Williams football shuts out Colby to improve to 3-1

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Berkshire Eagle staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — That loss in the opener for the Williams College football team is now well in the rearview mirror.

The Ephs traveled to Maine on Saturday, and returned with a victory. Williams scored 17 points in the first half and held Colby to 237 yards in total offense in a 17-0 win. It's the third straight win for Williams, now 3-1. Colby falls to 0-4.

"Great team win for us on the road against a good opponent," head coach Mark Raymond said in a release. "We had some great red zone stops and we got some first downs when it really mattered."

It's the first time Williams has pitched a shutout since beating Bowdoin 36-0 back in 2014. It was the first time Williams shut out Colby since winning 28-0 back in 2008.

The Ephs scored the first three times they had the football.

Williams took the ball to start the game, and after a 10-yard kickoff return by Joel Nicholas, Williams took over on its 20-yard line. Nine plays later, Williams was in the end zone. Quarterback Bobby Maimaron, who was 8 of 15 for 125 yards, found Frank Stola in the end zone for a five-yard touchdown pass. The key play of the opening drive was a 26-yard pass play from Maimaron to Stola (six catches, 115 yards), on third-and-nine at the Eph 21. That kept the drive alive, and led to the touchdown.

The Mules of coach Jack Cosgrove took the kickoff at its 15, and marched to the Williams 23. The drive was kept alive by a defensive holding penalty on linebacker Coleston Young. But on fourth down, Mules quarterback Matt Hersch was sacked by Ian Devine and Ben Anthony, giving the Ephs the ball back.

Maimaron and Stola hooked up on a 33-yard catch and run to the Colby 39. The drive stalled at the Mule seven yard line, and Andrew Schreibstein kicked a 27-yard field goal, making it 10-0 with 39 seconds left in the first quarter.

Perhaps the best way to keep Williams from lighting up the scoreboard is to not give the Ephs the ball. That's what Colby did on the next series, driving 60 yards in 16 plays and taking 8 minutes 30 seconds off the clock. Unfortunately for Colby, Moises Celaya missed a 34-yard field goal when the drive stalled.

Williams got the ball back and marched 80 yards in 10 plays, taking only 3:54 off the clock. Joel Nicholas' three yard touchdown run helped make it 17-0.

Running back Dan Vaughn ran the ball 13 times for 111 yards, marking the second time in as many weeks that the former quarterback and wide receiver rushed for more than 100 yards.

Williams linebacker Jarret Wesner led both teams with 11 tackles, while his fellow linebackers T.J. Rothmann and Coleston Smith had nine tackles each. The Eph defense registered six tackles for loss and three sacks of Hersch.

Williams returns to Farley-Lamb Field next week for the start of a two-game homestand. Hamilton, 31-24 losers to Trinity on Saturday, will visit next week for a 2 p.m. kickoff.

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Williams     10     7     0     0     —     17

Colby     0     0     0     0     —     0

First Quarter

W — Stola 5 pass from Maimaron (Schreibstein kick), 10:17.

W — Schreibstein 27 FG, 0:39.

Second Quarter

W — Nicholas 3 run (Schreibstein kick), 3:09.

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     Wil     Col

First Downs     19     17

Rushes-Yards     32-227     36-104

Passing yards     125     133

Comp-Att-Int     8-15-0     15-26-0

Total offense     52-352     62-237

Punts-Average     2-37.0     5-29.8

Fumbles-Lost     2-1     0-0

Penalties-Yards     2-21     4-50

Time of possession     26:31     33:29

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Wil: Vaughn 13-11, Nicholas 13-92, Maimaron 8-32, Team 3-(minus 8). Col: George 16-58, Smith 13-42, Hersch 7-4.

PASSING — Wil: Maimaron 8-15-0 125. Col: Hersch 15-26-0 133.

RECEIVING — Wil: Stola 6-115, Nicholas 2-10. Col: DeFranco 5-59, Sweetnam 2-29, O'Brien 3-25, Maley 1-10, Metchick 1-10, George 2-6, Panker 1-(minus 6).

Colby     0     0     0     0     —     0

First Quarter

W — Stola 5 pass from Maimaron (Schreibstein kick), 10:17.

W — Schreibstein 27 FG, 0:39.

Second Quarter

W — Nicholas 3 run (Schreibstein kick), 3:09.

