Trailing 29-21 with five minutes remaining in regulation, the Crusaders staged a furious rally.
Keswick Christian (0-5) tied the game at 29 on a touchdown pass from Parker Holland to Kyle Stone and a two-point conversion from Josh Joy. Faith Christian scored to make it 36-29. The Crusaders made another comeback and scored on the final play of regulation when Holland hit Asher Thompson on a 33-yard touchdown pass on fourth and 10.
But Keswick was unable to send the game into overtime after missing the extra point.
“We’re battling and overcoming adversity,” Crusaders coach Blake Englehardt said. “We’re still trying to get our first win. We’re close, and we’ll eventually get there.”