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Week Seven Preview: Cobras vs. Pirates

May 16, 2018 - National Arena League (NAL) - Carolina Cobras News Release

GREENSBORO- The Carolina Cobras (4-2) are taking on the Massachusetts Pirates (5-1) in the Greensboro Coliseum for their second head-to-head game this season on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The last time these two teams met in Greensboro, the Cobras ended the Pirates win streak with a score of 55-47. This past Saturday, the Cobras four game win streak was ended in a nail bitter against the Columbus Lions, who the Pirates beat in week 5.

Against the Lions last week, quarterback Charles McCullum had a slow start, but it didn't stop him from having a great game, throwing 21-of-38 for 237 yards and five touchdowns. An impressive receiver that got things started for the Cobras last week was Fabian Guerra, being McCullum's main target in the first half. Guerra finished the game with seven receptions for 73 yards. Receivers Guerra, Phillip Barnett (six receptions for 66 yards and two touchdowns), and Jordan Jolly (five receptions for 71 yards and three touchdowns) all averaged over 10 yards per catch.

Defensive back Jermaine Jones had the best game for the Cobras defensively with six tackles and one pass breakup. But when it came to the defensive line, the Cobras couldn't break the Lions offense except for a single sack by Defensive lineman Dwayne Beckford.

A major difference in this game from the last time these two teams saw each other is the quarterback situation in Massachusetts. Pirates Quarterback, Sean Brackett, was trying out for a team in the Canadian Football League and missed one week, which happened to be the first time these two teams met. Brackett has returned to the Pirates since the tryout and is looking for revenge against the Cobras.

This Saturday's game will be streamed live on YouTube. For more information on how to watch the game online check out the Cobras facebook page on game day. There will be a Buy One Get One Free Tickets which offer for all fans to attend this game to get this offer go to, you may also purchase tickets by visiting the arena box office.

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