Football shut out at Williams

Max Foster '10
Max Foster '10

Williams College gained 482 yards of offense and intercepted three passes as the Ephs blanked visiting Hamilton College 42-0 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game played at Weston Field on Oct. 31.

Williams (5-1 overall, 5-1 NESCAC) led 35-0 at the half. Hamilton (1-5, 1-5) has scored 15 points and turned the ball over 20 times in the last four games. In addition to the three interceptions, the Continentals lost two fumbles against the Ephs.

Max Foster '10 caught four passes for 81 yards for Hamilton. Foster is fifth on the team's all-time list with 1,191 receiving yards. Dan Peters '13 was 7-for-18 for 97 yards passing. Dylan Isenberg '12 gained 28 yards on the ground and Mark Snickenberger '11 added 26.

Quarterback Lance Wilson '11 and preseason All-America linebacker John Lawrence '10 did not play due to injury. Mike MacDonald '13 and Burke St. John '11 were credited with a game-high nine tackles apiece. Brian O'Malley '10 added eight tackles, including a sack, and recovered a fumble. Jim Forrey '13 recorded his second sack at Hamilton.

The Continentals had 10 first downs and 153 yards of offense. Isenberg ran for 12 yards on the game's first play, but Hamilton lost a fumble on the next play. Williams led 14-0 after one quarter and added 21 more points in the second quarter. The Ephs completed the scoring with one more touchdown on the first drive of the second half.

The Continentals finally drove into Williams' territory midway through the third quarter. However, Hamilton turned the ball over on downs with an incomplete pass on fourth-and-6 from the Ephs' 15. The Continentals' next drive also reached the Williams side of the field, but the Ephs intercepted a pass at their own 10-yard-line.

Hamilton's final journey into Williams territory came midway through the fourth quarter. The Continentals got all the way down to the 27 before they turned the ball over on downs.

Hamilton travels to Middlebury College for the "Old Rocking Chair" Classic on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 12:30 p.m.

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