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The Annapolis Hawks had their backs against the wall early against Leading Edge in the class of 2028 NLF National Championship game.

Undaunted, the Hawks got to work. It’s also a good thing that they had Gavin Carpenter. The midfielder erupted for five goals and three assists as the Hawks capped a comeback with a 10-7 win.

Wyatt Hicks bagged four goals for the newly-minted champions, including a third-quarter natural hat trick that tied the game for the Hawks. Brooks Bennett dished out a trio of helpers for the Hawks.


Chris Davies led Leading Edge, which got goals from seven players, with a goal and an assist. Goalies Seamus Gorman and Zeller Clark Schoeb each stopped three shots.

Check out the full championship game highlights at the video above. Highlights are courtesy of Mike Flanagan.

NLF National Championships
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