Sioux City Bandits

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Sioux City Bandits
Sioux City Bandits logo.jpg
Founded 1999
Current season 2016
League IFL (2000)
NIFL (2001–2004)
UIF (2005–2008)
IFL (2009–2010)
APFL (2011–2012)
CPIFL (2013–2014)
CIF (2015–present)
Conference North (2017–present)
Division North (2002–2005)
West (2006–2007)
East (2008)
Central (2001, 2009)
Central West (2010)
Northern (2016)
Team history Sioux City Attack (2000)
Sioux City Bandits (2001–present)
Based in Sioux City, Iowa
Arena Sioux City Municipal Auditorium (2000–2003)
Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena (2004–present)
Colors Red, Black, Grey, & White
                   
Head coach Erv Strohbeen
Championships 3: (APFL: 2011, 2012; CIF: 2015)
Division titles 1: (UIF: 2005)
Playoff berths 11: (IFL: 2000; NIFL: 2004; UIF: 2005, 2006, 2008; APFL: 2011, 2012; CPIFL: 2013, 2014; CIF: 2015, 2016)
Mascot Slinger

The Sioux City Bandits are a professional indoor football team based in Sioux City, Iowa. The Bandits compete in Champions Indoor Football (CIF) as a member of the league's North Conference. The team was founded in 1999 as the Sioux City Attack. In 2001, the team assumed their current name of the Bandits. The Bandits joined the CIF as result of the merger in 2014. The Bandits play their home games at the Tyson Events Center.

History[edit]

In 2000, the Sioux City Attack joined the original Indoor Football League. After this season concluded, the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League bought out all but two of the league's teams. Once they were founded, the Sioux City Bandits assumed identity of the Attack. The organization has seen seven different leagues as the Attack played in the previously mentioned original IFL. The Bandits have played in the National Indoor Football League (NIFL), United Indoor Football (UIF), the new Indoor Football League (IFL),[1] American Professional Football League (APFL),[2] the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL),[3] and now Champions Indoor Football (CIF).[4] Notable team feats include the signing of former Sioux City running back Fred Jackson by the Buffalo Bills of the NFL.[5] 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 2005 United Indoor Football's 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 hosted the championship game facing their bitter rival Sioux Falls Storm. Sioux City had beaten Sioux Falls three times during the regular season, but ended up losing the championship game, 40-38.

Notable games[edit]

Date Information
Friday, March 31, 2000 This was the date of the first indoor football game in franchise history. The Sioux City Attack traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska, but lost, 40-27.
Saturday, April 8, 2000 This date marks the first time that the Attack won a game, a 47-31 victory over the Sioux Falls Cobras at the Sioux Falls Arena. This was the beginning of the Sioux City/Sioux Falls indoor football rivalry.
Friday, April 21, 2000 This was the first home game in franchise history, a 59-27 victory over the Wichita Warlords at the Sioux City Municipal Auditorium.
Sunday, August 14, 2005 This date marked Sioux City's first championship game. They played their arch rival, Sioux Falls Storm in which they lost a thrilling heartbreaker, 40-38 in front of 6,840 fans.
Saturday, April 5, 2008 This date marked a regular season game for Sioux City, in which they hosted the Colorado Ice. It is notable for being the highest attendance ever recorded at a Sioux City Bandits/Attack home game, at 5,956.
Sunday, May 29, 2011 Sioux City defeated 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.
Saturday, July 9, 2011 After they finished the regular season 12-0 and won in the semi-finals, Sioux City defeated the Iowa Blackhawks, to claim their first championship. The final score was 69-28, capping off a perfect 14-0 season.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 Sioux City won their second championship in a row, beating the Council Bluffs Express, 56-34, to earn yet another 14-0 season.
March 22, 2013 Sioux City won their 30th straight game. The milestone occurred over a 38-26 victory in a contest against the Kansas City Renegades. The streak would end at 31 with a loss at Omaha.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 Sioux City played in their fourth franchise championship game overall against the Wichita Wild in the CPIFL's Champions Bowl II. They lost 46-41.
Saturday, June 20, 2015 For the fourth time in five years, and fifth time overall, Sioux City played in their league's championship game. This year, it was the CIF's Champions Bowl I, as they hosted the Texas Revolution. They won 76-61, clinching their third franchise championship. All of these titles have come in a span of five years.

Notable players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Sioux City Bandits Roster
Quarterbacks
  • 10 Taylor Genuser

Running backs

  • 12 Dominique Carson
  • 24 Jeffrey Mack
  • 20 Drew Prohaska

Wide receivers

  •  2 Fred Bruno
  • 80 Anthony Eboreime
  •  8 Jeremiah Oates
  •  1 Maurice Young
Offensive linemen
  • 78 Darius Barnes
  • 55 Arthur Doakes
  • 64 Matt Rahn

Defensive linemen

  •  4 Devon Bridges
  • 60 Devin Groenhagen
  • 11 Westly Johnson
  • 96 Marvin Newkirk
Linebackers
  •  6 Marlon Lobban
  • 18 Zac Schlueger

Defensive backs

  •  9 Denzel Adams
  •  7 DeWayne Autrey
  •  3 Rahn Franklin
  •  5 Clifford Stokes
  • 15 Jemichael Williams

Special teams

  • 94 Greg Conrey
Reserve lists
  • -- Kyle Cool QB (Susp.)

