Greenjackets pull out championship victory in OT
Pete Tobey, Sep 24, 2023
GLENS FALLS — Spotting John Styczynski wide open a few steps behind coverage Saturday night, Caleb Condon told himself one thing: just don’t overthrow him.
He didn’t miss.
Condon’s high-arcing pass dropped right into Styczynski’s abdomen as he crossed the 5-yard line in sudden-death overtime. The lanky receiver raced right through the end zone and into history, lifting the Glens Falls Greenjackets to a 12-6 New England Football League championship victory over the Middleboro Cobras.
Right behind Styczynski ran a mob of celebrating Greenjackets players and coaches, chasing him into the corner at Putt LaMay Memorial Field as they cheered the Jackets’ first league title since 2017. Glens Falls had lost to Watertown in the Empire Football League final in each of the previous two years.
The Glens Falls Greenjackets win the NEFL championship in OT on this touchdown pass from Caleb Condon to John Styczinski.
“Right when it came out of my hand, I knew that was the game,” Condon said amid the postgame revelry. “It felt great — it’s what stories are made of.”
“We said we wanted to be the heroes of (the game), we’ve been waiting for it, that’s the trust we needed all year, and we had it,” Styczynski said of his 37-yard catch. “Perfect timing.”