Despite scoring 21 points in the second half, the Amherst football team was unable to best the Williams Ephs this past weekend, losing the game 31-24 in overtime.

However, the annual battle did not disappoint in Williamstown, going into overtime for the first time since 2001.

Despite the frigid temperatures on game day, the turnout was impressive, with several busloads of Amherst students showing up for Williams’ homecoming festivities.

The host of students’ family and friends who were at Amherst for Family Weekend got to watch a huge win by the Amherst football team on Saturday.

The Mammoths picked up an important victory against the Trinity Bantams, who had entered the showdown undefeated.
With the win, Amherst improved to a 7-1 record, while Trinity fell to a matching 7-1, so the Mammoths are now tied for first place in the NESCAC with only one game left in the season.

Against the Bantams, Amherst jumped out to a quick lead, scoring on its first possession.