Sioux City Bandits

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Sioux City Bandits
Sioux City Bandits logo.jpg
Founded 1999
Current season 2017
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)
Conference titles 1: (CIF: 2017)
Division titles 1: (UIF: 2005)
Playoff berths 12: (IFL: 2000; NIFL: 2004; UIF: 2005, 2006, 2008; APFL: 2011, 2012; CPIFL: 2013, 2014; CIF: 2015, 2016, 2017)
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.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Sioux City Bandits Roster
Quarterbacks
  • 11 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
  • 70 Marcus Miles
Linebackers
  •  6 Marlon Lobban
  • 18 Zac Schlueger

Defensive backs

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

Special teams

  • 60 Greg Conrey
Reserve lists
  • -- Kyle Cool QB (Susp.)
  • -- Jackson Dallas OL (Exempt.)
  • -- Ayrius Justin WR (Exempt.)

Rookies in italics
Roster updated June 6, 2017
23 Active, 3 Inactive

More rosters

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]

Note: The finish, wins, losses, and ties columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play.

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff Berth League Leader
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
Sioux City Attack
2000 2000 IFL Western Southern 3rd 9 5 0 Won Round 1 (Lincoln) 52–38
Lost Quarterfinal (Bismarck) 14–30
Sioux City Bandits
2001 2001 NIFL Central 6th 4 10 0
2002 2002 NIFL Pacific Northern 3rd 9 5 0
2003 2003 NIFL Pacific Northern 3rd 6 8 0
2004 2004 NIFL Pacific Northern 3rd 8 6 0 Lost Round 1 (Omaha) 40–46
2005 2005 UIF Northern 1st 13 2 0 Won Quarterfinal (Ohio Valley) 52–17
Won Semifinal (Tennessee Valley) 42–37
Lost United Bowl I (Sioux Falls) 38–40
2006 2006 UIF Western 3rd 6 9 0 Lost Quarterfinal (Rock River) 33–37
2007 2007 UIF Western 5th 3 12 0
2008 2008 UIF Eastern 3rd 4 10 0 Lost Quarterfinal (RiverCity) 33–37
2009 2009 IFL United Central 5th 5 9 0
2010 2010 IFL United Central West 4th 4 10 0
2011 2011 APFL 1st 12 0 0 Won Semifinal (Kansas) 54–20
Won APFL Championship (Iowa) 69–28
2012 2012 APFL 1st 12 0 0 Won Semifinal (Mid-Missouri) 61–28
Won APFL Championship (Council Bluffs) 56–34
2013 2013 CPIFL 3rd 10 2 0 Lost Semifinal (Salina) 28–29
2014 2014 CPIFL 2nd 9 3 0 Won Semifinal (Salina) 66–37
Lost Champions Bowl II (Wichita) 41–46
2015 2015 CIF 1st 9 3 0 Won Semifinal (Amarillo) 83–52
Won Champions Bowl I (Texas) 76–61
2016 2016 CIF Northern 3rd 7 5 0 Lost Round 1 (Bloomington) 45–65
2017 2017 CIF North 1st 9 3 0 Won Quarterfinal (Bismarck) 82–43
Lost North Conference Championship (Omaha) 45–55
Totals 139 102 0 All-time regular season record
11 9 All-time postseason record
150 111 0 All-time regular season and postseason record

* Season currently in progress

Records vs. opponents[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 (4-1) (3-0) (1-1) (1-0)
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 (5-8) (4-3) (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 (1-1) (1-0) (0-1) (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/Dallas 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 (17-20) (9-10) (8-10) (0-2)
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 (1-1) (1-0) (0-1) (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 (149-112) (92-44) (57-68) (11-9)

*= 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 APFL Coach of the Year (2011)
Erv Strohbeen 2012–present 56 16 .778 6 3 APFL Coach of the Year(2012)
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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