DePaul Catholic (Wayne) is returning to New Jersey as winners of the USA Football 7-on-7 National Championship Series event at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
A late interception by Nysere “Poppy” Nunn sealed a 29-22 victory against McKinley (Canton, Ohio) in the championship game. McKinley had beaten top-seeded Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) in the 34-25 semifinals.
DePaul was the No. 2 seed entering Saturday’s bracket after pool play on Friday.
USA Football hosted three National Championship Series events this summer after hosting one last year. The events were in Hoover, Ala.; Frisco, Texas; and Canton, Ohio.