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.
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).
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.
The Journal's Jeff Budlong and Charlie Hildebrand talk Sioux City Bandits football and their first-round playoff game against Quad Cities.
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.
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.
With the conclusion of the 2018 regular season, the teams vying for the Champions Indoor Football league championship have been established.
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.
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.