Sioux City's first semi-pro football team holds tryouts
By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
The Stampede will hold another set of tryouts in January or February.
Beginning in May, the Stampede will be the first, 11-man semi-pro football team right here in Sioux City.
They held their first tryout on Sunday.
Roughly 40-guys came out to the Four Seasons Health Club and participated in a number of drills in the hopes of making the roster.
The Stampede will be one of 10 teams in the Midwest Football Alliance, which will feature teams like the Iowa Sharks from Sutherland, Iowa, and squads from South Dakota, Nebraska and Missouri.
"The closest semi-pro team from Sioux City is about an hour, to an hour and a half away," Co-Owner Chad Hueschen said. "We knew there was a lot of guys in Sioux City that wanted to play football but they have a full-time job and they just don't have the time to travel an hour for practice or for games."
Anyone 18 and older is invited to come out.
The team will have another set of tryouts in January or February.
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