Rookies in italics
Roster updated March 9, 2017
23 Active, 1 Inactive

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Bandits Ring of Honor[edit]

# Player Position Tenure Honored
60 Darwin Bishop OL/DL 2000-03 2003
3 Erv Whitehead WR 2000-02 2003
42 Matt Hughes LB 2000-02 2004
64 Carl Reinhardt DL/Coach 2000-03 2004
12 Jarrod DeGeorgia QB/Coach 2000, 2002-03, 2005 2006
40 Jesse Wavrunek DL 2000-05 2006
5 Fred Jackson RB 2004-05 2008
15 John Ostermeyer WR 2002-03, 2005-08 2010
68 Steve Schmidt OL/DL 2000-09, 2013-14 2010
55 Art Maulupe DL 2000-07 2010
73 Erv Strohbeen OL 2000-08 2010
51 Spetlar Tonga LB 2004-08, 2010-13 2015
1 Alex Ardley DB 2004-05, 2007-12 2016
5 Scott Jensen QB 2009-14 2017
10 Damon Mothershead WR 2007-16 2017

Season-by-season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Sioux City Attack (IFL)
2000 9 5 0 3rd South Won Round 1 (Lincoln 52-38)
Lost Quarterfinals (Bismarck 30-14)
Sioux City Bandits (NIFL)
2001 4 10 0 6th Central --
2002 9 5 0 3rd North --
2003 6 8 0 3rd North --
2004 8 6 0 3rd North Lost Round 1 (Omaha 46-40)
Sioux City Bandits (UIF)
2005 13 2 0 1st North Won Quarterfinals (Ohio Valley 52-17)
Won Semi-Finals (Tennessee Valley 42-37)
Lost United Bowl I (Sioux Falls 40-38)
2006 6 9 0 3rd West Lost Quarterfinals (Rock River 37-33)
2007 3 12 0 5th West --
2008 4 10 0 3rd East Lost Quarterfinals (RiverCity 37-33)
Sioux City Bandits (IFL)
2009 5 9 0 5th Central --
2010 4 10 0 4th Central West --
Sioux City Bandits (APFL)
2011 12 0 0 1st League Won Semi-Finals (Kansas 54-20)
Won APFL Championship (Iowa 69-28)
2012 12 0 0 1st League Won Semi-Finals (Mid-Missouri 61-28)
Won APFL Championship (Council Bluffs 56-34)
Sioux City Bandits (CPIFL)
2013 10 2 0 3rd League Lost Semi-Finals (Salina 29-28)
2014 9 3 0 2nd League Won Semi-Finals (Salina 66-37)
Lost Champions Bowl II (Wichita 46-41)
Sioux City Bandits (CIF)
2015 9 3 0 1st League Won Semi-Finals (Amarillo 83-52)
Won Champions Bowl I (Texas 76-61)
2016 7 5 0 3rd Northern Lost Round 1 (Bloomington 65-45)
2017 1 0 0 1st North
Totals (including playoffs) 141 107 0

*=Current Standing

vs Opponent[edit]

