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2018 CIF Board of Directors Awards
2018 CIF Board of Directors Awards
June 29, 2018

Congratulations on the individual awards Darrian Miller, Solomon St. Pierre, and Greg Conry!

Bandits to Face Duke City in Title Game
Bandits to Face Duke City in Title Game
June 26, 2018
By Staff Writer; Sioux City Journal

The Sioux City Bandits will travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico to face Duke City in the Champions Indoor Football league title game on Saturday at 7:05 p.m.

Bandits Ready to Play for CIF Championship
Bandits Ready to Play for CIF Championship
June 25, 2018
By Charlie Hildebrand; Sioux City Journal

Tom Petty was right. Sometimes waiting is the hardest part.

After the Sioux City Bandits defeated the Salina Liberty 45-39 to win the North Conference championship of the Champions Indoor Football league Saturday night, they had to wait until late Monday night to find out who their opponent would be in the Champions Bowl.

Libery Seek Berth in Finals
Libery Seek Berth in Finals
June 22, 2018
By Bob Davidson, Salina Journal

They were the North Division’s top two teams during the regular season.

Saturday night, the Salina Liberty and Sioux City Bandits will determine who’s best — the prize a chance to play for the Champions Indoor Football title.

Bandits Ready for Rematch With Salina
Bandits Ready for Rematch With Salina
June 21, 2018
By Jeff Budlong; Sioux City Journal

The Sioux City redemption tour continues with a road trip.

Sioux City opened up the playoffs last week with a 54-46 victory over Quad Cities, now the Bandits play for the North Conference title Saturday against Salina. Both Quad Cities and Salina handed Sioux City a loss during a three-game skid that was sandwiched by a four-game winning streak before it and the current six victories the team has enjoyed since.

St. Pierre Has Impressive Numbers for Bandits
St. Pierre Has Impressive Numbers for Bandits
June 20, 2018
By Charlie Hildebrand; Sioux City Journal

Sometimes the best praise can come from rivals.

Sioux City Bandits head coach Erv Strohbeen recently was at Wayne State for a football camp with his son. Wayne State head coach Dan McLaughlin was curious how Strohbeen got current Bandits safety and former University of Sioux Falls star cornerback Solomon St. Pierre.

Bandits Advance in the CIF Postseason
Bandits Advance in the CIF Postseason
June 17, 2018
By Jesse Krull; SiouxlandProud.com

The Bandits advance to the CIF semifinals with a 54-46 victory over Quad City Saturday night at the Tyson Events Center.

Sioux City will travel to Salina Saturday night for a chance at a spot in the CIF title game. The Liberty took the lone meeting between the two, 60-58, back on April 28. This game gets underway at 6:30 p.m.

Miller, Bandits Defeat Quad Cities
Miller, Bandits Defeat Quad Cities
June 17, 2018
By Charlie Hildebrand; Sioux City Journal

Sioux City's offense was a bit sloppier and less efficient than the last few weeks, but the Bandits gutted out a 54-46 win over the Quad Cities Steamwheelers in the opening round of the CIF playoffs at the Tyson Events Center here Saturday.

Bandits Bounce Quad City in Playoff Opener
Bandits Bounce Quad City in Playoff Opener
June 16, 2018
By Mark Freund; KTIV.com

Darrian Miller scored five touchdowns, the Bandits outscored Quad City 28-15 in the fourth quarter and Sioux City beat the Steamwheelers on Saturday, 54-46.

Miller scored every Bandits touchdown in the first half, but Quad City kept the pace. Quarterback EJ Hilliard accounted for all three Steamwheelers touchdowns in the first half (two passing, one rushing).

Bandits Bounce Wheelers from Playoffs
Bandits Bounce Wheelers from Playoffs
June 16, 2018
By Staff Report; Quad City Times

A fast start was spoiled Saturday night by a disappointing finish for the Quad-City Steamwheelers.

