By Melanie Lekocevic
Capital Region Independent Media
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK — The RCS Indians remain undefeated after Friday night’s big 48-0 shutout of Green Tech.
The hometown team came to the field ready to play and scored their first touchdown of the game with a 1-yard run by junior Ethan Green with 6:42 left on the clock in the first quarter. The kick was good, giving the Indians a 7-0 lead.
They would follow that up with another touchdown by Dominick Paljusaj to put the Indians ahead 13-0 with 3:40 left in the first. Jack McFerran would make another successful extra point kick to bring the score to 14-0.
After that, the Indians never looked back, finishing the first quarter with a 34-0 lead and wrapping up the first half with a 48-0 lead.
The defense shut down their opponents the rest of the game for the shutout victory.
The win gives the Indians a 3-0 record on the 2023 season after defeating state champions O’Neill with a 21-7 win in the first game of the season, a commanding 47-6 win against Cairo-Durham/Catskill in week 2, and now the 48-0 shutout against Green Tech. All three games so far have been played at home.
The Indians are in first place in Section 2.
The team will next play Mechanicville/Hoosic Valley in another home game on Sept. 22, beginning at 7 p.m.
There will be only two away games this season, against Hudson on Oct. 6 and Ichabod Crane in the final game of the season on Oct. 20.
Here are more images from Friday night’s game. Big shoutout to photographer Jennifer Kennedy for all of the photos!