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Week Nine Preview: Mammoths vs. Pirates

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Mammoths seek revenge on Pirates

PORTLAND- The Maine Mammoths (1-5) host the Massachusetts Pirates (5-3), who recently lost to the Jacksonville Sharks in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Mammoths and Pirates faced each other three weeks ago in a 43-44 loss in overtime in Massachusetts. The Mammoths look to have what it takes against the Pirates, but they first have to execute on the field and use the home field advantage to their side.

Two weeks ago in Jacksonville against the Sharks, the Mammoths were leading at halftime, but it didn’t last very long as the Sharks held the Mammoths to three points in the second half. Quarterback Jonathan Bane threw for 163 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Wide Receiver Devin Wilson had an incredible game, as always, with five receptions for 63 yards and two touchdowns. The main target was Edgar Poe Jr. with 11 receptions for 61 yards and one touchdown.

The Mammoths defense looked strong, forcing Sharks Quarterback Adrian McPherson to throw two interceptions. Linebacker Niko Sierra recovered a fumble and one pass breakup. The incredible first half was promising for the Mammoths since they sent the game against the Pirates in overtime after a great first half. Mammoths Kicker, Henry Nell, attempted one Drop-Kick, but missed. He did make a Drop-Kick, but a penalty quickly wiped that away. The Mammoths special teams will look to have a great game against a roughed up Pirates team.

Saturday's game will be shown on YouTube Live and will be posted on the team’s social media pages. That will provide all the information on how to watch the game live on your phone or your computer.

The Mammoths are in Columbus, Georgia next week to take on the number one Columbus Lions (4-1) on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm (ET).

The Maine Mammoths are members of the National Arena League (NAL). Founded in 2017, the Maine Mammoths will play their inaugural season in 2018 at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME.  Mammoth Season Ticket Memberships are on sale now call (207) 228-1138 or visit mainemammoths.com. Follow the Mammoths on Facebook at facebook.com/mainemammoths, twitter.com/mainemammoths and, instagram.com/mainemammoths.

The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. The National Arena League will kick off its second season in April of 2018. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at chris@nationalarenaleague.com or Expansion Chairman Jeff Bouchy at jeff@nationalarenaleague.com. For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/natiionalarenaleague.

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