In what can only be described as a miracle on the blue turf, the Massachusetts Pirates pulled off a big win over the Carolina Cobras. I’ll forego the specific details in lieu of my recommendation to fire up the computer and watch it for yourself.
Sean Brackett and the Pirates have pulled off some amazing last minute heroics in their debut season, but this one will go down as the best. With only a minute left in the game and down by 3 (50-53) Brackett and company march down the field. From the 9 yard line and 5.8 seconds left-a pass to Levon Pearson gains 2 and a half yards. This leaves Bracket with 1.7 seconds just inside the 7 yard line. Does Coach Ameer Ismail go for the game tying field goal? Yeah, right! This is the Pirates…
Brackett breaks the huddle and turns to the so-called 9th man (the hysterical Worcester fans) and pumps them up with a couple of arms waves. He returns to the far hashmark, with Mardy Gilyard on the near side boards, Brown on the far side and Pearson in the middle. Brown goes in motion, around Brackett and up the middle. After the snap, Brackett takes two steps back and unloads a high-ball deep into the far corner of the DCU Center to a wide open Devonn Brown for an “OMG, DID HE JUST CATCH THAT?!” touchdown. A greater sight in football I can’t recall.
Kudos to the boys in blue who keep us Arena Football fans on the edge of our seats with big plays and big wins!! Next week, the Pirates travel to Jacksonville, Florida for a faceoff with the Sharks as the number one team in the National Arena League. Tune into NAL Youtube channel at 7pm for all the action!