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…


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

April 3, 2022

The Pirates are back in action after three weeks off. They beat rival Frisco 30-27 in a low scoring affair by IFL standards. Today, they face the Quad City Steamwheelers who beat Iowa 46-24 last week in their home opener. The Steamwheelers have won 5 of their last 7 games dating back to 2019. Conversely, the Pirates have won have won 12 in a row dating back to last season….


Pirates: Defending IFL champion Pirates kick off the 2022 season on Saturday night

March 13, 2022

The Massachusetts Pirates will kick off the 2022 season on Saturday night against the Frisco Fighters. The two teams have developed quite the rivalry since last season. The two teams met three times last season. The defending champion Pirates did go through some changes since last season. Head Coach and former Patriots running back Patrick Pass is no longer head coach. Pass is in the front office now as the…


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…


Pirates Preview: Frisco Fighters (10-3) at Massachusetts Pirates (11-3)

September 4, 2021

Opening Kickoff: The Pirates will host the Frisco Fighters in the semifinal round of the IFL playoffs. Both teams are in their inaugural season and both organizations have made quite an impression this season. The two teams split the two regular season meetings with each team winning at home. The Fighters beat the Pirates 40-33 and the Pirates beat the Fighters 38-37 a couple of weeks later. One game separated…