Phoenix Field at the DCU Center (Worcester, MA)

Pirates

37
win
34
loss
Tucson Convention Center (Tucson, AZ)

Tucson Sugar Skulls

Indoor Football League June 19, 2021 - 8:05 PM
Tucson Convention Center (Tucson, AZ)

Recap

On June 19th, the Pirates will hit the road to Arizona to take on the Tucson Sugar Skulls. The Sugar Skulls joined the IFL as an expansion team in 2019. They play their home games at the Tucson Convention Center. In the first season of operation, the team found success by making the playoffs with a 7-7 regular-season record. Unfortunately, they were defeated 50-47 by the eventual league champion Sioux Falls Storm in the first round of the playoffs.

Following the inaugural season, the Sugar Skulls parted ways with former head coach Marcus Coleman and hired Dixie Wooten to lead the team. Before joining the Sugar Skulls at the end of the 2019 season, Wooten had a 36-8 regular-season record in three seasons as head coach of the Iowa Barnstormers. He led his teams to the playoffs in all three years and won the 2018 United Bowl championship. It was the first league championship in Barnstormers franchise history. The success led Wooten to be named the IFL’s Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2018.

In October of 2020, the Sugar Skulls inked quarterback E.J. Hillard on the first day of unrestricted free agency. In his rookie year with the Quad City Steamwheelers, he led the IFL with 2,739 passing yards and 57 touchdowns, while only throwing three interceptions. His 187 passer rating was the best in the league. He added another 462 yards and 18 touchdowns rushing. His incredible rookie season earned him IFL Offensive Player of the Year honors.

Details

Date Time League Season
June 19, 2021 8:05 PM Indoor Football League 2021

Venue

Tucson Convention Center (Tucson, AZ)
260 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

Results

Team1234OTT
Massachusetts Pirates761410037
Tucson Sugar Skulls77137034

Massachusetts Pirates

# Player Position Comp Att Yds Rec Rec Yds TD Int Lng Fum Lost
2Khalid WootenDB0000000000
3Chucky WilliamsDB0000000000
4Martez CarterRB00031600700
5Ahmad DixonDB0000000000
6Laquvionte GonzalezWR000557102800
9Santos RamirezDB0000000000
10Sean BrackettQB0000000000
11Aarion Maxey-PentonDB0000000000
14Kwadarrius SmithWR000123002300
15Alejandro BennifieldQB142715200402800
16Josh GableK0000000000
27Harlan MillerDB0000000000
55Tavarus DantzlerLB0000000000
64Jordan McCrayOL0000000000
65Jared ThomasOL0000000000
74Marquis LucasOL0000000000
81Thomas OwensWR000556101700
91Toby JohnsonDL0000000000
99J.D. GriggsDL0000000000
 Total 1427152141526010300

Tucson Sugar Skulls

Position Comp Att Yds Rec Rec Yds TD Int Lng Fum Lost
 152714615146503032
Comp
14
15
Att
27
27
Yds
152
146
Rec
14
15
Rec Yds
152
146
TD
6
5
Int
0
0
Lng
103
30
Fum
0
3
Lost
0
2