The Ballard boys’ rugby team finished the regular season with an undefeated conference record. It marks the first time a team in the 1A “Silver Conference” has gone undefeated in conference play since the inception of “2A/1A” divisions in the Iowa Youth Rugby Association. The team will play two non-conference games against Denver and Waverly-Shell Rock (the defending state champions) at Bondurant on Friday, May 4, followed by the state tournament in Des Moines on May 11. Pictured are Ballard players Nate Briggs, Colin Anderson and Donovan Bertrand. Photo Contributed