Follow the NLF on InstagramTwitter, YouTube and Facebook.With two of the top five teams in the country in the 2026 class squaring off, it was no surprise that the 2026 championship game at the NLF Summer Kickoff needed extra time.

Advertisement

Anthony Mancaruso made sure to emphatically send Long Island Express Channy home happy. He took a feed and cranked out a high-to-low snipe to set off the celebration as Express downed Tigers, 9-8.Check out the full highlights from Jack Ruhanen in the video at the top of the page.

The Tigers entered the tournament as NLFRankings.com’s No. 2 team in the ’26 class and beat No. 5 Team 91 LI Orange Storm in the semifinals. Express Channy was right on their heels at No. 5 and handled the Texas Mohicans in the other semifinal to set up the championship game.

Advertisement