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Male Stuns Ballard in Thrilling Fashion to Make Class 6A Finals

The final Kroger KSR Game of the Week was a doozy.

After stopping Male quarterback Lucas Cobler short of the endzone on 4th & goal, the Ballard Bruins went full Bills-Vikings from a few weeks ago and fumbled on the kneel-down attempt, allowing Male senior Korrey Mattingly to scoop and score to advance the Bulldogs to their fourth consecutive 6A state championship appearance.

Ballard fans were stunned Friday night in Louisville as the Bruins were just mere seconds from their first state championship appearance in 38 years (1984). The thrill of victory quickly turned to the agony of defeat as the Bruins came up just short of that elusive state championship appearance.