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…


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: 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 43, Oilers 24: Pirates rely on offensive attack to earn 5th straight playoff berth

June 24, 2023

Ryan Martin NEFJ Correspondent WORCESTER – With the Indoor Football League standings and recent history in their favor, the Massachusetts Pirates earned their fifth consecutive playoff berth with a 43-24 win against the Tulsa Oilers Saturday night. After going 1-3 to start the 2023 IFL Season, the Pirates (9-3) have now rattled off eight straight wins, while Tulsa (1-12) dropped their ninth consecutive game. FINAL: @mass_pirates 43, Oilers 24 Pirates…


Pirates Preview: Tulsa Oilers (1-11) at Massachusetts Pirates (8-3)

June 24, 2023

Kickoff: The Pirates are back after having a bye week last week. They will look to finish the home schedule undefeated tonight against the struggling Tulsa Oilers. The Pirates won the first ever meeting between two teams last month, 49-28. Here three keys for the Pirates tonight. 1. Keep the good times going: The Pirates have been the best team in the IFL the past six weeks and they will look to…


Pirates Preview: Las Vegas Knight Hawks (4-6) at Massachusetts Pirates (7-3)

June 10, 2023

Kickoff: The Pirates will be looking to pick up their eighth win of the season tonight at home when they host the Las Vegas Knight Hawks. The Pirates picked up their best win of the season last week beating Frisco 72-58. Massachusetts hopes to continue their winning ways tonight. Here are three keys to the game. 1. No letdown:  Last week’s win was nice but the Pirates have to refocus and…


Pirates show the IFL they are the real deal with 72-58 statement win

June 4, 2023

By Tony Catalina WORCESTER – On an unseasonably cold June day in Worcester, two high-flying offenses were on fire at the DCU Center. The Pirates won an old fashioned 72-58 shootout against the IFL’s best team,  the Frisco Fighters. The two high-powered offenses lived up to their billing as two of the best in the league by getting off to fast starts. On the first drive of the game quarterback…


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…