on the road.
The Colonels tied the game at 7-7 in the third quarter when senior quarterback James Harding threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Carson Axtell.