In one stunning Friday night at Alibrandi Stadium, the Liverpool football team succeeded in doing what no other team has ever accomplished in 15 years -- shutting out Christian Brothers Academy.
With a great balance of timely offense and suffocating defense, the Warriors cruised to an easy victory 30-0 victory over the Brothers, a performance both dominating and timely.
A week earlier, Liverpool had fallen to West Genesse in its Class AA-2 division opener, 24-21, on Luke Cometti's 24-yard field goal with 25 seconds left.
The defeat gave more urgency to Liverpool's trip to CBA -- and it was more than ready for the compelling challenge that loomed ahead. With the game representing large playoff implications, the Warriors simply pushed the state Class AA no. 17-ranked Brothers around.
The game was never competitive, as Liverpool dominated all facets of the game in the first half and led by a score of 17-0 when it was done.
Executing its own version of the spread offense, Liverpool wanted its wide receivers to take advantage of CBA's loose coverage in the defensive secondary.
Sure enough, Tyler Kamide connected on a 46-yard pass to the tight end Mike Suatoni, who was wide open in the middle of field. Dom Carusso finished off the six-play drive with a 10 yard touchdown run.
That 7-0 lead doubled when Liverpool, on its fourth possession, put together a drive covering 67 yards. Liverpool mostly ran the ball to the 24-yard line accumulating first downs with Caruso and David White carrying the ball. Then, from the 24, Kamide again hooked up with Suantoni, this time for a TD.
In the second, quarter CBA was sparked only by a kickoff return from Marcus Sales. However, the Brother's had no offensive continuity with the passing game and the running game was stymied by Liverpool's defense.