Well over 100 present and future Rifle Bears showed up for the 2014 Rifle Bears Football camp. The kids had a lot of fun and learned a lot of football over the course of the week.

Thanks to all of the kids who came out and worked so hard this week. A special thanks goes to all of the parents who brought their kids each night.

Football season is almost upon us but it is not too late to get involved.

Grades 3-6 can play for Rifle in the Mountain West Youth Football league. This is a full contact league that is devoted to teaching the fundamentals of the game. More information is available at http://www.mountainwestyouthfootball.com.

The city of Rifle provides a flag football league for grades 3-4. Visit http://www.rifleco.org for more information.

Grades 7-8 will play full contact football at Rifle Middle School.  More information will be made available to students during the first week of school.  Be aware that proof of a sports physical will be required to play.

Grades 9-12 will play at Rifle High School.  Practice will officially begin during the third annual Midnight Madness at Bears Stadium.  This practice will begin this coming Monday morning at 12:01 AM under the lights at Bears Stadium.  All 9-12 graders are encouraged to attend.  Players will need proof of a sports physical and an athletic fee in order to play of the Bears this season.  Students should ask any coach for more information.