Keith Taylor was key for the Calvary Knights football team on Saturday, July 1.

The Knights pulled off a 14-12 comeback win on their home turf at Oakridge High School against the Lansing Lightning.

Taylor was what Calvary needed to get the job done as he connected with Brandon Brancaccio on a touchdown pass with 19 seconds left to tie the score, 12-12. Taylor then punched his way into the end zone on the two-point conversion to secure the win.

Calvary trailed 12-6 with 2:37 left on the clock and drove 68 yards to the end zone. Clinton Walker converted a fourth and 10 that set up the winning pass.

Taylor also tied the score for Calvary in the third quarter with a 4-yard scamper. Lansing opened up with a 6-0 first-quarter lead.

The defense was led by Maxwell McGuffy with seven tackles and one sack. Derrick Johnson posted six tackles and had two pass deflections while Danny Sifuentez had five tackles.

Telo Covington’s pass defense also came up big in the final seconds after Calvary’s final score. Covington delivered a huge hit on a deep Lightning pass, causing a fumble for Sherman Hodges.

Calvary next plays on Saturday, July 15 at Skinner Field in Cedar Springs.

Photos courtesy of Kaleb Kerkstra