Caldwell Falls To Newport Central Catholic In 2A Title Game
It was a heartbreaking end to the football season Saturday for Caldwell County and their large contingent of supporters Saturday, as Newport Central Catholic scored with 26-seconds to go in the game to defeat the Tigers 30-26 in the Class 2A Championship at L.T. Smith Stadium, in Bowling Green. Newport's Josh Cain connected on a 4-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Lyon for the deciding score.
The score came after Caldwell County took the lead on Brett Seymore's 19-yard field goal with 2:30 left. The final 14 minutes of the contest saw four lead changes and both crowds standing on their feet as the game headed for its exciting finish. The Tigers had one last chance to pull out a miracle, as they advanced to the 50-yard line, but Elijah Sindelar was sacked on the final play of the game to wrap up the title for Newport.
Sindelar had a big day for Caldwell County, completing 21 of 29 passes for 258 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. Senior Tez Sivils had 10 catches for 123 yards and a TD. Sophomore Jaylen Boyd rushed for 92 yards for the Tigers. Caldwell County finished their season with a record of 11-4.