The St. Ambrose football team opens the N-A-I-A national playoffs on the road this weekend at second ranked Sioux Falls. It is the fourth straight trip to the playoffs for the Fighting Bees who won the Mid-States Football Association Midwest League title after posting a victory against Trinity International.

Coach Mike Magistrelli says the Fighting Bees are playing their best at the right time. They have won six out of their last seven games. He says they got better and better as the season went on, and that allowed them to gain confidence.

They face a tough opener against Sioux Falls, as he says they are one of the top programs in the country and have been putting up some eye popping defensive statistics.

Magistrelli says anytime you are playing on the road, limiting turnovers is critical. He says they can decide the game when two good teams play. St. Ambrose finished the regular season 8-3.