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     Wil     Col

First Downs     19     17

Rushes-Yards     32-227     36-104

Passing yards     125     133

Comp-Att-Int     8-15-0     15-26-0

Total offense     52-352     62-237

Punts-Average     2-37.0     5-29.8

Fumbles-Lost     2-1     0-0

Penalties-Yards     2-21     4-50

Time of possession     26:31     33:29

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Wil: Vaughn 13-11, Nicholas 13-92, Maimaron 8-32, Team 3-(minus 8). Col: George 16-58, Smith 13-42, Hersch 7-4.

PASSING — Wil: Maimaron 8-15-0 125. Col: Hersch 15-26-0 133.

RECEIVING — Wil: Stola 6-115, Nicholas 2-10. Col: DeFranco 5-59, Sweetnam 2-29, O'Brien 3-25, Maley 1-10, Metchick 1-10, George 2-6, Panker 1-(minus 6).

First Quarter

W — Stola 5 pass from Maimaron (Schreibstein kick), 10:17.

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W — Schreibstein 27 FG, 0:39.

Second Quarter

W — Nicholas 3 run (Schreibstein kick), 3:09.

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     Wil     Col

First Downs     19     17

Rushes-Yards     32-227     36-104

Passing yards     125     133

Comp-Att-Int     8-15-0     15-26-0

Total offense     52-352     62-237

Punts-Average     2-37.0     5-29.8

Fumbles-Lost     2-1     0-0

Penalties-Yards     2-21     4-50

Time of possession     26:31     33:29

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Wil: Vaughn 13-11, Nicholas 13-92, Maimaron 8-32, Team 3-(minus 8). Col: George 16-58, Smith 13-42, Hersch 7-4.

PASSING — Wil: Maimaron 8-15-0 125. Col: Hersch 15-26-0 133.

RECEIVING — Wil: Stola 6-115, Nicholas 2-10. Col: DeFranco 5-59, Sweetnam 2-29, O'Brien 3-25, Maley 1-10, Metchick 1-10, George 2-6, Panker 1-(minus 6).

First Downs     19     17

Rushes-Yards     32-227     36-104

Passing yards     125     133

Comp-Att-Int     8-15-0     15-26-0

Total offense     52-352     62-237

Punts-Average     2-37.0     5-29.8

Fumbles-Lost     2-1     0-0

Penalties-Yards     2-21     4-50

Time of possession     26:31     33:29

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Wil: Vaughn 13-11, Nicholas 13-92, Maimaron 8-32, Team 3-(minus 8). Col: George 16-58, Smith 13-42, Hersch 7-4.

PASSING — Wil: Maimaron 8-15-0 125. Col: Hersch 15-26-0 133.

RECEIVING — Wil: Stola 6-115, Nicholas 2-10. Col: DeFranco 5-59, Sweetnam 2-29, O'Brien 3-25, Maley 1-10, Metchick 1-10, George 2-6, Panker 1-(minus 6).

Rushes-Yards     32-227     36-104

Passing yards     125     133

Comp-Att-Int     8-15-0     15-26-0

Total offense     52-352     62-237

Punts-Average     2-37.0     5-29.8

Fumbles-Lost     2-1     0-0

Penalties-Yards     2-21     4-50

Time of possession     26:31     33:29

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Wil: Vaughn 13-11, Nicholas 13-92, Maimaron 8-32, Team 3-(minus 8). Col: George 16-58, Smith 13-42, Hersch 7-4.

PASSING — Wil: Maimaron 8-15-0 125. Col: Hersch 15-26-0 133.

RECEIVING — Wil: Stola 6-115, Nicholas 2-10. Col: DeFranco 5-59, Sweetnam 2-29, O'Brien 3-25, Maley 1-10, Metchick 1-10, George 2-6, Panker 1-(minus 6).

Passing yards     125     133

Comp-Att-Int     8-15-0     15-26-0

Total offense     52-352     62-237

Punts-Average     2-37.0     5-29.8

Fumbles-Lost     2-1     0-0

Penalties-Yards     2-21     4-50

Time of possession     26:31     33:29

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Wil: Vaughn 13-11, Nicholas 13-92, Maimaron 8-32, Team 3-(minus 8). Col: George 16-58, Smith 13-42, Hersch 7-4.

PASSING — Wil: Maimaron 8-15-0 125. Col: Hersch 15-26-0 133.

RECEIVING — Wil: Stola 6-115, Nicholas 2-10. Col: DeFranco 5-59, Sweetnam 2-29, O'Brien 3-25, Maley 1-10, Metchick 1-10, George 2-6, Panker 1-(minus 6).

