With a flurry of goals in the second half, the 2nd ranked Wildcats eliminated River Bluff by a final score or 13-7. They advance to Round 2 of the 5A state playoffs at home on Thursday at 6:30 PM and will face Blythewood who pulled off an upset win over St. James, 21-16. Lexington defeated Blythewood earlier in the season 11-8.
Elsewhere in the Lower State bracket, Wando eliminated Chapin and Dutch Fork shut out Socastee.
In Upper State playoff action Dorman edged Riverside 14-13, Clover beat Mauldin 17-7, Fort Mill prevailed in two overtimes to eliminate Nation Ford 11-10, and JL Mann dominated in a 12-4 win over Byrnes.