Pirates Preview: Massachusetts Pirates (9-4) at Iowa Barnstormers(7-6)

July 2, 2022

The Pirates visit Iowa tonight after securing a playoff spot last week with a win 69-55 win over Sioux Falls. This will be the second meeting of the season between the two teams. The Pirates beat Iowa at home 36-22 on April 23rd. Here are three keys for the Pirates as they look to improve their standing in the playoff picture. 1. Keep it rolling offensively: The Pirates offense woke…


Pirates Preview: Green Bay Blizzard (5-7) at Massachusetts Pirates (7-4)

June 11, 2022

The Pirates will look to bounce back after a tough last minute loss to the Duke City Gladiators last Saturday night. After trailing early, the Pirates stormed back to take the lead in the fourth quarter only to see it disappear in the final minute of the game. Green Bay visits the DCU Center tonight. The last time these two teams, the Blizzard escaped with a 38-31 overtime win at…


Pirates Preview: Massachusetts Pirates (7-3) at Duke City Gladiators (5-5)

June 4, 2022

The Pirates are in Albuquerque, New Mexico tonight to take on the Duke City Gladiators in a pivotal match up for both teams. Massachusetts is currently in second place in the Eastern Conference behind the 8-2 Frisco Fighters. The Pirates need a win tonight to keep pace. Duke City on the other hand is 5-5. The Gladiators have won three in a row and are still in the playoff hunt…


Pirates: Bismarck Bucks (3-7) at Massachusetts Pirates (6-3)

May 28, 2022

The Pirates will look to make it two straight when they host the Bismarck tonight at the DCU Center. The Pirates are 4-0 all time against the Bucks. Bismarck is coming into the game riding a five game losing streak. Here three keys to the game. 1. Glass must step up again: Mike Glass will get the start in place of Alejandro Bennifield. Bennifield wasn’t on the pre-game injury report…


Pirates: Massachusetts Pirates (5-2) at Arizona Rattlers (6-1)

May 14, 2022

The Pirates continue their west coast trip with a visit to the Arizona Rattlers. The last time the Pirates were in Arizona, they won the IFL Championship. The Rattlers have the best record in the league and appear to once again be among the favorites to win the IFL title. This game will challenge the Pirates defense. A defense that has been inconsistent this season. They are going to need…


Pirates: Massachusetts Pirates (4-2) at San Diego Strike Force (2-4)

May 9, 2022

The Pirates will look to bounce back after a tough 46-44 home loss last week to the expansion Vegas Knight Hawks. The Pirates begin a brief two game west coast swing with their game tonight against the Strike Force. They travel to Arizona to take on the Rattlers on Saturday night. Here are three keys to tonight’s game. 1. Get the defense back on track: After a dominant performance against…


Pirates: Vegas Knight Hawks (2-4) at Massachusetts Pirates (4-1)

May 1, 2022

The Pirates bounced back last week with an impressive win over Iowa. The defense, which struggled against Green Bay, played lights out last week. Led by Lukas Denis’ three interceptions, the Pirates shut down the Barnstormers. The expansion Vegas Knight Hawks visit Worcester. Despite being 2-4, the Knight Hawks have been competitive. Here are three keys for the Pirates. 1. Bennifield is Back: Quarterback Alejandro Bennifield is back after missing…


Pirates: Iowa Barnstormers (3-1) at Massachusetts Pirates (3-1)

April 23, 2022

The Pirates return home tonight to host the Iowa Barnstormers in a crucial Eastern Division match up in the IFL. The Pirates 14 game winning streak was snapped last week in an upset loss to Green Bay. It was a tough overtime loss for Massachusetts but as we’ve seen with this team time and time again, they are resilient. Here are three keys to tonight’s game. 1. Defense must rebound:…


Pirates: Massachusetts Pirates (3-0) at Green Bay Blizzard (0-4)

April 16, 2022

The Pirates will look to win their 15th straight tonight when they visit the Green Bay Blizzard for a 7:05 pm kick off. Here are three keys to the game for the Pirates. 1. Play smart: The Pirates are playing arguably the worst team in the IFL. Green Bay has been competitive in their four losses but two of those games have come against Bismarck. The Bucks are not the…


Pirates: Massachusetts Pirates (2-0) At Bismarck Bucks (2-1)

April 10, 2022

The Pirates are coming off a 37-29 win over Quad City last week at home. Now they hit the road for their first road game of the season against an improved Bismarck team. The Bucks are 2-1 with two wins over Green Bay. Bismarck has struggled offensively but their defense has played well in their two wins. On paper, this is a winnable game for the Pirates but Bismarck will…