04/10/2018 1:36 PM
WORCESTER- The Maine Mammoths (0-1) travelled to Worcester, MA to face the Massachusetts Pirates (1-0) in the season opener, in which the Mammoths lost 24-51. Both teams entered their first game in team history.
The Mammoths had a historic start, scoring a touchdown on not only the first-ever drive in team history, but the first-ever pass in team history. The touchdown came from a five yard pass from quarterback Jonathan Bane to wide receiver Devin Wilson, giving the Mammoths a quick lead and early momentum. That lead, however, didn’t last long because the Pirates, led by Quarterback Sean Brackett kept scoring to send the game into halftime with a 12-26 score.
Later in the game, the Mammoths and Pirates exchanged touchdowns, including a Mammoths touchdown pass thrown from quarterback Jonathan Bane to again, wide receiver Devin Wilson however, Maine only got as close as eight points from tying the game.
Several costly turnovers allowed the Pirates to pull away, get a victory, and send the Mammoths back to Portland, ME with a 27-point loss and the rest is history.
The Mammoths host the Carolina Cobras (0-1) on Saturday, April 14 at 7:00 pm (ET) for Tusk-A-Ritaville at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME.
ABOUT THE MAINE MAMMOTHS
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.
ABOUT NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Expansion Chairman Jeff Bouchy at email@example.com. For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/natiionalarenaleague.