The Skippers opened up their 2019 Football Season with a 21-7 win over Norwell. This was a huge win for the team, as they had not won vs Norwell for a few years. After the game, Senior Captain Tommy Dockray said that the game was “a hard fought win, back and forth battle for both teams.” A key play for this game came on a punt from the Skippers to the Clippers. The Norwell player muffed the punt, allowing Bernie Mulcahy to recover it. This gave the Skippers great starting field position in a game where time of possession was key.
Unfortunately the success of the Skippers in their season opener did not carry into their second game against Rockland. The Skippers played with lots of physicality but were unable to execute at their typical levels. Although there were many opportunities for the Skippers to come back during the game, Rockland was able to score their final 13 points in the fourth quarter to defeat the Skippers 20-7. The Skippers took this hard loss along with some crucial injuries to the team. Luckily every single player of the team is working hard and ready to take the field.
Bouncing back from the loss, the Skippers were able to get back on track in their 3rd game of the season vs Nantucket. This game was heavily anticipated as it was the homecoming game against a previously strong opponent. In the first quarter against the Whalers Cohasset exploded in a touchdown festival, putting up a huge 21 points and shutting the opponent out. Going into halftime the Skippers were ahead by 34 points with another couple touchdowns from newly assigned running back Dan Nolan. The opening kick of the second half was returned by the Whalers for a touchdown. However, the hard hitting Skipper defense locked them down the rest of the game. Ending the game up 48-7, Cohasset secured their second win of the season.
The Skippers fourth game was against the combined Carver/Sacred Heart Crusaders. The game was a South Shore League battle and was crucial in determining the Skippers playoff seeding. Another dominating performance by the Skipper offense racked up 43 points. This combined with the multiple interception game by the Skipper defense set up their 43-7 victory . Now sitting at 3-1, Cohasset is heading into their single bye week of the season. Back in action on October 11th, the team hosts their long time rival, the Mashpee Falcons, at the Skipper Dome. Last year on a multi-season win streak of 28 games, the Falcons took their first loss eliminated by the Skippers in the playoffs. This year’s game will be a true test for both teams battling for league placement and an added win to their records.