Coach Ameer and his gang of swashbucklers are coming off their bye week with high aspirations. Taking a week off after a win over the Maine Mammoths the Massachusetts Pirates need another to keep the momentum to finish out the season. Amazingly, the Massachusetts Pirates went nine weeks of hard fought battles before their first rest, most of which were on the road. Nevertheless, they need more than a weekend on the couch to get refreshed for the number two team in the National Arena League.
When these two teams last met in week five, the Lions were the best team in the league and coming off a big win over the Jacksonville Sharks. Skip Seda and the Lions front office put together a stronger offensive than the inaugural 2017 NAL season. However, with home field advantage and four weeks of experience the Pirates came out on top 37-44 in spectacular fashion.
According to a press release from Team Pirates, written by Mick Moninghoff:
Head Coach Ameer Ismail say’s the key is to keep up the cardio. “Coming off a bye week some teams tend to get winded,” the coach said. “You do lose a percentage of your lung capacity. During the off week we watched film, studied and stayed in shape but we’ll start this week with a purpose and focus on extra conditioning.”
This is very reassuring for Pirate Nation that hopes to witness another home win against a strong Lion’s team. During the game the Pirates will be honoring “Hometown Heroes: Military, Police Fire, Medical, and Teachers” with a flag football game between the Worcester Police Officers and Firefighters! The Pirates/Lions game will air on Youtube live at 7pm or on NESNPlus on June 19th at 7pm!