Liverpool keeps Star Wars Cup from CNS

Warriors prevail 27-21 in latest rivalry chapter

— For much of the period, the chants for Stenson continued without a response. Finally, as the Northstars move into scoring position late in the period, Stenson was inserted.

And the captain would answer, getting two tackles within the span of less than a minute as the Warriors made a key stop and kept CNS off the board as the game entered the fourth quarter.

It wasn't over yet, though. Scanlon's 24-yard TD pass to Austin George cut the Warriors' lead to six, mainly because CNS chose to throw away from Stenson and make sure he didn't get involved.

The Northstars would get two more chances. Led again by Stenson, the Warriors thwarted one drive deep in Liverpool territory, and Steve Messur missed a field goal that, if successful, would have cut the margin to 27-24.

As time wound down, CNS drove near midfield, but Liverpool forced a fourth down. Scanlon looked for Kareem Lee-Stroman, away from Stenson's coverage, but the pass fell incomplete, and the Warriors ran out the clock, keeping the Star Wars Cup in the process.

CNS, at 1-5, plays at Baldwinsville next Friday, while Liverpool (3-3, 3-2 league) meets Nottingham (2-3 league) in a game that will determine who will advance into the Class AA playoffs.

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