FINAL SCORE: Mountain Lakes win 26-20 over Caldwell Chiefs

Caldwell Football Coach Ken Trimmer talks with Senior Captain Sonny Puzzo. Credits: Jeff Stiefbold
The Chiefs raise their helmets during the opening kickoff. Credits: Jeff Stiefbold
Ray Iodice celebrates after his touchdown run. Credits: Jeff Stiefbold
The Caldwell players and coaches celebrate the teams last second, first half, Hail Mary touchdown. Credits: Jeff Stiefbold
Caldwell Quarterback Sonny Puzzo follows his blockers for a first down. Credits: Jeff Stiefbold
Joseph Galioto runs towards midfield after intercepting a pass. Credits: Jeff Stiefbold
Caldwell's Jack Docteroff and Jimmy Stille bring down a Mountain Lakes running back. Credits: Jeff Stiefbold


Here's some reactions from those who attended today's game:

Christine Gurriere of Caldwell
"The Chiefs never gave up, they played a great game.  It was a tough loss."

Justin Philip Waldman, formerly of Caldwell
"Caldwell held in there but just made more errors than Mountain Lakes.   Nevertheless they had a very good season at 9-3.   Plus, they won an Overtime Playoff Thriller at home against Lincoln. All in all, it was a nice competitive season."

Carolyn Jones of West Caldwell
"Too bad the Chiefs lost to Mountain One! Great season Ken Trimmer!"

Joe DeLaura of West Caldwell
"Great game.  Chiefs played great but came up short."

These were the live updates throughout the entire game: 

3:43pm Final Score Mountain Lakes 26-20
JCHS Athletic Department:
"Great season for James Caldwell Chief's Football - Good luck to Mountain Lakes.  26-20 final."

Jeff Stiefbold,
"Final. Mountain Lakes wins 26-20"

3:39pm Mountain Lakes will run out the clock

Jeff Stiefbold,
"Mountain Lakes recovers. They can take a knee and win the game"

3:38pm  Onside Kick

Jeff Stiefbold,
"30 seconds left. Here comes the onside kick"

3:37pm Caldwell Touchdown  26-20 Mountain Lakes

Jeff Stiefbold,
"Touchdown Caldwell. Caldwell now trails 26-20"

3:31pm  Mountain Lakes 26-14 one minute left.

Jeff Stiefbold,
"Mountain Lakes touchdown. Caldwell trails 26-14. One minute left in the game"

3:24pm Mountain Lakes tried and missed a field goal.  Chiefs have the ball with 2 minutes to go in the game.

JCHS Athletic Department:
"Mountain Lakes field goal no good. Chiefs take over with 2 min left."

3:11pm  Mountainers have scored a touchdown, 6 minutes left in the game.  19-14 Mountain Lakes

Jeff Stiefbold,
"Touchdown Mountain Lakes.
Caldwell trails 19-14 
6:20 left in the game"

JCHS Athletic Department:
"down 17 13. 6 20 left to plAy"

2:59m  At the end of the 3rd quarter, the Chiefs are still in the lead 14-13

JCHS Athletic Department: 
"up 14 13 at the end of the 3rd quarter"

2:12pm Puzzo threw a 45 yard Hail Mary Pass to Nastelon to close the half - putting the Chief's up 14-13 over Mountain Lakes. 

JCHS Athletic Department: 
"up 14 13 at the half. Puzzo to Nastelon conversion 45 yards Go Chiefs!"

Christine Gurriere of Caldwell
"I'm gonna have no voice when this game is done!!"

2:10pm  JCHS touchdown pass received by Sean Nastelon

Christine Gurriere of Caldwell
 "Caldwell just went ahead 14-13 with 5 seconds left in the half!! Amazing catch by Sean Nastelon!!"

Joe DeLaura, West Caldwell
"14-13 Caldwell. Halftime"

2:04pm Seconds left on the clock before half time - JCHS touchdown pass - 14-13 Caldwell 

Jeff Stiefbold,
"Not so fast my friend. Hail Mary touchdown pass final play of the half. Caldwell in front 14-13"

2:03pm  13-7 Mountain Lakes

Carolyn Jones of West Caldwell: "Chiefs game 13-7 Mountain Lakes winning ... Halftime"

1:51pm Chiefs have scored a touchdown by Iodice.  It's now 13-7 Mountain Lakes 

JCHS Athletic Department: 
"Chiefs on the board with an Iodice Td.
13 7 Mountainlakes
4 min left on the 2nd."

Jeff Stiefbold,
"Caldwell scores. 13-7."

1:43pm Caldwell down 13-0 to Mountain Lakes with 6 minutes left in the 2nd quarter
Jeff Stiefbold,
"Caldwell down 13-0. 6 minutes left in the second quarter"

1:33pm - James Caldwell is down 6 points
JCHS Athletic Department:
"down 6 - 0 to Mountainlakes at the end of the first"

Jeff Stiefbold,
"Caldwell trails 6-0 end of the first quarter"

1:30pm - James Caldwell is down 6 points 
JCHS Athletic Department:  "Blocked extra point by Billy Pierce"

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