Ephs dominate on Pratt Field, cap perfect season

NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year Bobby Maimaron, first featured in these pages as a first year student (50th anniversary of our win over Amherst) and again in 2019 (with a more comfortable 31-9 margin) led the attack with some stellar support from receiver Frank Stola.

Final score: 24-19

Several senior players stayed on, delaying graduation, to help boost the team to a NESCAC title, and a perfect 9-0 record, the first in the history of Williams football.

Coach Mark Raymond was awarded the title of NESCAC Coach of the Year for the second time.

One of the high points of the telecast was watching the conversation between Biddy Martin, departing Amherst president and our own Maud Mandel, whom we welcomed at our 50th. How did either school survive without female leadership for so long?

The game seemed to be headed toward to a lopsided victory for the Ephs, who led 24-6 early in the 3rd quarter, but Amherst, aided by some impressive defense, including holding Maimaron to 0 yards rushing in 13 tries, clawed their back to within 4 points with minutes left to play.

With 12 seconds left, and the ball in Amherst’s possession, James Hemmer of Williams picked off a pass intended for his high school teammate, Carson Ochsenhirt, and from there it was simply a matter of running out the clock.

Congratulations to Coach Raymond and his impressive team.

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