Pirates Preview: Massachusetts Pirates (9-4) at Northern Arizona Wranglers (6-7)

July 8, 2023

Kickoff: The Pirates continue their west coast swing to end the season tonight in Norrhern Arizona against the Wranglers. The Pirates lost a tough one last week at Arizona, 52-43. It was a game marred with controversy after some issues between the teams. As for the Wranglers, the Pirates are only facing them for the second time. Massachusetts beat NAZ in their only meeting in 2021 51-16. Here are three keys…


Pirates Preview: Frisco Fighters (8-1) at Massachusetts Pirates (6-3)

June 3, 2023

Kickoff: The Pirates host the best team in the IFL tonight in the Frisco Fighters. Frisco is 8-1 on the season and already have a win over the Pirates, a 56-39 win on April 15th in Frisco. The Pirates have won three straight thanks to an explosive offense and a defense that is playing much better of late. The Pirates are undefeated at home and lead the all-time series between the…


Pirates Preview: Massachusetts Pirates (5-3) at Tulsa Oilers (1-7)

May 27, 2023

Kickoff: The Pirates will look to make it two wins in a row when they visit the Tulsa Oilers for the first time. This will be the first meeting between the two teams. Here three keys to the game. 1. Keep it rolling on O: Pirates’ quarterback Anthony Russo was 17 of 22 passing for 228 yards and seven touchdowns in last week’s win over Quad City. The offense is…


Pirates Preview: San Diego Strike Force (3-12) at Massachusetts Pirates (10-5)

July 16, 2022

The Pirates wrap up the regular season at home tonight against the San Diego Strike Force. The Pirates have secured a home playoff game next week in the first round of the IFL playoffs. Before they get there however, they need to beat the Strike Force. The Pirates won the first match up between these two teams in Week 7 51-30. Here are three keys for the Pirates tonight. 1….


Pirates Preview: Massachusetts Pirates (9-5) at Bay Area Panthers (1-13)

July 9, 2022

The Pirates travel to the Bay Area tonight to take on the worst team in the IFL, the Bay Area Panthers. Winnable games come in handy this time of year so playing the Panthers now is beneficial. With a win, the Pirates would host a home playoff game. Here are three keys for the Pirates tonight. 1. Get off to a good start offensively: The Pirates need to get off…


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 (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…