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2024 Ballard Bruins


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2023 Outcome

Season Record 10-4 Lost to Bryan Station in 6A Semifinals 24-21

Graduation/Losses

RB Journey Wyche 1431 Yards 22 TDS/  263 Yards 3 TDS receiving

RB Demari Edelen 712 yards 5 TDS

Lost 16 seniors overall 

Key Returning Players

QB Larry Irvin 1746 yards 15 TDS 11 INTs/ 218 yards 5 TDS Rushing

WR Maurice Stephens 630 yards 10 TDS

WR Alpha Secka 294 yards 3 TDS

WR Daelyn Thompson 314 yards 1 TD

RB Lamar Hockersmith 124 yards 1 TD

2024 Outlook

Ballard enters the 2024 season coming off a very close loss in the 6A Semifinals to Bryan Station. This season they will have a new coach in Matt Keuhn who was an assistant at Ballard and is stepping up in to the head coaching role. He was previously the head coach at Bullitt Central. The Bruins return a lot of firepower with QB Larry Irvin and a very talented WR core in Maurice Stephens, Alpha Secka, and Daelyn Thompson. The one question mark for Ballard this season will be at RB as they lose a very good one in Journey Wyche and also Demari Edelen. They will be inexperienced at that position but have lots of good young players to fill in that role starting with Lamar Hockersmith. This should be a very good team and one that I am sure feels like they can take that next step and get to the 6A Championship game.

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Nice write-up LJ!  Ballard had a really good year last year.  I feel they are in the pod of teams below the Big 3 (T, X and Male) and probably Fredrick Douglas now too.  Who would you put in that next pod with Ballard?

I'd put Manual (who Ballard beat in Double OT the round before) and Bryan Station for sure.  Who else?

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  • 3 months later...

Aug 23 vs. South Warren
Aug 30 vs. Male
Sep 6 at Pleasure Ridge Park
Sep 13 at Bryan Station
Sep 20 vs. George Rogers Clark
Sep 27 at Tates Creek
Oct 4 - BYE
Oct 11 at Trinity (District)
Oct 18 vs. Oldham County (District)
Oct 25 vs. Eastern (District)
Nov 1 vs. Ballard

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