Opponent Overall Home Away Post.
Amarillo Venom (2-0) (2-0) (0-0) (1-0)
Billings Outlaws (1-8) (1-3) (0-5) (0-0)
Bismarck Blaze (1-1) (1-0) (0-1) (0-1)
Bismarck Bucks (0-0) (0-0) (0-0) (0-0)
Bismarck Roughriders (0-1) (0-0) (0-1) (0-0)
Black Hills/Rapid City Red Dogs (8-3) (6-2) (2-1) (0-0)
Bloomington Extreme/Edge (4-8) (3-3) (1-5) (0-1)
Cheyenne Warriors (2-0)* (1-0) (1-0)* (0-0)
Chicago Eagles (2-0) (1-0) (1-0) (0-0)
Colorado Ice (5-5) (4-1) (1-4) (0-0)
Colorado Lightning (2-0)* (1-0) (1-0)* (0-0)
Dodge City Law (1-1) (0-0) (1-1) (0-0)
Erie Invaders (1-0) (0-0) (1-0) (0-0)
Evansville BlueCats (2-1) (1-1) (1-0) (0-0)
Fairbanks Grizzlies (1-0) (1-0) (0-0) (0-0)
Fargo Freeze (1-0) (1-0) (0-0) (0-0)
Fort Wayne Freedom (1-2) (1-0) (0-2) (0-0)
Green Bay Blizzard (0-1) (0-1) (0-0) (0-0)
Iowa Blackhawks/Council Bluffs Express/Lincoln Haymakers (10-0) (6-0) (4-0) (2-0)
Johnstown Jackyls (1-0) (0-0) (1-0) (0-0)
Kansas City Matadors (1-0) (1-0) (0-0) (0-0)
Kansas City Phantoms (0-0) (0-0) (0-0) (0-0)
Kansas City Renegades (2-0) (1-0) (1-0) (0-0)
Kansas Koyotes (7-0) (4-0) (3-0) (1-0)
La Crosse Night Train (2-2) (1-1) (1-1) (0-0)
La Crosse Spartans (1-0) (0-0) (1-0) (0-0)
Lexington Horsemen (1-2) (1-1) (0-1) (0-0)
Lincoln Lightning/Capitols (4-5) (2-2) (2-3) (1-0)
Mesquite Marshals (0-1) (0-0) (0-1) (0-0)
Mid-Missouri Outlaws (5-0) (3-0) (2-0) (1-0)
Ohio Valley Greyhounds (3-0) (3-0) (0-0) (1-0)
Oklahoma Crude (2-0) (1-0) (1-0) (0-0)
Oklahoma Defenders (4-0) (2-0) (2-0) (0-0)
Omaha Beef (15-19) (9-8) (6-11) (0-1)
Peoria Pirates/Rough Riders (5-1) (2-0) (3-1) (0-0)
Saginaw Sting (1-0) (0-0) (1-0) (0-0)
Salina Bombers (5-2) (3-2) (2-0) (1-1)
Salina Liberty (2-0) (1-0) (1-0) (0-0)
Sioux Falls Cobras/Storm (9-21)* (4-9)* (5-12) (0-1)
Show-Me Believers/RiverCity Renegades/Rage (2-5) (1-2) (1-3) (0-1)
Southern Oregon Heat (0-1) (0-0) (0-1) (0-0)
Springfield Wolfpack (4-0) (2-0) (2-0) (0-0)
Stockton Wolves (1-0) (1-0) (0-0) (0-0)
Tennessee Valley/Rock River Raptors (2-1) (2-0) (0-1) (1-1)
Texas Revolution (1-0) (1-0) (0-0) (1-0)
Topeka Knights (1-1) (1-0) (0-1) (0-0)
Tri-City Diesel (4-5) (2-3) (2-2) (0-0)
Utah Warriors (1-0) (1-0) (0-0) (0-0)
West Michigan Ironmen (0-0) (0-0) (0-0) (0-0)
Wichita Force (2-3) (1-1) (1-2) (0-0)
Wichita Warlords (1-1) (1-0) (0-1) (0-0)
Wichita Wild (5-5) (4-1) (1-4) (0-1)
Wyoming Cavalry (2-1) (1-0) (1-1) (0-0)
Yakima Shockwave (0-1) (0-1) (0-0) (0-0)
Overall (140-105) (85-41) (54-64) (10-8)

*= Denotes a win due to opponent forfeit

Coaches[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Name Tenure Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L Win% W L
Jim Anderson 2000 9 5 .643 1 1
Phil Karpuk 2001 0 4 .000 0 0
Carl Reinhardt 2001-2003 19 19 .500 0 0
Art Haege 2004 4 4 .500 0 0
Ervin Bryson 2004 4 3 .571 0 1
Jose Jefferson 2005-2006 21 13 .618 2 2
Richard Britt 2007 0 1 .000 0 0
Roger Jansen 2007 3 6 .333 0 0
Tom Luxford/Pat Arens 2007 0 5 .000 0 0
Jarrod DeGeorgia 2008-2009 8 21 .276 0 1
Tommie Williams 2010 4 8 .333 0 0
Jarrod DeGeorgia/Erv Strohbeen 2010 0 2 .000 0 0
Butch Faulkenberry 2011 12 0 1.000 2 0
Erv Strohbeen 2012–present 48 13 .787 5 3 CPIFL Coach of the Year (2014)
CIF Coach of the Year (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sioux City team leaving IFL". www.billingsgazette.com. Billings Gazette. October 19, 2010. Retrieved December 31, 2016. 
  2. ^ Brad Pautsch (August 1, 2012). "Bandits leave APFL; looking to create new league". www.kitv.com. KITV Television. Retrieved December 31, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bandits to join Champions Professional Indoor Football League". www.kitv.com. KITV Television. August 11, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2016. 
  4. ^ Ethan Grant (December 3, 2014). "Revolutionary league: Shift from IFL to CIF opens up new rivalries, salary cap to franchise". www.starlocalmedia.com. Star Local Media. Retrieved December 31, 2016. 
  5. ^ Jeffri Chadiha (July 31, 2009). "Jackson's path leads to prime position". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved December 31, 2016. 

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