The Sioux City Bandits hosted the Bismarck Bucks Saturday night, June 10, at the Tyson Events Center in the first round of CIF playoffs. This was the fifth time these two teams have met this season.
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.
On the eve of the Champions Indoor Football conference championship games set to commence this weekend, the CIF is proud to announce the 1st and 2nd team all-conference teams as voted upon by the coaches within each conference.
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.
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.