Williams football falls to Hamilton

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CLINTON, N.Y. >> For 58 minutes, host Hamilton held Williams scoreless. By the time the Ephs dented the scoreboard, it was too little and too late.

Hamilton placekicker Robert Morris kicked three field goals as the Continentals (2-4) handed the winless Ephs (0-6) a 16-6 defeat on Saturday afternoon.

The Continentals, who came into the game as the No. 10 ranked rushing team in NESCAC, ran for a season-best 173 yards. Marcus Guttierez carried the ball 25 times for 115 yards.

The offensive disparity could also be seen in the defensive tackling statistics. Williams' top four tacklers were all defensive backs. Freshman Ben Anthony led the way with nine and one pass breakup. But when your defensive backs are making all the tackles, it's a long day for the defense.

"In the end, we just didn't make enough plays," said Williams coach Mark Raymond. "We've got to be tougher on defense, especially with tackling. We just haven't been tackling that well."

If there was one positive that the Williams defense can take into Little Three play next week, was the Ephs' success in the red zone. Three times, Hamilton had a drive stall in the red zone and was forced to kick.

"We really played with a lot of poise down there at some crucial times in the game," said Raymond.

Williams' only touchdown came in the fourth quarter when Jansen Durham hit Adam Regensburg on a 15-yard pass play. Twice on the drive, Williams converted on fourth-down plays.

Durham was 10 of 16 for 95 yards. Tyler Patterson caught three passes for 47 yards and Regensburg caught three for 46.


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