A second-quarter rushing touchdown from Malachi Upshur was all the Liverpool football team needed Thursday night in a 7-0 win over visiting Baldwinsville.
Upshur ran for 157 rushing yards on 26 carries to lead in what was mostly a game defined by offensive struggles for both squads. Jeremy Valerio also had a solid night on the ground in the win, collecting 83 rushing yards on 12 carries for the Warriors.
With the win, Liverpool closes their season at 4-1. The Bees close their spring at 1-2.
New Hartford 44, Oneida 6
The Spartans raced past Oneida at home behind three rushing touchdowns from Vincent Fanelli. The senior put New Hartford up 6-0 with a touchdown run in the first quarter and scored his other two in the fourth.
Mathew Knoth closed out the opening frame with a 35-yard interception return to make it 12-0 before Tyler Potocki and Alex Collver ran in scores from 21 and 17 yards respectively, to make it a 25-0 count at halftime. Neither team found the end zone in the third, but aside from Fanelli’s second and third rushing scores in the fourth, Collver also added an 18-yard dash to paydirt.
Oneida’s Dylan McClelland threw a touchdown pass in the fourth to close out the scoring.
With the win, the Spartans close the season at 4-1.
Mount Markham 3, Owen D. Young 0 (25-8, 25-19, 25-21)
The Mustangs ran their unbeaten streak to start the season to six games, sweeping aside the Devils. In the win, Marleigh Case had a team-high six assists and tied Chloe Poland for the team lead in aces with five.
Jordan Treen led Mount Markham in digs with nine, Trinity Bailey led the team in kills with eight, and Lauren Jones had three kills, three aces and a team-best two blocks.
Bishop Ludden 3, Syracuse Academy of Science 1 (25-13, 25-27, 25-10, 25-7)
The Gaelic Knights ended their season on a high note, taking care of the Atoms in four sets to finish their spring at 7-5. Kate Ruddy had a monster performance for Bishop Ludden, leading all players in both assists and aces at 14 and 10, respectively, while pitching in with six kills.
Jasmine Cuffee had a match-high 15 kills in the win, while teammate Sarah Fink had five assists and four aces to go with a match-best four digs. In the loss, SAS’ stat-leaders included Illaqah Brown, who led the team in kills with three and tied Jamirah Tookes-Muhammad with a team-high five aces, and Nevaeh Murray, who had two assists.