ST. PETERSBURG — Trailing Shorecrest by two with less than a minute to go Friday, the only thing Keswick Christian couldn't afford was a turnover. Next thing the Crusaders knew, the ball was on the ground and covered by the Chargers. The Crusaders' bid for a second win this season fell 26 yards short.
After touchdown runs by Hunter Tremaine and Austin Settle gave Shorecrest a 14-0 lead, DeJuan Wright returned a kickoff 83 yards for Keswick with about 8 minutes left. After a failed two-point conversion attempt, Shorecrest regained possession only to turn the ball back over on downs.
Wright then went 44 yards down the right sideline for his second score. Wright's run on the two-point try was stopped short.
But Max Gisbert recovered an onside kick to give Keswick one last shot. However, Shorecrest fell on a fumbled handoff.
Max Martinez, Times correspondent