Beaumont Drillers

News & Press Releases

Pigskin Hopefuls
11/25/02 Beaumont Enterprise
Tommy Clark hadn't slept in more 29 hours and was coming straight off the nightshift at his job as a boilermaker, but that didn't stop him from showing up early Saturday to try out for the Beaumont Drillers

New ticket outlet for Driller home games
11/14/02 Drillers Press Release
The Beaumont Drillers are pleased to announce the addition of the Beaumont Civic Center as a ticket outlet

Opportunity knocks
11/12/02.The Beaumont Enterprise
BEAUMONT - With just four months remaining before the March 15 season opener, the new Beaumont Drillers indoor football team is preparing to introduce the sport to Southeast Texas.

Beaumont Drillers announce schedule
11/13/02 Drillers Press Release
The Beaumont Drillers will open their inaugural season on March 5, 2003 against the Tupelo Fire Ants

Drillers announce ticket sales
11/11/02 Drillers Press Release
Beaumont Drillers announced today that season tickets for the 2003 season are now on sale.

Drillers tryouts November 23rd
11/11/02 Drillers Press Release
The first open tryout for the NIFL’s Beaumont Drillers will be held Saturday, November 23 at Fairpark Coliseum in Beaumont, TX

Beaumont area football team gets mascots and head coach.
11/08/02 Beaumonnt Enterprise
BEAUMONT - From its name to its coaching staff, the new Beaumont Drillers indoor football team will reflect its new home, team officials said Wednesday.

Beaumont now Drillers. Diaz to lead
11/.06/02 Drillers Press Release
Lynn Linderman’s entry of Beaumont Drillers was selected as the winning entry for the Name the Team contest sponsored by NBC affiliate KBTV, channel 4. The team name and logo were revealed today in a press conference held at the Home of the Beaumont Drillers, the Beaumont Hilton.

Move to Beaumont ends Rangers' history in Cenla
10/18/02 Alexandria Town Talk
The short history of the indoor football Rangers in Alexandria is over

Weather-proof football heads to town
10/16/02 The Beaumont Enterprise 10/16/2002
BEAUMONT - The City Council on Tuesday officially brought indoor professional football here, and tickets could go on sale as early as next month.

Rangers get awards
(Denver, Colorado) In award ceremonies held tonight, Friday, September 13, 2002, the National Indoor Football League announced its all conference teams.
Three Louisiana Rangers received awards tonight. Jacobe Austin was selected as an all conference wide receiver, Mike Henry was selected as an all conference guard and Thomas Ogle was selected as the all conference linebacker.
The Rangers also received their Atlantic East Conference Championship trophy tonight.
The awards ceremony was held as part of the league meetings that are taking place in Denver this weekend.

On-field success, off-field concerns for Rangers in 2002
07/20/02 Alexandria Town Talk
It was a season of ups and downs for the Louisiana Rangers

Rangers fall in playoffs
07/14/02 Alexandria Town Talk
For a little more than a half Saturday night, the Louisiana Rangers looked primed to pull off a huge upset

Rangers undaunted by underdog status in playoff game
07/13/02 Alexandria Town Talk
One thing Troy Wright does not lack is confidence

Rangers dominate All-Atlantic Team
07/10/02 Alexandria Town Town
The Louisiana Rangers were the class of the National Indoor Football League's Atlantic East Division this year, winning three of four games against division foes and clinching the championship with a game to spare.

Hard-nosed Ogle tough on self, foes
07/11/02 Alexandria Town Talk
Self-evaluation is not Thomas Ogle's strong suit

Rangers win season finale despite ejections, injury
07/07/02 Alexandria Town Talk
BILOXI, Miss. - Their head coach and best player were ejected, and their leading rusher left the game with an injury.

Rangers seek momentum heading into NIFL playoffs
07/06/02 Alexandria Town Talk
All season Louisiana Rangers coach Jim Goodman has been calling for his team to put together four quarters of solid football.

Rangers still in playoffs after NIFL reversal
07/04/02 Alexandria Town Talk
Yes, the Louisiana Rangers are in the National Indoor Football League playoffs.

Rangers clinch first title, playoff berth
06/30/02 Alexandria Town Talk
When the various owners of the Louisiana Rangers envisioned indoor football succeeding in Alexandria, their mental picture probably looked a lot like Saturday night's game - a nice-sized crowd, a festive atmosphere and a resounding victory by the home team

Rangers hope to clinch in front of home 'crowd'
06/29/02 Alexandria Town Talk
The Louisiana Rangers want to win a division title. They want to do it at home. They want to do it in front of a big crowd.

Rangers look to beat Ants, earn first playoff berth
06/24/02 Alexandria Town Talk
Before the season started, Jacobe Austin was optimistic

L.C. still has Rangers' number
06/23/02 Alexandria Town Talk
LAKE CHARLES - Shadrick McAfee's former collegiate teammates were prepared for him. The rest of the Louisiana Rangers were not.

Rangers try to change history against Sharks
06/22/02 Alexandria Town Talk
While technically it may be the least important of Louisiana's three remaining games, the Rangers' road clash at Lake Charles tonight might be the most compelling.

Tompkins: Just feeling good worth one Wynn
06/16/02 Alexandria Town Talk
Tarvares Wynn said he wasn't fueled by motivation in rushing for three touchdowns in the Louisiana Rangers' 59-51 victory over Winston-Salem Saturday night



3/09 BYE
3/16 H KNOXVILLE 39=45 L 0-1
3/23 H BILOXI 23-21 1-1
3/30 BYE
4/05 H HOUMA  81-64 W 2-1
4/14 BYE
4/20 BYE
4/27 A AUSTIN 48-45 W 3-1
5/03 H LAKE CHARLES 38-41 L 3-2
5/11 A KNOXVILLE 40-52 L 3-3
5/18 H AUSTIN 27-38 L 3-4
5/25 A HOUMA 50-43 W 4-4
6/01 A WINSTON-SALEM 69-65 W 5-4
6/08 A TUPELO 26-41 L 5-5
6/15 H WINSTON-SALEM 59-51 W 6-5
6/22 A LAKE CHARLES 26-48 L 6-6
6/29 H TUPELO 49-15 W 7-6
7/06 A BILOXI 34-32 W 8-6
7/13 A WHEELING 32-51 L 8-7

Game Pictures

  • Fire Dogs 3/27/02
Atlantic East
Team Overall
Pct PF PA Home

Louisiana Rangers
Alexandria, LA
Division Champion

8-6-0 3-1-0 571 609 601 4-2-0 4-4-0

Tupelo FireAnts
Tupelo, MS

4-10-0 1-3-0 286 395 597 2-5-0 2-5-0

Mississippi FireDogs
Biloxi, MS

3-11-0 2-2-0 214 387 546 2-5-0 1-6-0
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