Friday, October 5, 2007

May the Force be With You

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.



Brad Seal said...

So this rivalry is apparently big enough to award a "Star Wars Cup" to the winner, yet they are fixing the turf up right before the game. That might be another story. Why the turf sucks so much for a good football team.

I like the way you used caps to explain where Star Wars come from for this rivalry.

It'd be great if the Star Wars cup was actually just an old plastic cup someone had from a Happy Meal.

Brad Seal said...

The only issue a certain professor might have is that the sources you used tell nearly the exact same story you wrote. It's that scratching the surface thing.

I personally think the Empire Strikes Back was the best installment of the trilogy....