The Aquinas Highs School football team advanced to the final round of the WIAA playoffs Friday with a 34-25 upset victory over top-seeded Darlington.
Darlington (4-2) led 13-12 at halftime, but the Blugolds (4-3) scored 22 unanswered points to take a 34-13 lead, capped off with sophomore Calvin Hargrove’s touchdown with 10:13 left in the fourth quarter.
The Redbirds put up a fight in the fourth, scoring two touchdowns and recovering an onside kick. The lead the Bluegolds built, however, was too much to overcome.
Aquinas has won a playoff game in back-to-back years for the first time since 2007.
Fourth-seeded Aquinas will play No. 2 Lancaster on Thursday night in the final round of the WIAA playoffs.
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