AUBURN, Mass. – Coming off a dominant 35-6 rout over Shepherd Hill High School last week, the Auburn High School football team is looking to continue its midseason momentum this Saturday at 1 p.m at home against Leicester High School.
But like every team they face, head coach Jeff Cormier said that Leicester (4-1) will be a tough test for the undefeated Rockets.
“I know they got some outstanding skills players,” Cormier said. “I know they’re quarterback is as athletic as anybody we’ll see and he can throw the ball well. So again, we are going to have our hands full.
“Hopefully our kids will be up for the challenge, and we can get a little bit of confidence moving forward,” Cormier added.
Auburn (5-0) has been punishing opponents in the first half of the season, including Shepherd Hill, which ended Auburn’s 41-game win streak last year, the longest in the state at the time. But on Oct. 5, the Rockets exacted revenge with a 35-6 win, extending its win streak to 13 games.
Now this Saturday afternoon, Auburn hopes to make it 14 straight wins against Leicester, a team that has looked impressive in four out of five games this season. Leicester easily won its first three games this season against Worcester North, Oakmont and Burncoat, fell to Grafton on Sept. 29 but then rebounded with a 30-0 win against Millbury last week.
Leicester quarterback Drew Mazzeo has been putting up points all season through the air and on the ground, and running backs Tom Rodrick, Nick Kenneway and Matt Levins are solid ball carriers. Also, wide receiver Nick Wilson has caught some deep touchdowns this season.
“Leicester is very good, a well-coached team and they’re very athletic,” Cormier said. “We’re going to have to figure out how to cover their wide guys and hope we can come out on top.”