LEXINGTON -- Greenville took charge in the fourth quarter against Wando in the first High School League-sanctioned boys lacrosse state championship game on Saturday at White Knoll High School, emerging with a 10-8 win.

It was the fifth straight championship for the Red Raiders, and the fourth title-bout win in a row over the Warriors. The four previous Greenville triumphs came at the unofficial club-team level.

"My guys have been here before and know what it takes to win in a championship game," said Greenville coach Shane Lecroy.

"Wando played a great game, but we responded to the challenge."

The Red Raiders (14-2) broke a 7-7 tie by scoring directly off the opening faceoff in the fourth quarter. Colin Stafford gained possession on the draw, dashed into the Wando end and fed Zack Poplin who beat Warrior goalie Logan Windham 10 seconds into the final frame.

The Warriors responded by turning up the heat on Greenville all-state goalie Taylor Reynolds, peppering the Red Raiders netminder with four high-quality shots in a 60-second span starting at the seven-minute mark. Junior midfielder David Wray reeled off three of the shots, but Reynolds turned them all away.

"No doubt that was the key part of the game and Taylor showed why he's a first-team all-starter," said Lecroy.

"He came up big last night (in the semifinals) and again today. If he's not on his game, it might have been a different story."

One minute after Reynolds denied Wray's final bid from the right side, Greenville's Andrew Milks scored a back-breaking goal at 5:15, skipping the ball off the ground and in over Windham's stick to give the Red Raiders a two-goal lead (9-7) for the first time in the game.

Greenville put it away with a man-advantage tally by Milks at the 4:02 mark.

"I really didn't know what to expect from my team today, but we certainly had our chances," said Wando coach Garrett Rosecrans, whose team finished with a 12-2 record.

"We just didn't take advantage of

goalie Logan Windham 10 seconds into the final frame.

The Warriors responded by turning up the heat on Greenville all-state goalie Taylor Reynolds, peppering the Red Raiders netminder with four high-quality shots in a 60-second span starting at the seven-minute mark. Junior midfielder David Wray reeled off three of the shots, but Reynolds turned them all away.

"No doubt that was the key part of the game and Taylor showed why he's a first-team all-starter," said Lecroy.

"He came up big last night (in the semifinals) and again today. If he's not on his game, it might have been a different story."

One minute after Reynolds denied Wray's final bid from the right side, Greenville's Andrew Milks scored a back-breaking goal at 5:15, skipping the ball off the ground and in over Windham's stick to give the Red Raiders a two-goal lead (9-7) for the first time in the game.

Greenville put it away with a man-advantage tally by Milks at the 4:02 mark.

"I really didn't know what to expect from my team today, but we certainly had our chances," said Wando coach Garrett Rosecrans, whose team finished with a 12-2 record.

"We just didn't take advantage of some good scoring opportunities there in the fourth quarter. Greenville was the more skilled team and in the end that is usually the difference."

Milks led Greenville in scoring with four goals, and Reynolds finished with 12 saves, five of them in the fourth quarter.

Hunter Horner and Myles Loadholt shared scoring honors for Wando with three goals apiece, Connor Jackson had two goals and Wray scored one. Windham finished with 15 saves.