Welcome to riflefootball.com. Rifle High School football is proud of its winning tradition and its impact on high school football in the state of Colorado.
Rifle High School is located in Rifle Colorado, is a 3A school (in football) and plays in the Western Slope Conference. The Bears are coached by Damon Wells.
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“Rifle Football 2013 – Episode 2 – Glenwood” is our current featured video.
Historically, the Bears have been one of the most successful teams in Colorado’s 3A football division. The Bears have led the West Slope League in wins in each of the last three seasons. In 2011 and 2012, Rifle was the outright league champion, in 2013 Rifle and Palisade finished tied atop the league standings, but the Bulldogs won the Championship based on the league’s tie-breaking rules. The Bears have posted a 32-5 record over the course of the last 3 seasons. Rifle enjoyed a stretch of 13 consecutive playoff appearances, a state championship, a state runner-up, and four league championships between 1995 and 2007.
In 2012 the Bears rode a 13-0 record to the state finals where they were upset by Silver Creek. Despite finishing fourth in the Western Slope Conference in 2004 and 2005, the Bears appeared in two consecutive 3A state championship games, and brought home the state title in 2004. The Bears also won the state title in 1973 and 1961.
In all, the Bears have 30 Colorado state playoff appearances and have played in 55 total playoff games with a 27-27-1 all time playoff record in the single elimination tournament. The Bears are an impressive 16-12 in the playoffs since 1998.
2013 Season Comes to a Close as Rifle Falls to Coronado
The game started out looking like a rout in favor of the Bears. Scoring 17 unans…
Video Highlights: Rifle vs. Glenwood Springs 2013 – Episode 2
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Rife vs. Coronado Pregame
The Bears will travel to Colorado Springs to take on 9-1 Coronado High School Co…
From the Archives – Rifle Football in the 1990s
Highlights of Rifle Bears Football 1990 – 1999: Rifle Bears Football …
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