Auburn 34, Northeast 26

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Auburn

The Auburn High football team started a new tradition, but did so by holding on to a big part of an old one – winning games with a punishing ground game. Behind a physical offensive line and the explosive effort of junior running back Mark Wright, the Rockets came from behind to defeat visiting Northeast Regional Vocational, 34-26, in their final game of the season. Wright rushed 32 times for a single-game school record 346 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winning 46-yard sprint up the middle with four minutes left. Wright broke his own school recortd of 297 rushing yards, set earlier this year and also Wright ended the season with a school-record 2,1111 yards rushing and 25 TDs. “Mark had a big game for us and a great season,” Auburn coach Jeff Cormier said. “He’s a humble kid and very respectful and thankful for the guys up front and what they do to get him going. We didn’t have any affiliation with (Northeast Voke) until this week, but they’re a class program from top to bottom, with tough athletic kids.”

Second quarter
AuburnTDT.J. Medlin 2-yard run (Ryan Mulcahy kick)
NortheastTDKevin Rosado 4-yard run (rush failed)
Third quarter
NortheastTDIsrael Silva 74-yard kickoff return (Avery Tango run)
NortheastTDKevin Rosado 3-yard run (rush failed)
AuburnTDMark Wright 4-yard run (Ryan Mulcahy kick)
Fourth quarter
NortheastTDChristian Perez 3-yard run (rush failed)
AuburnTDMark Wright 72-yard run (Ryan Mulcahy kick)
AuburnTDMark Wright 46-yard run (rush failed)
AuburnTDMark Wright 3-yard run (Ryan Mulcahy kick)


Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, 6:23 p.m.

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