Great Weekend Matchups For Central Mass Football

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In a matchup of unbeaten teams Auburn travels to Millbury on Saturday afternoon.
In a matchup of unbeaten teams Auburn travels to Millbury on Saturday afternoon. Photo Credit:

MILLBURY, Mass. — There is another full slate of games this week, as Central Mass. Football has plenty of interesting matchups.

Auburn at Millbury (Saturday 3 p.m.)

The Rockets (3-0), are averaging 32.3 points per game and appear almost unstoppable on offense. They were in a dogfight last week against St. Peter Marian until Tyler Desjardins’ 41-yard touchdown run put them away 34-22.

The Woolies (3-0), had a big fourth-quarter comeback against Uxbridge to win 22-10 behind running back Ross Sudar and quarterback Nick Blaisdell. The Woolies will be looking to avenge a 29-0 blanking last year in Auburn.

Grafton at Leicester (Saturday 4:30 p.m.)

The Indians (2-1), lost a heartbreaker to Shepherd Hill on a last minute 51 yard run that put the ball on their one yard line with only 11 seconds left. The 14 points allowed were the only points allowed this season.

The Wolverines (3-0) come in after rolling over Burncoat 26-6. Nick Kenneway ran in a pair of 15-yard touchdowns and QB Drew Mazzeo added another from 5 yards out in the win. This one should be a tough contest between two good defensive teams.

St. John’s at Wachusett (Saturday 2 p.m.)
The Pioneers (3-0), beat Catholic Memorial last weekend 21-6. Quarterback Drew Smiley accounted for two more touchdowns from 10 and three yards out and Davon Jones chipped in with an 18-yard touchdown run.

The Mountaineers (2-1), blasted Fitchburg 40-12 last week, pounding the ball for six short touchdown runs. Scott Tupper and Sammy Rivera each had two touchdowns in the win.

Shrewsbury at Fitchburg (Friday 7 p.m.)

The Colonials (2-1) rallied from an 11-point fourth quarter deficit to beat Doherty 30-27 last week. Zach Dionis had 127 yards on 25 carries, including the game winner from five yards out in the win. The Red Raiders were blasted 40-12 last week against Holden.

St. Peter Marian at Algonquin (Friday 4 p.m.) -

Algonquin (1-2), lost to Nashoba 42-3 last week, their only points coming on a 30-yard Stephen Roy field goal. They will look to get their balanced running attack back on track this week.

The Guardians (1-2), lost a tough 34-22 game to Auburn last week, but quarterback Jaylen Evans-Ashton had three touchdown passes (35, 35 and six yards) to pace the offense.

Westborough at Milford (Friday 7 p.m.)

The Rangers (0-3) lost to Hudson 35-14 last week, falling behind after a 21-point Hudson run in the final minutes of the first half. Anthony Phillips had 99 yards rushing including a six-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Dan Orlando added a touchdown pass to Rick Casparriello in the third quarter.

The Scarlet Hawks (1-2) lost to Leominster 25-8 last week, David Abrego scored on a 20-yard touchdown run.

Northbridge at Southbridge (Friday 7 p.m.)

The Rams (3-0) are undefeated, due in large part to quarterback Matt Phelan’s four touchdown runs. Phelan's final touchdown came in overtime to beat a tough Tantasqua team. The win was Northbridge’s first in overtime since 1908.

The Pioneers (1-2) rolled over North 23-6 last week. Chad Lazo had three sacks, including a safety in the first quarter, and Matt Hernandez returned the ensuing kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown.

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