As if the rivalry between Liverpool and CNS needed more drama, CNS coach Steve Ellis and Liverpool coach Dave Mancuso agreed to create a yearly prize for the winning school's trophy case. The Star Wars Cup will be awarded for the first time tonight, and will remain in the winning team's trophy case until next year's meeting.
The Star Wars Cup is a fitting prize, as this game between the NorthSTARS and the WARriors may end up being a galactic battle. Both teams are 2-1 in the division, and have a stingy defense and plenty of offense. Liverpool is 4-1, and ranked #18 in the state. CNS is 3-2, but is coming off a 34-7 win against perennial powerhouse CBA last week.
As the teams prepare for one another, Liverpool is also busy preparing its turf for the big game. Warrior coach Dave Mancuso told the Syracuse Post Standard that workers spent much of the day Thursday glueing down loose pieces of the deteriorating turf. Whether or not the turf holds up, tonight's game should be exciting. Someone will leave with the Star Wars Cup, and more importantly, a share of the division lead.