Sioux City Bandits

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Sioux City Bandits
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Founded 2000
League IFL (2000)
NIFL (2001-2004)
UIF (2005-2008)
IFL (2009-2010)
APFL (2011-2012)
CPIFL (2013-present)
Team history Sioux City Attack (2000)
Sioux City Bandits (2001-present)
Based in Sioux City, Iowa
Arena Gateway Arena, Tyson Events Center
Colors Black, Red, Silver, & White
                   
Head coach Erv Strohbeen
Championships 2: (APFL: 2011, 2012)
Division titles 1: (UIF: 2005)
Playoff berths 9: (IFL: 2000 NIFL: 2004 UIF: 2005, 2006, 2008 APFL: 2011, 2012 CPIFL: 2013, 2014)
Mascot Billy the Bandit

The Sioux City Bandits are a professional indoor football team and a charter member of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League. Based in Sioux City, Iowa, the Bandits play their home games at the Tyson Events Center.

History[edit]

The Sioux City Bandits organization has seen six different leagues as the Bandits having played in the original Indoor Football League as the Sioux City Attack, the National Indoor Football League, the United Indoor Football Association, the new Indoor Football League, American Professional Football League, and now the Champions Professional Indoor Football League.

Notable team feats include the signing of former Sioux City running back Fred Jackson to the 2006 Buffalo Bills (NFL). Jackson was allocated by the Bills to play in the NFL. Upon returning for NFL training camp, Jackson was selected to be just one of 8 on the teams practice squad. Jackson is currently listed on the Buffalo Bills 53 man roster. Jackson, out of Coe College, was the 2004 - 2005 United Indoor Football's (UIF) league leading rusher in which he set an Indoor Football record for most yards in a single season with more than 1,700. That year the Bandits went into the championship game facing division rival Sioux Falls. Sioux City had beaten Sioux Falls 3 times during the regular season, but ended up losing the championship game.

Notable games[edit]

  • April 1, 2000 Sioux City (then known as the Attack) played their first game in franchise history, a 40-27 loss to the Lincoln Lightning.
  • April 8, 2000 Sioux City earns their first win in franchise history. The final score was a 47-31 win against the Sioux Falls Cobras.
  • April 21, 2000 Sioux City plays their first home game in franchise history. The final score resulted in a 59-27 victory over the Wichita Warlords.
  • March 19, 2005 This was Fred Jackson's debut game. He had fifteen runs for fifty-four yards on three touchdowns, averaging 3.6 yards per carry. Sioux City was victorious in a 57-29 romp over the Black Hills Red Dogs.
  • May 29, 2011 Sioux City defeats the Kansas City Matadors, 112-0. This was the first time in franchise history in which they did not allow any points. It was also the first time the franchise scored over 100 points. It is still their highest score to date.
  • July 9, 2011 Sioux City defeats Iowa Blackhawks, for their first championship. The final score was 69-28.
  • July 15, 2012 Sioux City wins their second championship in a row, beating the Council Bluffs Express, 56-34.
  • March 22, 2013 Sioux City wins their 30th straight. The milestone occurred over a 38-26 victory in a contest against the Kansas City Renegades.
  • March 2, 2014 Sioux City plays first overtime home game (which used slightly altered NCAA football rules) in franchise history. Frederick Bruno of the Bandits scored 5 touchdowns that day (two of which were kick-off returns), pushing them to overtime. The result was back-and-forth with 9 lead changes. But Sioux City fell short after failing to respond to the Salina Bombers touchdown in their period. The final was a 77-70 loss to Salina.

Current roster[edit]

Sioux City Bandits Roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Injured Reserve

Transfer List

  • Currently vacant

Refuse to Report

  • Currently vacant


Roster updated May 22, 2014
Transactions
27 Active, 3 Inactive


More CPIFL rosters

Season-By-Season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Sioux City Attack (Indoor Football League)
2000 9 5 0 3rd WC Southern Won Round 1 (Lincoln)
Lost Quarterfinal (Bismarck)
Sioux City Bandits (NIFL)
2001 4 10 0 6th Pacific Central --
2002 9 5 0 3rd Pacific Northern --
2003 6 8 0 3rd Pacific Northern --
2004 8 6 0 3rd Pacific North Lost Round 1 (Omaha)
Sioux City Bandits (UIF)
2005 13 2 0 1st North Won Round 1 (Ohio Valley)
Won Semifinal (Tennessee Valley)
Lost United Bowl I (Sioux Falls)
2006 6 9 0 3rd West Lost Round 1 (Rock River)
2007 3 12 0 5th West --
2008 4 10 0 3rd East Lost Round 1 (River City)
Sioux City Bandits (IFL)
2009 6 9 0 5th United Central --
2010 4 10 0 4th Central West --
Sioux City Bandits (APFL)
2011 12 0 0 1st League Won Semifinal (Kansas)
Won APFL Championship (Iowa)
2012 12 0 0 1st League Won Semifinal (Mid-Missouri)
Won APFL Championship (Council Bluffs)
Sioux City Bandits (CPIFL)
2013 10 2 0 1st League Lost Semi-Finals (Salina)
2014* 9 3 0 2nd League Won Semi-Finals (Salina)
Lost Champions Bowl II (Wichita)
Totals 122 95 0 (including playoffs)

* = Current Standing ≈

2013[edit]

Season Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results
Final Score Team Record
1 Bye
2 March 15 (Fri) 7:05pm @Bloomington Edge 62-56 1-0
3 March 22 (Fri) 7:05pm Kansas City Renegades 38-26 2-0
4 March 29 (Fri) 7:05pm @Lincoln Haymakers 42-20 3-0
5 April 6 (Sat) 7:30pm @Omaha Beef 26-32 3-1
6 April 12 (Fri) 7:30pm @Salina Bombers 46-43 4-1
7 Bye
8 April 27 (Sat) 7:05pm Omaha Beef 24-38 4-2
9 May 4 (Sat) 7:30pm @Kansas City Renegades 51-42 5-2
10 May 11 (Sat) 7:05pm Mid-Missouri Outlaws 56-6 6-2
11 May 18 (Sat) 7:05pm Lincoln Haymakers 24-17 7-2
12 May 25 (Sat) 7:05pm Wichita Wild 46-21 8-2
13 June 1 (Sat) 7:05pm @Kansas Koyotes 55-8 9-2
14 June 8 (Sat) 7:05pm Bloomington Edge 48-36 10-2

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