NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -Brother Martin’s break from district play proved to be a confidence-boosting one as the Crusaders scratched and clawed their way to a dramatic 28-25 victory over Class 4A powerhouse Bastrop.
Coach Mark Bonis' squad fell behind right before the fourth quarter, 25-21, and appeared to be unable to break the Rams' stout defense, punting repeatedly in the quarter. With just over two minutes left, it appeared Bastrop would be able to run out the clock but Beau Ranlett ripped the ball loose and set up Brother Martin at the opponent’s 35-yard line.
As time wound down to eight seconds and faced with a fourth-and-goal, Crusaders quarterback Drew Martin fired a quick shot to Brady Faust just past the pylon and the senior wideout secured it for the go-ahead touchdown with three seconds left.
Brother Martin’s kickoff coverage made sure the game ended without Bastrop getting another chance and the Crusaders improve to 4-2 with a 28-25 win. District play resumes for the rest of the season with Holy Cross, Rummel, Shaw and Jesuit left on the schedule.