HUXLEY – The Ballard boys’ soccer team couldn’t overcome a slow offensive start in a 6-3 loss to Adel-Desoto-Minburn April 24 in Huxley.

The Bombers scored all three of their goals in the second half. But they dug themselves in a 2-0 hole through one half of play and could never fully recover, despite the improved offense over the final 40 minutes.

Aidan Perry scored Ballard’s first goal in the second half. Brandon Kane and Spencer Struve also found the back of the net for the Bombers.

Ballard keeper Alex Silberstein gave a commendable performance in defeat as he made 21 saves.

Jacob Hutzell paced ADM with two goals. Noah Bardwell, Ryan Head, Johnny Reel and Robbie Sloss each added one goal and Darold Baker made six saves at keeper for the Tigers.

The loss put Ballard at 1-3 on the season.