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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Historically, the Bears have been one of the most successful teams in Colorado’s 3A football division. The Bears have been West Slope League champs 4 of the last 7 seasons, while being second in the league the other three years. The Bears have posted a 70-15 record over the course of those seven seasons making the playoffs each year. Rifle also enjoyed a stretch of 13 consecutive playoff appearances, a state championship, a state runner-up, and four league championships between 1995 and 2007.
In 2014 the Bears qualified for their 4th state championship appearance in 11 seasons, losing to the Pueblo East Eagles in Pueblo.
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 34 Colorado state playoff appearances and have played in 63 total playoff games with a 31-31-1 all time playoff record in the single elimination tournament. The Bears are an impressive 16-10 in the playoffs since 2004.
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The Colorado High School Activities Association’s Legislative Council vote…
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Bears Football Camp Starts Tonight
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2016 All-Conference Team Announced
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