Comp-Att-Int     8-15-0     15-26-0

Total offense     52-352     62-237

Punts-Average     2-37.0     5-29.8

Fumbles-Lost     2-1     0-0

Penalties-Yards     2-21     4-50

Time of possession     26:31     33:29

———

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Wil: Vaughn 13-11, Nicholas 13-92, Maimaron 8-32, Team 3-(minus 8). Col: George 16-58, Smith 13-42, Hersch 7-4.

PASSING — Wil: Maimaron 8-15-0 125. Col: Hersch 15-26-0 133.

RECEIVING — Wil: Stola 6-115, Nicholas 2-10. Col: DeFranco 5-59, Sweetnam 2-29, O'Brien 3-25, Maley 1-10, Metchick 1-10, George 2-6, Panker 1-(minus 6).

Total offense     52-352     62-237

Punts-Average     2-37.0     5-29.8

Fumbles-Lost     2-1     0-0

Penalties-Yards     2-21     4-50

Time of possession     26:31     33:29

———

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Wil: Vaughn 13-11, Nicholas 13-92, Maimaron 8-32, Team 3-(minus 8). Col: George 16-58, Smith 13-42, Hersch 7-4.

PASSING — Wil: Maimaron 8-15-0 125. Col: Hersch 15-26-0 133.

RECEIVING — Wil: Stola 6-115, Nicholas 2-10. Col: DeFranco 5-59, Sweetnam 2-29, O'Brien 3-25, Maley 1-10, Metchick 1-10, George 2-6, Panker 1-(minus 6).

Punts-Average     2-37.0     5-29.8

Fumbles-Lost     2-1     0-0

Penalties-Yards     2-21     4-50

Time of possession     26:31     33:29

———

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Wil: Vaughn 13-11, Nicholas 13-92, Maimaron 8-32, Team 3-(minus 8). Col: George 16-58, Smith 13-42, Hersch 7-4.

PASSING — Wil: Maimaron 8-15-0 125. Col: Hersch 15-26-0 133.

RECEIVING — Wil: Stola 6-115, Nicholas 2-10. Col: DeFranco 5-59, Sweetnam 2-29, O'Brien 3-25, Maley 1-10, Metchick 1-10, George 2-6, Panker 1-(minus 6).

Fumbles-Lost     2-1     0-0

Penalties-Yards     2-21     4-50

Time of possession     26:31     33:29

———

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Wil: Vaughn 13-11, Nicholas 13-92, Maimaron 8-32, Team 3-(minus 8). Col: George 16-58, Smith 13-42, Hersch 7-4.

PASSING — Wil: Maimaron 8-15-0 125. Col: Hersch 15-26-0 133.

RECEIVING — Wil: Stola 6-115, Nicholas 2-10. Col: DeFranco 5-59, Sweetnam 2-29, O'Brien 3-25, Maley 1-10, Metchick 1-10, George 2-6, Panker 1-(minus 6).

Penalties-Yards     2-21     4-50

Time of possession     26:31     33:29

———

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Wil: Vaughn 13-11, Nicholas 13-92, Maimaron 8-32, Team 3-(minus 8). Col: George 16-58, Smith 13-42, Hersch 7-4.

PASSING — Wil: Maimaron 8-15-0 125. Col: Hersch 15-26-0 133.

RECEIVING — Wil: Stola 6-115, Nicholas 2-10. Col: DeFranco 5-59, Sweetnam 2-29, O'Brien 3-25, Maley 1-10, Metchick 1-10, George 2-6, Panker 1-(minus 6).

Time of possession     26:31     33:29

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Wil: Vaughn 13-11, Nicholas 13-92, Maimaron 8-32, Team 3-(minus 8). Col: George 16-58, Smith 13-42, Hersch 7-4.

PASSING — Wil: Maimaron 8-15-0 125. Col: Hersch 15-26-0 133.

RECEIVING — Wil: Stola 6-115, Nicholas 2-10. Col: DeFranco 5-59, Sweetnam 2-29, O'Brien 3-25, Maley 1-10, Metchick 1-10, George 2-6, Panker 1-(minus 6).

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Wil: Vaughn 13-11, Nicholas 13-92, Maimaron 8-32, Team 3-(minus 8). Col: George 16-58, Smith 13-42, Hersch 7-4.

PASSING — Wil: Maimaron 8-15-0 125. Col: Hersch 15-26-0 133.

RECEIVING — Wil: Stola 6-115, Nicholas 2-10. Col: DeFranco 5-59, Sweetnam 2-29, O'Brien 3-25, Maley 1-10, Metchick 1-10, George 2-6, Panker 1-(minus 6).


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