Brother Martin may want to re-think its kicking strategy when playing St. Augustine.
Purple Knights return man Takulve Williams returned a punt 90 yards with six seconds left in the game to give St. Augustine a 25-18 victory over the Crusaders in District 9-5A play Saturday night at Gormley Stadium.
Moments earlier, Williams raced 97 yards with a kick return following a Brother Martin touchdown to keep the Purple Knights in the game.
An 8-yard touchdown run by Bruce Jordan-Swilling with 4:24 left in the game to cap a 72-yard drive and a two-point conversion gave the Crusaders an 18-12 lead.
Williams fielded the ensuing kick inside at his own 3-yard line, ran up the middle and broke to his left in racing in for the touchdown.
On the game-winning punt return, Williams also went to his left in scampering 90 yards for the touchdown.
St. Augustine (2-3 overall,2-0 in district) won its second-straight Catholic League game after snapped a nine-game league losing streak a week earlier against Jesuit.
Brother Martin (2-3 overall, 0-2 in district) dropped its third-consecutive game after getting off to a 2-0 start.
An 18-yard touchdown pass from Justice McCoy to Cameron Davis gave St. Augustine a 6-0 lead in the first quarter.
Brother Martin countered on a 4-yard Jordan-Swilling touchdown run and a 27-yard Stan Walters field goal to give the Crusaders a 10-6 edge.
The 10-6 score held up going into the final quarter before Perre’ Barbarin’s 1-yard touchdown run capped a 48-yard drive to give St. Aug a 12-10 edge.
Jordan-Swilling would add his 8-yard scoring run to put Brother Martin back on top to set up the dramatic finish.