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New Hope Bulldogs Win 2nd Straight National Championship

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The New Hope Bulldogs of Pittsburg, KS won the National Championship at the 2016 Special Olympics Flag Football National Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska. This is Back to Back National titles for the Flag Football Team coached by John Lair (the 2014 Special Olympics North America Coach of the Year), Sam Overman and Austin Koontz.

The Bulldogs revenged a 38-13 loss in pool play to the Special Olympics Illinois All-Stars by beating them 24-12 in the National Championship Game at Cook Pavilion on the Campus of the University of Nebraska.  The National Championship is the second in a row for the powerhouse Team from Kansas. The Bulldogs won the Kansas State Championship, The Midwest Championship and now the National Championship for the second year in a row.  

The Bulldogs of tiny Pittsburg, Kansas have won 2 Flag Football National Titles, 1 Softball National Title and have had 5 World Champions and 6 National Champions.  MVPs of the tournament were both from the New Hope team. They were Chevi Peters Offensive MVP and Jerad Leatherman Defense MVP.  

(News Release via New Hope Services)

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