Boyle County 2, Marion County 0 - Top-seeded Boyle (18-2) fought its way through a physical game to turn back fourth-seeded Marion (7-8-2).
The Rebels outshot Marion 12-8 and won with goals from Eric Curtis and Cameron Foster in a game that included 35 fouls.
"It was a battle, just like I knew it was going to be," McMann said. "It was a hard game, and our guys just played really well."
Curtis scored 34 minutes into the game on a strong shot into the corner of the goal to give Boyle the lead. "It just had too much speed, too much power behind it for the keeper to get to," McMann said.
Foster finished a three-pass sequence for a second-half goal that gave the Rebels some breathing room.
"Marion County seemed to be keeping a lot of guys back behind the ball, so it was very difficult to get scoring chances," McMann said.
McMann said midfielder Alex Rice made a number of big plays for Boyle.
"Alex Rice really impressed me in the midfield. He won so many balls out of the air. His size is really dominating in the middle," McMann said.
Boyle goalkeeper Michael Hopper had five saves.
Boyle had beaten Marion 3-1 early in the season.
Danville 7, Garrard County 0 - Second-seeded Danville (13-7-1) scored five times in the first half to put away shorthanded Garrard (16-5).
The Admirals outshot third-seeded Garrard 20-7.
"Our team is beginning to play at our potential, and our players, I believe, know their roles, and they're doing their job, and they're doing it very well," Reynolds said. "Our defense played better tonight than they have in past games, because they're now playing the ball with fewer touches and they're starting to find either our central midfielders or our wing midfielders."
Reynolds said Danville got "an outstanding game" from Nick Winkler at the center of the defense.
Jordan Gay, Jeffrey Ricker and Michael Ward scored two goals each for the Admirals. Gay scored in the third and 19th minutes, Ricker scored in the fifth and 34th minutes and Ward scored in the ninth minute as Danville raced to a 5-0 halftime lead.
Ricker, Ward, Ross Snead, Matthew Schulz and Chris Bright had first-half assists for the Admirals.
In the second half, Ward scored in the 65th minute off an assist from Aaron Fons, and Eric Smiley scored in the 76th minute off an assist from Kelsey Snapp.
Reynolds said he was struck by Garrard's resolve even though some of the Golden Lions were missing.
"They played without a few of their key players tonight, but they dug in deep and never did throw in the towel, and I was impressed with that," Reynolds said.
Marion County 3, Garrard County 0 - At Danville, Marion advanced to tonight's semifinal round and a game against top-seeded Boyle, the tournament host and the only team with a first-round bye.
Marion meets Boyle in the first semifinal, and Taylor County plays Danville in the second game.