By John Anderson
When the final whistle is blown on the gridiron Tuesday night, the fall sports season at Auburn High will be officially over. For athletes and fans alike, playing and watching in the mind numbing cold will also be done. The Rockets had varying degrees of success this fall, and individual accomplishments remain untallied or at least unreported by the MIAA.
Boys Cross Country ran in 13th place in the MIAA 5K D1 Tournament on November 9th. The girls finished in 18th place. Girls soccer lost in the first round of the D3 playoffs while the boys made it to the quarter final round. Auburn football also lost in the quarter finals. The biggest heartbreaker, and success at the same time, was field hockey.
On Saturday, November 16th, the Rockets lost 1-0 to Watertown in the State Final. The same result against the same team occurred in 2010. This loss ended a great run for the Lady Rockets, and their season ended 23-1. All of the Auburn athletes trained hard and played their best, and the final score does not always tell the whole story.
Field Hockey Slideshow courtesy Mark Seliger Photography.
Tuesday night’s game against Wakefield’s Northeast Metro Tech looks to be a well matched game. The Golden Knights concluded their regular season 9-1, and they lost in the regional final 43-6. The Rockets are 7-3.
All photographs published by Auburn Mass Daily are available for purchase. Our e-commerce site is still under development, but feel free to contact us through our web site if you have an interest in a particular image. We need to know the game, player, etc. and what you are interested in, 4×6, 8×10, 16×20, etc. Any orders will be filled well before the holidays.
We have also regularly published the photography of Mark Seliger, and his images can be purchased at SeligerPhotography.ExposureManager.com. Mark’s web site will allow you to review all the games he has covered this fall. Our thanks to Mark for helping Auburn Mass Daily present some of the best photography out there. The following slide show is from the State Final. If you don’t see your favorite player here, look at Mark’s site or check previous editions of this newspaper.