AUBURN, Mass. – Auburn High School football won't let dominating wins in the first two games of the season let it get overconfident and lose focus, head coach Jeff Cormier says.
“We are a senior-laden group. We have very good captains, and we have excellent seniors,” Cormier said of his roster, which includes 27 seniors. “They are a mature group of guys, and I think they’re focus is very good.”
The team’s first two games haven't been close. The four-time defending Super Bowl champs lived up to their reputation in the season opener on Sept. 7, routing Shrewsbury, 28-6. Auburn senior wide receiver Dom DiCarlo scored two touchdowns in the romp.
Then on Friday, Auburn wiped out Holliston, 35-0, as senior running back Tyler Desjardins sprinted for three touchdowns and the defense looked stellar.
Echoing Cormier, Desjardins said the team will keep its focus throughout the season.
“Every single week we’re going to keep getting better and better, and who knows where that will bring us,” Desjardins said.
The Rockets next game is at St. Peter-Marian on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. Cormier said the team will be ready to roll against the tough Worcester squad.
“They know we have a real, real good football team in St. Peter-Marian next week, and they know we have to dial in,” Cormier said. “If we don’t dial in, we’re going to be in a lot of trouble.”
St. Peter-Marian comes into Saturday night’s game with a 1-1 record compared to Auburn's 2-0. And Auburn has the statistical advantage on both sides of the ball, especially on offense. Auburn is averaging 31.5 points per game compared to its opponent’s 16, and Auburn’s defense has allowed only 3 points per game, while St. Peter-Marian has allowed 7.