It has been a football journey from Pittsburg, California to Sioux City for Bandits linebacker Marlon Lobban, but whether it has been in college or indoor football the road has led to one thing -- championships.
This time it proved to be just a little too hard to beat the same team four times.
A touchdown with 11 seconds left gave the Omaha Beef the lead and an interception return for a score sealed it as they downed Sioux City 55-45 for the Northern Conference title in front of 2,407 fans at the Tyson Events Center on Saturday.
Less than an hour after a disappointing end to the season, Sioux City Bandits head coach Erv Strohbeen struggled to find words.
Quite a change of events for the Sioux City Bandits late in the second quarter.
Bismarck’s Tyler Floyd cruised into the end zone for a touchdown that would have provided a seventh first-half lead change. However, defensive lineman Devon Bridges knocked the ball loose and Bandits’ cornerback Cliff Stokes Jr. recovered the fumble.
The Sioux City Bandits are pleased to announce three players on the Champions Indoor Football (CIF) 2017 All-League Team roster. With the 2017 All-Conference Teams announced earlier this week recognizing the accomplishments of ten Bandits on the first and second teams, the All-League Team honors three Bandits.