Football: Late TD pass from Kropinski lifts Knights past FSK
By Joe Schiller
For the Carroll County Times|
Sep 21, 2018 | 10:30 PM
Last year’s meeting between Francis Scott Key and Century was nothing short of exhilarating as the Knights escaped with a 35-34 win.
This time around it was another tight matchup to open up Carroll County Athletic League play — but points were harder to come by, forcing both offenses to grind out yards throughout the entirety of four quarters.
And Century found last-second success, again.
With 38 seconds remaining, quarterback Brett Kropinski rolled to his left and found a target in senior wide receiver Brandon Will in the left corner of the end zone, which lifted Century to a 14-7 victory.
Kropinski completed just 6 passes for 90 yards but his final throw proved to be the difference.
Both teams came into Friday night’s game with a record of 2-1 looking for their third straight win.
FSK took an early 7-0 lead and marched 11 plays on the opening drive, capped by a 6-yard touchdown pass from Steven Keeney to Bobby Sylves.
Keeney finished 3-of-7 for 26 passing yards on the night and paced FSK’s Wing-T offensive attack with 71 rushing yards on 10 carries.
A run-heavy approach from both sides chewed up the clock, making every possession that much more important.
Two drives later, Century (3-1, 1-0 county) answered with a score of its own. Behind the aid of his offensive line, Kropinski powered his way into the end zone on a quarterback sneak to bring Century back early in the second quarter 7-7.