MUSTANGS CONTINUE TO SHOCK LEAGUE, SWEEP SIOUX CITY
The Gillette Mustangs beat the Sioux City Bandits by 10 points for the second time this season.
The 42-32 win was the team's seventh win of the season and sixth in Champions Indoor Football.
Gillette's slow but steady offense showed some sparks with 14 points in the first quarter. Through the majority of the season, the Mustangs offense has had to rely on defensive turnovers to rack up touchdowns in a quarter, but the offense was able to do it on its own on Saturday.
Mike Pina finished with two touchdowns passing, both to wide receiver Karonce Higgins. Pina also had two touchdowns on the ground.
The Bandits made progress in the second quarter, scoring two touchdowns of their own while the Mustangs only managed one. Gillette held a seven-point lead going into halftime.
The third quarter was another slow one offensively. The offenses combined for nine points, six from the Bandits and a field goal from the Mustangs.
Gillette bounced back in the fourth, putting up 18 points to the Bandits 12 and taking the win.
The Mustangs defense that has won games with sack and turnovers managed only one sack and one fumble in the game.
Gillette will return home for a Saturday game against the Rapid City Marshals, who the Mustangs beat 67-20 in the second week of the season.