The 2019 season for the Falmouth Clippers football team featured its first losing record since 2014.
Despite their 3-8 showing — culminating with a 47-14 loss against Barnstable on Thanksgiving Day — the Clippers played with a toughness and mettle that saw them competitive in most games. Four of the team's losses were decided by a touchdown or less, including three-straight against East Bridgewater, Nauset and Medway.
In their October 18th game against East Bridgewater, 34-32 loss, Falmouth fought back from two different two-score deficits, including to take a three-point halftime lead. In that game, senior quarterback Kyle Connolly amassed 318 total yards, 260 of which came on the ground.
A week later against Cape & Islands League Atlantic Division rival Nauset, the Clippers fell one yard — and, in return, one point — shy of a win, 21-20. A four-yard Connolly touchdown run pulled his team within a point with roughly a minute remaining. Instead of playing for overtime, the team went for the win in front of the home crowd, but Connolly was stopped a yard short of the conversion to give the Warriors the league win.
For the Clippers' first game in November, Falmouth lost in a heart-breaking road shootout. Though the Mustangs won, 61-53, it took four overtimes to defeat the visiting Clippers on November 1. Connolly rushed for 229 yards and three touchdowns while fullback Cam Rowell racked up 109 yards and four scores. Injury was added to insult as Connolly hurt his ankle in the game that was the team's sixth-straight loss.
The losing skid stopped at a November 8th home game against Middleboro. With Rowell under center replacing the injured Connolly, the Clippers hung on for a 25-20 win. Rowell rushed for 212 yards and added four more touchdowns for the second-straight week to end the streak.
Falmouth opened the season with a 35-14 win against Dartmouth to christen their new synthetic field turf surface. They followed that up with a 35-29 win at home against Somerville. In their first season in the newly formed Cape & Islands League, the Clippers went 0-3 in Atlantic Division play.