Indoor Football League May 8, 2021 - 7:05 PM
Bismarck Event Center (Bismarck, ND)

Recap

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On May 8th the Pirates will travel to North Dakota to take on the Bismarck Bucks. The game is set to be played at the Bismarck Events Center with kickoff scheduled for 7:05 PM/ET. This will be the Pirates third consecutive road game to start the 2021 season. The Bucks, led by Head Coach Rod Miller, are coming off a disappointing 2019 season but expect to rebound.

There are several keys to the game for the Pirates. First, can quarterback Sean Brackett continue his IFL dominance? In 2019 Brackett threw for over 2,500 yards and 57 touchdowns against just 15 interceptions. Can newcomer Justin Stockton dazzle out of the backfield as he did as a starter for Texas Tech just a few seasons ago? How will an offensive line, consisting of a team-high eight positional players, work together in opening holes and providing enough time for Brackett to find open receivers, like Martavis Bryant and former Nebraska standout Alonzo Moore, downfield? Upfront, watch out for another newcomer, JD “Sack King” Griggs to penetrate the Bucks offensive line and make life difficult every time quarterback Richard Stammeti drops back to pass.

For the Bucks, a big question mark surrounds their new quarterback. Stammeti was originally signed for the 2020 season but is making his debut this season. Can he help bring playoff football back to North Dakota? The Bucks made the playoffs in both ‘17 and ‘18 but fell way short in 2019, finishing the season a dismal 2-12. The Bucks will also rely heavily on their defense, notably backfield trio Zuril Hendrick, Marcus Green, and Deion Carter. Back on offense, expect Stammeti to look for receivers Mike Carrigan and Jaiquis “JT” Stokes or to utilize running back Emanuel Jones out of the backfield.

One thing’s for certain, these two teams will be battling for early season dominance. Expect a high-scoring affair when the Pirates visit the Bucks.

Details

Date Time League Season
May 8, 2021 7:05 PM Indoor Football League 2021

Venue

Bismarck Event Center (Bismarck, ND)
315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

Results

Team1234OTT
Massachusetts Pirates020610036
Bismarck Bucks12060018

Massachusetts Pirates

# Player Position Comp Att Yds Rec Rec Yds TD Int Lng Fum Lost
2Khalid WootenDB0000000000
3Chucky WilliamsDB0000000000
5Ahmad DixonDB0000000000
6Laquvionte GonzalezWR0001400400
7Darren Carrington IIWR00021010600
9Santos RamirezDB0000000000
10Sean BrackettQB0000000000
11Aarion Maxey-PentonDB0000000000
15Alejandro BennifieldQB163018400504100
21Nick GibsonRB0000000000
23Justin StocktonRB0000000000
24Martrell SpaightLB0000000000
55Tavarus DantzlerLB0000000000
64Jordan McCrayOL0000000000
73Kendall BakerOL0000000000
74Marquis LucasOL0000000000
81Thomas OwensWR0008105104100
83Terrance WilliamsWR000565102100
91Toby JohnsonDL0000000000
92Da’Sean DowneyDL0000000000
99J.D. GriggsDL0000000000
 Total 1630184161848011300

Bismarck Bucks

Position Comp Att Yds Rec Rec Yds TD Int Lng Fum Lost
 112215111151204531
Comp
16
11
Att
30
22
Yds
184
151
Rec
16
11
Rec Yds
184
151
TD
8
2
Int
0
0
Lng
113
45
Fum
0
3
Lost
0
1