Pirates Preview: Massachusetts Pirates (9-3) at Arizona Rattlers (9-4)

July 2, 2023

Kickoff: The Pirates wrap up the regular season on three game road trip starting tonight in Arizona against the Western Division leading Rattlers. The Pirates last played last Friday at home beating the Tulsa Oilers 43-24. The Pirates are 2-1 all-time against Arizona. Here are three keys to the game. 1. Russo or Bennifield? Both played last week with the return of Alejandro Bennifield from injury. I would play both…


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 advance to the United Bowl where they will face Arizona

September 6, 2021

The Massachusetts Pirates are one win away from being IFL champions in their inaugural season after beating the Frisco Fighters 43-22 last night. The Pirates will face the top seeded Arizona Rattlers for the United Bowl which will be played on Sunday in Arizona. The Pirates advanced thanks in large part to their running game and defense. Pirates running back Justin Stockton rushed for 109 yards and scored two touchdowns…