The local Champions Indoor Football squad saw their season ended by the Sioux City Bandits, 54-46 in a playoff opener at the Tyson Events Center.

PODCAST: Sioux City Bandits Playoff Podcast
PODCAST: Sioux City Bandits Playoff Podcast
June 16, 2018
By Jeff Budlong & Charlie Hildebrand; Sioux City Journal

The Journal's Jeff Budlong and Charlie Hildebrand talk Sioux City Bandits football and their first-round playoff game against Quad Cities. 

Bandits Firing on All Cylinders
Bandits Firing on All Cylinders
June 15, 2018
By Jeff Budlong; Sioux City Journal

When a championship is the goal every season finishing without one the past two seasons always makes it tough to take. Saturday the Sioux City Bandits will look to take their first step to adding to their collection of three titles.

Bandits Are One of the Most Well-Rounded Teams in CIF Playoffs
Bandits Are One of the Most Well-Rounded Teams in CIF Playoffs
June 11, 2018
By Mark Freund; KTIV Channel 4

The Bandits had a streaky regular season. Sioux City won four straight games, then lost three in a row, before finishing with five consecutive wins.

Quest for Champions Bowl IV Begins Sponsored by Baymont Inns & Suites
Quest for Champions Bowl IV Begins Sponsored by Baymont Inns & Suites
June 10, 2018
By CIF

With the conclusion of the 2018 regular season, the teams vying for the Champions Indoor Football league championship have been established.

Bandits Win; Will Host Quad Cities in Playoffs
Bandits Win; Will Host Quad Cities in Playoffs
June 9, 2018
By Charlie Hildebrand; Sioux City Journal

Darrian Miller ran for 117 yards on 17 carries, Liam Nadler threw six touchdowns passes and the Sioux City Bandits defeated the Bismarck Bucks 71-50 in Sioux City’s final Champions Indoor Football game of the regular season at the Tyson Events Center here Saturday.

Bandits Playing for Top Seed Against Bismarck
Bandits Playing for Top Seed Against Bismarck
June 8, 2018
By Jeff Budlong; Sioux City Journal

It is not nine straight wins, but there is no denying that it feels like something very similar is in the process of happening.

In 2015, the Sioux City Bandits began their season 2-3 before not losing again over the course of their next nine games to claim the Champions Indoor Football Championship.

Virgies Wastes No Time Helping Bandits
Virgies Wastes No Time Helping Bandits
May 29, 2018
By Charlie Hildebrand; Sioux City Journal

On Memorial Day weekend, many people leave for vacation or go to parties. But Daryl Virgies, the recent running back signee for the Sioux City Bandits, was watching film.

Virgies didn’t watch much film until 2017, when he signed an NFL futures contract with the New York Giants.

Bandits Blow Out Omaha for Third Straight Win
Bandits Blow Out Omaha for Third Straight Win
May 26, 2018
By Journal Staff, Sioux City Journal

Liam Nadler threw for 164 yards and five touchdowns and the Sioux City Bandits won their third straight game by dominating the Omaha Beef 77-31 in a Champions Indoor Football contest at Ralston Arena here Saturday.

Fresh Off a Bye, Bandits Ready for Omaha
Fresh Off a Bye, Bandits Ready for Omaha
May 24, 2018
By Jeff Budlong; Sioux City Journal

The Sioux City Bandits were ready for a bye week after playing nine straight weeks. Now they hope they don’t have another one for six more.

Of course, that would come after the Champions Indoor Football league championship game.

Bandits Enjoy Offensive Explosion Against Phantoms
Bandits Enjoy Offensive Explosion Against Phantoms
May 13, 2018
By Charlie Hildebrand; Sioux City Journal

New signee Daryl Virgies ran for 97 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries and the Sioux City Bandits smothered the Kansas City Phantoms 77-26 in a Champions Indoor Football game at the Tyson Events Center here Saturday.