Just got back from the Auburn/Millbury game and it’s safe to say the Rockets are firing on all cylinders, as Auburn dismantled the Woolies, 34-7.
I remember in the offseason Auburn coach Jeff Cormier raving about his new toy, running back Brian Desimone, who was transferring to Auburn from St. Peter-Marian. Cormier knew that he would give the Rockets a great weapon in 2009 after replacing the graduated Corey Roy. Desimone has been as advertised so far this year and tonight was no different as he scored all five touchdowns for the Rockets.
Desimone and teammate Brendan VanBeekom have turned into one of the more dynamic backfields in Central Mass. and while Cormier certainly has a list of about 30 problems the Rockets need to work on, Auburn has established themselves once again as one of the top teams in the area. Desimone scored on the Rockets’ second play of the game and it was all downhill from there as Millbury, ravaged by injuries, didn’t score until the third quarter.
The Rockets have a surprisingly strong stretch of games coming up, as they host Hudson on Friday. The Hawks are 3-0 and aren’t going to be pushovers like they have in the past. Auburn is going to have to come strong and try not to overlook them because they have a huge game against Northbridge after that tilt. That most likely will be for the Division 2A title, but you know Cormier and his staff is going to make sure the Rockets are all about the Hawks this week.