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Shen keeps shutout streak intact

Fusco scores three touchdowns in Plainsmen win over Guilderland

Shenendehowa quarterback Teddy Van Galen takes off during last Friday’s game at Guilderland. The Plainsmen shut out their second consecutive opponent with a 27-0 victory over the Dutchmen. Shen hosts unbeaten Shaker Friday.

Shenendehowa quarterback Teddy Van Galen takes off during last Friday’s game at Guilderland. The Plainsmen shut out their second consecutive opponent with a 27-0 victory over the Dutchmen. Shen hosts unbeaten Shaker Friday. Photo by Rob Jonas.

— Fusco added a 9-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to finish the night with 77 yards and three scores for the Plainsmen.

Guilderland quarterback Tim O'Connor threw for 155 yards and had several good runs to lead his team. O'Connor's best series was at the end of the second quarter when he marched the Dutchmen deep into Shen territory before time ran out.

"We're pleased with the fight and the spirit of the players," said Penna. "We told the players that no matter what the outcome was, we wanted to see them fight the whole game, and we did that."

Shen's scoreless streak will be in jeopardy next weekend when it hosts Shaker (2-0). The Blue Bison have scored 67 points in their first two games including Friday's 35-point performance in a victory over crosstown rival Colonie.

"Shaker is one of the best teams in their division, and we have to be at our best in order to win the game," said Steuerwald.

Meanwhile, Guilderland will try to lock down its first win of the season next Friday when it meets a Saratoga Springs team that is coming off a 43-13 loss to Bethlehem.

"At this point, we just want to get better and win our next game," said Penna.

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