AUBURN, Mass. – In all but one football game this season, the Auburn High Rockets have been able to relax in the fourth quarter. And with the Tantasqua Warriors coming up on Friday night, head coach Jeff Cormier wants to make sure it stays that way.
“We’ll have our hands full with them,” Cormier said. “Offensively, they’re doing a great job. It’s much different than we’ve traditionally seen. They’re scheme is real sound, and they have great athletes that get in space. They make you be real good tacklers in space if you’re going to compete with them.
“And defensively, they run to the football and are good tacklers,” Cormier added. “I think they’re a very, very sound football team.”
Even though Tantasqua has lost three games this season, Cormier said, the Fiskdale squad will be a tough test on Friday at 7 p.m. at Tantasqua Regional High School.
“If you look at their losses, one was against Northbridge in overtime and another was late, late, late against Doherty,” Cormier said. “Those are two outstanding football teams right there with one loss between them, so we’ll have our hands full with Tantasqua.”
Tantasqua kept it close in those two losses earlier this season, but the Warriors were blown out, 41-20, by Gardner last week, dropping their record to 3-3.
The Rockets, on the other hand, are 6-0, having won three of their games by at least 30 points. Auburn has also cruised to 29- and 22-point victories. The Rockets' narrowest win came on Sept. 22 against St. Peter-Marian, 34-22. Auburn has won 14 straight games overall, dominating teams on both sides of the ball.
One future match-up to mark on the calendar would be against Northbridge on Nov. 2. There is a chance that both teams will be 8-0 heading into that much-anticipated contest. The Nov. 2 home game will kick off at 7 p.m.
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