Big upset in Dudley tonight, as the Shepherd Hill Rams played foil to their long-time Southern Worcester County League rivals by downing No. 5 Auburn, 32-22, to snap the nation's third-longest active win streak at 41 games.
This marks the Rockets' first loss since dropping a 24-17 decision at Winthrop in the second week of the 2008 season. The Rockets have since gone on to win three straight Central Mass Super Bowl titles.
The Rams (3-2) went up 26-6 early in the fourth quarter on a 60-yard Brad Picard touchdown scamper to put this one out of reach. Picard and fellow running back Anthony Wilga combined for four scores on the night (two apiece).
The 32 points are the most Auburn has allowed since dropping a 42-7 decision to Northbridge in October 2007.