AUBURN, Mass. – Auburn High School football head coach Jeff Cormier is showering St. Peter-Marian with compliments in the days before the much-anticipated matchup against the tough Worcester squad.
“Their skills kids are outstanding. [Noah] Burke and [Tyis] Boykin are good as anybody you’ll find anywhere. They’re very athletic, run great routes and are excellent blockers as well,” Cormier said. “Their quarterback runs real well, and he throws on the move real well. Their offensive line has done the job. And defensively, they’re getting to the ball quickly and making plays.
“Hopefully our kids can make some plays and make a run for it on Saturday,” Cormier added.
Auburn will hit the road Saturday for the first time this season. The game against St. Peter-Marian is at 3:30 p.m. at Anna Maria College in Paxton. The game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. before getting changed to the afternoon due to mosquito concerns.
Auburn’s first two games this season haven't been close. The four-time defending Super Bowl champ lived up to its reputation in the season opener Sept. 7, routing Shrewsbury, 28-6. Auburn senior wide receiver Dom DiCarlo scored two touchdowns in the romp.
On Friday, Auburn wiped out Holliston, 35-0, as senior running back Tyler Desjardins sprinted for three touchdowns and the defense looked stellar.
Cormier is hoping the team can continue its dominant success on Saturday afternoon.
“St. Peter-Marian is a very, very solid football team, and we have a lot to do this week if we’re going to be competitive with them on Saturday,” Cormier said. “If we don’t dial in, we’re going to be in a lot of trouble.”
After facing St. Peter-Marian on Saturday, Auburn will head to Millbury at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. The game time was changed from Friday night because of mosquito concerns.