By John Anderson

Auburn High’s Homecoming opened on Friday evening with many school groups hosting booths and the Class of 2014 running the shack. A variety of snacks and items were available for purchase to support the individual groups. The event was well attended. The Auburn Cheerleaders set up a corridor, and the Rockets entered the field. The Marching Band followed and presented our National Anthem.

Varsity Football: Rockets 35 – Oakmont 21

The Rockets launched a powerful offense after last week’s loss to Hudson. Mark Wright ran in the first touchdown early in the first quarter, and Oakmont dropped the ball on the return. The Spartan’s sere unable to advance the ball significantly. Wright scored again, and the quarter ended 14-0.

At 7:58 in the second, Wright scored again and the Spartans once again dropped the ball on the return. With 5:10 left in the half, Andrew Carpenter tackled the Oakmont runner behind the line of scrimmage for a significant loss of yardage. The half ended 21-0.

Wright scored his fourth touchdown at 8:23 in the third period, but this time Oakmont ran the ball back on the return and scored. They would miss the 2 point conversion, but the Spartans weren’t done. At 3:07 they put another 8 on the board with a touchdown and conversion. They would take advantage of an Auburn fumble at 2:52, and score 7 at 1:09.

The fourth quarter began 28-21 in Auburn’s favor, and most of the quarter was back and forth play without results. Things changed with just over 5 minutes left when Auburn’s Andrew Markvenas topped the pile from a yard out and scored the Rocket’s fifth touchdown. Oakmont got penalized for roughing the kicker at 5:03, and their offense was stopped in its tracks.

The Rockets did a short kick after the score and recovered the ball. They spent the remaining 3 minutes running down the clock. No reason for anyone to get hurt with w 35-21 lead.

 Other Games:
 Note: Summaries and slide shows of all games will be posted Tuesday morning.

 Boys Junior Varsity Soccer

Tantasqua 4 – Auburn 0

Girls Junior Varsity Soccer

Tantasqua 1 – Auburn 0

 Junior Varsity Field Hockey

Auburn 2 – Tantasqua 0

 Boys Varsity Soccer

Tantasqua 4 – Auburn 2

 Varsity Field Hockey

Auburn 5 – Tantasqua 0

 Girls Varsity Soccer

Auburn 2 – Tantasqua 0