Pirates survive late 23-22 over the Oilers

May 26, 2024

Image courtesy of the Mass Pirates LOWELL: The Massachusetts Pirates lost a heartbreaker last week to Northern Arizona 41-40 on a last second interception. Fast forward to a week later and it was the Pirates who made a play late to win a game.  Thanks to a game dealing interception by defensive back Cyrus Fagan, the Pirates prevailed 23-22 and improved 6-3 on the season. Massachusetts had pulled ahead late…


Pirates Preview: Tulsa Oilers (3-5) at Massachusetts Pirates (5-3)

May 25, 2024

The Pirates will look to snap their two game losing streak when they host the Tulsa Oilers this evening at Tsongas Arena. Coming off of losses to Iowa and Northern Arizona, the Pirates need a win badly.  Tulsa has lost its last three games. The Oilers are 3-5 and are in fifth place in the East. Both teams need a win to keep pace in the Eastern Conference.  The Pirates are…


Pirates Preview: Massachusetts Pirates (5-1) at Iowa Barnstormers (1-5)

May 11, 2024

The Pirates and Barnstormers will meet for the second time this season. Massachusetts won the first meeting at home on 54-29 on April 12th. The Pirates lead the all-time series 4-2.  Here are three keys to the game for the Pirates. 1. Pound Thomas and Robinson: The Pirates rushing attack has been one of the best in the IFL. Tavion Thomas is averaging 69.5 yards per game. Jimmie Robinson is…


Pirates Preview: Massachusetts Pirates (4-0) at Quad City Steamwheelers (1-2)

April 20, 2024

The Pirates kick off a three-game road trip tonight against the Quad City Steamwheelers at the Vibrant Arena at the MARK in Moline, Illinois. The Pirates are coming off of a 54-29 victory against the Iowa Barnstormers. Quad City enters the game with a win against Sioux Falls to open the season but they have lost their last two games against Green Bay and Frisco. The last time these two…


Pirates Preview: Sioux Falls Storm (0-1) at Massachusetts Pirates (2-0)

March 29, 2024

The Pirates will look to remain undefeated when they host the Sioux Falls Storm (0-1) at the Tsongas Center.  The Pirates (2-0) are coming off their home opening win last Saturday night in their first ever game in Lowell. The 26-21 win over the Jacksonville Sharks was the team’s fourth home opening victory in the six-year history of the franchise. The Pirates are 2-2 all-time against the Storm. They won…


Pirates Preview: Jacksonville Sharks (0-0) at Massachusetts Pirates (1-0)

March 23, 2024

Image courtesy of the IFL. The Pirates are coming into their home opener of a season opening 44-40 win at Green Bay. Massachusetts trailed at the half but came from behind to pick a much needed season opening win. The  2023 National Arena League (NAL) champions, Jacksonville Sharks are making their IFL debut. On paper this is a winnable game for the Pirates but Jacksonville has some talent. Here are three…


2024 Massachusetts Pirates Preview

March 17, 2024

The Massachusetts Pirates kick off the 2024 season on Sunday afternoon in Green Bay against the Blizzard. It has been a tumultuous off-season for the Pirates. After talk of leaving Massachusetts, the Pirates stayed and are moving from Worcester to Lowell. The Pirates also have a new head coach in Rod Miller who joins the Pirates after serving as the Defensive Coordinator for the Vegas Knight Hawks last season. The…


Pirates Preview: Massachusetts Pirates (9-7) at Sioux Falls Storm (9-7)

July 22, 2023

Kickoff: The Pirates open round one of the IFL Playoffs with a trip back to Sioux Falks to take on the Storm. The Pirates are on the road after losing 62-59 last week to Sioux Falls. It will not be easy but the Pirates know what to expect and they know they can win in this building. Here are three keys to tonight’s game. 1. Defense needs to play well: Sounds…


Road woes prove to be costly as Pirates lose to Storm

July 16, 2023

Image courtesy of the Massachusetts Pirates The Massachusetts Pirates finished the regular season with a tough 62-59 loss last night to the Sioux Falls Storm. With the loss, the Pirates will now be on the road next week for the first round of the IFL playoffs. The Pirates will have to go back to Sioux Falks to take on the Storm again. Massachusetts got off to a great start last…


Pirates Preview: Massachusetts Pirates (9-5) at Sioux Falls Storm (8-6)

July 15, 2023

Kickoff: The Pirates close the season in Sioux Falls against the Storm. This is the first meeting between the two teams this season. The Pirates won both match-ups against Sioux Falls last season winning 43-42 at home and 69-55 on the road. With a win, the Pirates would host a first round playoff game next week. Here are three keys to tonight’s game. 1. Come out firing: The Pirates have to be aggressive…