The Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders have developed a flare for the dramatics this season. On Friday night, they played their fifth of six games that was decided by a touchdown or less. This time, it would be just four points that separated Muskegon Catholic Central and Schoolcraft. A touchdown with two minutes to play gave the Crusaders a 16-12 victory.
In the first quarter, the Crusaders got started with a field goal. They drove all the way to the 2, before posting a 19-yard field goal. MCC would hold this lead into the second quarter, when Schoolcraft got a 1-yard touchdown carry to take a 6-3 edge.
Tagg Gott added a second rushing touchdown in the final minute of the second half. His 5-yard carry with 30 seconds to go in the opening half pushed Schoolcraft’s lead to nine, 12-3.
The Eagles would fail to find the end zone over the final twenty-four minutes of thig game. This paved the way for the CC to mount a comeback. Bode Zygmuntowski and Braden Gustin connected on a 33-yard touchdown toss. A successful PAT brought the Crusaders within two points.
With only two minutes left in the game, David Hill iced the victory with a 5-yard touchdown carry.