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Bandits ready to tackle Wild in Champions Bowl II

The Bandits are 1-1 against the Wild this season. The Bandits are 1-1 against the Wild this season.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - For the first time since 2012, the Sioux City will be playing for a championship.

The Bandits advanced to Champions Bowl II after defeating Salina 66-37 on Saturday.

Sioux City is now preparing to battle the defending CPIFL champs from Wichita.

These two squad are familiar with each other, splitting the season series.

However, it's the Bandits season finale 59-54 loss to the Wild that has them believing they can come home with the title.

Sioux City dug itself into a 32-12 halftime hole, but used a monster second half to pull within three late in the fourth quarter.

Their resiliency, has Head Coach Erv Strohbeen believing the Bandits can finish the job the second time around.

"You know this team right now is on a roll," Head Coach Erv Strohbeen said.  "We're super confident going in there that we can be the first team to beat this Wichita Wild squad since 2012 at their home arena.  While it'd be nice to win in front of our fans, it'd be nice to break their home winning streak and win a championship there."

Champions Bowl II kicks off at 7:05. It is also being broadcast on line. For details click here:
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