By Melanie Lekocevic
Capital Region Independent Media
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK — After a high-flying first two games with big scoring victories, the Indians took their first loss of the season Friday night to Glens Falls.
Also named the “Indians,” Glens Falls won on RCS’s home turf by a score of 21-13.
The stands were packed with fans for the second home game of the 2022 season, chanting and cheering along their hometown team.
RCS scored the first points of the game early with a touchdown and extra point in the first quarter, while the defense held off Glens Falls to keep them scoreless in the first stanza.
Glens Falls took possession of the ball late in the first quarter and moved the ball down the field, beginning the second quarter with a first down and 10 at the Indians’ 21 yard line, quickly scoring a touchdown, their first points in the game.
The Indians remained scoreless in the second quarter, but the defense forced Glens Falls’ offense to make several mistakes. At one point the visiting team was at first and goal but failed to score following a number of penalties and lost yardage plays that pushed them further back on the field.
The two teams went into the locker room at halftime tied 7-7.
But Glens Falls would come out of the gate strong in the third quarter, scoring two touchdowns to make the score 21-7.
The Indians stayed in the game, scoring a touchdown in the fourth to bring the score to 21-13, where it would remain the rest of the game.
Senior Aidan Lochner led the way for RCS with both touchdowns on rushing for a total of 89 rushing yards.
The loss comes after a pair of victories in the first two games of the season that saw the Indians scoring big.
In the season opener, the hometown team defeated Scotia-Glenville 38-7 at RCS, and followed that up with a 48-6 away win over Schalmont in the second game of the season.
The team’s record now stands at 2-1 on the season. The Indians will next play four consecutive away games against Lansingburgh on Sept. 23, followed by O’Neill, Hudson Falls and Cohoes, before returning home Oct. 21 to host Gloversville.