Amesbury got on the board first as Talbot darted 47 yards down the Saugus sidelines just three minutes into the game. Mroz would follow Cullen’s kickoff return with a 15-yard score to make it 22-7, but Saugus capitalized on a short field after an Amesbury turnover to keep it a game at the half at 22-13.
The Indians head back to the river for their final two, starting in West Newbury next Saturday against the always-tough Sachems (2-1, 5-4), before closing things out on Turkey Day against the Clippers.
“I’ve seen them a couple times already and they are tough,” said Connors of Pentucket, which lost a tight one to Newburyport Friday. “This league that we are in is a meat grinder every week. We know that we have a tall order ahead of us.”