The Quad City Steamwheelers are preparing for their 2019 season.
Quarterback E.J. Hilliard is taking on more responsibility in his second-year with the Steamwheelers and coach Cory Ross' offense.
The Steamwheelers opened up training camp Monday, February 4 and followed it up with a press conference at the TBK Bank Sports Complex.
The Steamwheelers and Bandits were tied 24-24 at the half, but Sioux City pulled away in the second half to win it 54-46.
The Steamwheelers are getting ready for the first round of the playoff where they will take on Sioux City on the road June 16th.
The Steamwheelers defeated the Texas Power 86-6, and will play in the first round of the playoffs next weekend.
The Steamwheelers have one more game left before the playoffs begin, and the Steamwheelers have already won the game due to a forfeit earlier in the season, but it is still a learning opportunity for the team.
Vandervelde signed with the Steamwheelers earlier this week, and was a part of their 58-36 win over Omaha.
The Steamwheelers defeated the Omaha Beef Saturday on Military Appreciation Night.