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Bandits keep playoff hopes alive with overtime win

ENID, Oklahoma (KTIV) — The Sioux City Bandits kept their playoff hopes alive in Champions Indoor Football with a 62-61 overtime win over the Oklahoma Flying Aces on Saturday night. Sioux City improves to 7-4 while Oklahoma drops to 2-9.

Both teams scored in overtime. Sioux City went ahead 62-55 after a touchdown and extra points. Cleburne scored a touchdown but their two-point conversion was no good. It was the Bandits’ second win over the Flying Aces this season. Sioux City also beat Oklahoma, 61-54, on May 11.

Sioux never trailed in the first half. In the first quarter, quarterback Dillon Turner connected with Andre London on a 44-yard touchdown pass to give Sioux City a 10-nothing lead.

On the first play of the second quarter, running back Todd Macon got into the endzone from a yard out to make it 17-3. Then it was back to the air. Turner threw an 18-yard strike to Londell Lee and Sioux City led 34-24 at the half.

The Bandits close the regular season at Omaha on Saturday, June 22. Sioux City beat the Beef, 43-32, in week two of the season.

Brad Pautsch

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