A lackluster performance in the opening half left the Tigers clinging to just a one-possession lead at intermission.
A three-point overtime loss at Bolles last year remains a vivid memory for returning Columbia players.
The playoffs begin next week for 192 teams across the state – that goes for every team, except Columbia. For the Tigers, they see Friday night as the kickoff of their postseason.
Jordan Smith played his worst game of the season Thursday night against First Coast.