AUBURN, Mass. – With the Auburn football team coming off one of its sloppier wins this season, head coach Jeff Cormier is hoping the team can improve in several areas this week.
But Cormier said it will be tough as his team goes up against the undefeated Millbury squad in Saturday’s battle of unbeatens.
“That’s a very sound football team. You don’t get to 3-0 without being pretty good, and we know that they’re better than pretty good,” Cormier said. “They’re very well coached, and their fullback [Ross Sudar] is real good. He’s a heck of a football player.
“Their line play is good,” Cormier continued. “Defensively, they always fly to the football and are very physical. They got guys over there who can play. They’re very physical and athletic, and it will be a tough test for us this weekend.”
The game is at 3 p.m. Saturday at Millbury High School. It was originally scheduled for Friday night, but mosquito concerns caused the switch to Saturday afternoon.
Last week, Auburn fended off St. Peter-Marian, 34-22, in Auburn’s closest game of the year. In the fourth quarter, Auburn was ahead by only six points after some costly turnovers and penalties. But Auburn pulled it together in the end, improving to 3-0 on the season.
Cormier hopes the squad can fix the turnovers and penalties in the Millbury game this week.
“We just have to settle down and make better decisions,” Cormier said. “We didn’t make good decisions the other day. We got to play with more maturity than we did. We need to get focused, dialed in and play better mentally.”
Millbury has outcored its opponents 76-24 so far this season. Auburn has outscored its foes 97-28.
After Auburn’s game on Saturday, the squad will return home at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, against Shepherd Hill Regional High School.