Bandits cruise to 36-12 win behind a strong first half in Rapid City

by Matthew Stilwill

SIOUX CITY BANDITS (Sioux City, IA) -  The Sioux City Bandits defeated the Rapid City Marshals on Saturday, April 8th by a score of 36-12, thanks in large part to a strong first half. At the end of the first half, the Bandits were in firm control, up 24-0. Both teams traded scores throughout the second half, but the Bandits’ decisive first half proved to be the difference.

The Bandits were led by a strong rushing attack featuring Drew Prohaska and Fred Bruno. Prohaska rushed for 89 yards on 12 tries while finding the end zone twice. This included Drew Prohaska's 100th career rushing touchdown, an amazing professional football accomplishment. Bruno scored a touchdown to go along with 16 yards as well. The Bandits defense was also stout and led by Akel Beard as he recorded six tackles, two of them being tackles for loss, as well as a pass interception. Brandon Wright also forced an interception and recorded four tackles.

With the win the Sioux City Bandits remained just half a game behind the CIF-leading Omaha Beef, with an important showdown with Omaha looming on May 6th at the Tyson Events Center. The Bandits are off this week as they enjoy a bye week, and will return to action on April 22nd as they travel to Topeka to take on the Tropics.