Liverpool linebacker Anthony Miller (44) tackles Cicero-North Syracuse running back Jalen Jenkins (6) in Friday night's annual 'Star Wars Cup' showdown between the two neighbors and rivals. The Warriors beat the Northstars 28-14 to retain the cup for another year.
continued It was Chris Grennel's 10-yard TD run in the final period that put the contest out of C-NS's reach. But the Northstars battled to the end, scoring once more on a 48-yard pass from Tyler Griffo to Steve Mirzio.
As always, turnovers mattered. Liverpool forced three of them, to C-NS's one, and the defense overall atoned for the 40 points it allowed to Henninger in the Sept. 1 opener.
The 0-2 Northstars face a daunting test next Friday when it visits 2-0 CBA in the Class AA-2 division opener at 6:30 at Alibrandi Stadium. The Brothers are coming off a 35-6 win over Utica Proctor in its home opener.
Liverpool also begins league play, staying at home to meet Auburn for a 7 p.m. kickoff. After winning just one game a year ago, the Maroons are 2-0 this fall, having piled up 94 points in impressive victories over Riverside and Central Square.