AUBURN, Mass. – With playoffs coming up, the Auburn High School athletic squads look to continue their winning ways this week. Three varsity teams also play at the town’s Fall Festival and Homecoming celebration on Saturday.
Here’s a look at the sports calendar for the week ahead:
Boys Varsity Cross Country – The runners head to the Southern Worcester County League (SWCL) championship meet at Webster Lake at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. “This is where it gets fun, facing everybody who’s bringing their best,” said senior Matt Lavallee. “We’ll be going for it. We’re going to put our best foot forward and try to take the title.” Auburn is 10-1, riding a nine-meet winning streak.
Girls Varsity Cross Country – The girls will make the trip to the SWCL championship meet at Webster Lake at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. The Rockets are 7-4.
Varsity Football – The four-time defending Super Bowl champions will have a Friday night game against Grafton. The matchup kicks off at 7 p.m. at Auburn High School. Grafton has had a strong season, shutting out Nipmuc, Uxbridge, Leicester and Southbridge. The Indians have suffered close losses to Shepherd Hill and Northbridge, both tough opponents.
Boys Varsity Soccer – The team has a busy three-game week. Starting at 7 p.m. Monday, the squad hosts Leicester. On Wednesday, the Rockets have an away game against Grafton at 3:30 p.m. Wrapping up the week on Saturday, the squad hosts Tantasqua at noon, part of the Fall Festival/Homecoming festivities.
Girls Varsity Soccer – The Division 2 state champions will start the week at Sutton at 3:30 p.m. Monday. The girls will finish up the week at home Saturday, facing Tantasqua at 1:30 p.m. at the Fall Festival/Homecoming.
Girls Varsity Field Hockey – The field hockey team will see if it can continue its defensive dominance at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Oakmont. Then the field hockey squad will be home against Tantasqua at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, also part of the Fall Festival/Homecoming.
The schedule could change because of weather concerns.