Sioux City Stampede Look To Grow From Last Year’s Success

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The Sioux City Stampede made headlines last year in its inaugural season but the excitement from having a professional outdoor football team in Siouxland was quickly replaced by their accomplishments.  First year programs in any sport usually focus on building a team, branding themselves and trying to win games and that’s exactly what they did.

Last season started off how one would think a first year program would.  They lost their preseason game and then went 0-2 in the regular season and only scored 19 total points.  It wasn’t looking good for the team but with solid coaching and a determined team they quickly turned things around and became a force in the league.  They won their next 6 games and made it to the Midwest Football Alliance Championship Game but lost.

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Kicker Doug Lehman practices field goals.

This year they plan on finishing what they started.  They have a full roster of 65 guys and even had to turn away talented players.  They return MFA leading rusher Larry Taylor and have signed Tyler Phelan who is a 4 time MFA linebacker to help out their defense which already has multiple MFA all stars.   They have also signed multiple players from indoor leagues with professional experience to increase their scoring threat on offense.

With last year’s success and the talent they have put together they expect to bring home a championship this year for Siouxland and we are looking forward to it.  Good luck Sioux City Stampede.

The Stampede open the regular season tomorrow against the Sioux Falls Stallions at 1:15 at South Sioux City High School.  Head out there and support this awesome organization and great group of athletes.


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