Force Pursue No. 1 Seed with Win over Sioux City Bandits
WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita Force will return to INTRUST Bank Arena on Saturday, May 28 to host the Sioux City Bandits for the second to last contest of regular season play.
In the pairs' last meeting, the Force ended the Bandits' five-game win streak with a 23-19 final score coming down to the final minute of play. The Force and Bandits fell silent on the scoreboard in the third with numerous field goal attempts and turnover on downs bringing end result to the fourth quarter.
The Force announced on Tuesday that WR Rashad Daniels departed from the team due to a full-time coaching position with Rutgers University. To fill his spot, the team signed WR Jarrell Kelley. At the beginning of this season, Kelley spent one game with the Salina Liberty where he played against the Force for the season opener. In that game, he recorded two receptions for 82 yards and one receiving touchdown. He also returned the opening kick-off for a 50-yard touchdown.
The Bandits return to action after a one-week bye following the team's loss to the Force. The Bandits rushing offense will continue to be a key component for the team's potential victory in hopes of knocking off the Force for the top spot.
Force Player to Watch: Defensive Line (Matt Moss, James McCartney, Chaquil Reed, Latavious Davis, Brandon Jenkins)
This week's potential win will come down to defense for the Force leading by the starting defensive linemen including Matt Moss, James McCartney, Chaquil Reed, Latavious Davis, and Brandon Jenkins.
The Bandits are No. 2 in the league for rushing offense averaging 102.4 yards per game and the Force will need the linemen to make major stops at the line of scrimmage in order to increase the team's win streak to five.
Bandits Player to Watch: RB Drew Prohaska
The Bandits will need Prohaska at the top of his game on Saturday in order to defeat the Force. Securing the No. 2 slot in the league for rushing offense, he will need to pull his 44.2 average rushing yards along with QB Chuck Wright's 88.7 passing yard average to take the top spot in the North Division.
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