ATWATER -- Leon Miles scored a pair of TDs in a little over two minutes as Buhach Colony pulled away from McNair for a 59-22 to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 2 playoffs.
No. 5 BC (9-2) travels to No. 4 Antelope (10-1) next week for the quarterfinals.
The game was halted for a half hour after a lightning strike during halftime.
"We were determined to come out of the locker room with energy," said Miles, who had 188 yards on 16 carries and three TDs. "It was a weird halftime, but we used the time to go over plays and make adjustments."
It certainly appeared to work as the Thunder back broke TD runs of 69, 47 and 54 yards in the second half.
BC ran for 480 yards on 42 carries behind Miles, Stefon Gold (11-153 and 2 TDs) and Jayce Webster (3-82).
Buhach went into halftime up 29-14 thanks to a 7-yard TD by Tyler Dew, 15- and 45-yard TD runs by Gold and a Dew 43-yard TD catch from Joe Marquez.
Cedrick Phillips (17-36-245) tried to keep McNair (7-4) alive passing for 159 yards and a pair of scores in the first half, but BC put things away quickly in the third quarter.
After a quick defensive stop, Miles broke free for a 69-yard score on a counter.
The Thunder went for the onside kick and the offense went right back to work.
Miles was in the end zone again four plays later, scoring on an 8-yard run to give the Thunder a 42-14 lead.
The defense did its part as well, sacking Phillips seven times and intercepting three passes.
"I thought it was a very mature performance from our team tonight," BC head coach Kevin Swartwood said. "This game didn't have the hype or the crowd of the Atwater game and that was one of the weirdest halftimes I've ever experienced.
"But we came out with energy and took care of business. It was a good first playoff victory."
Buhach Colony defense brings heat (Sean Lynch)
Buhach Colony's Tyler Dew reaches end zone against McNair (Sean Lynch)
Buhach Colony's DeShon scores a touchdown against McNair (Sean Lynch)