RiverCity Rage

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RiverCity Rage
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Founded 2001
League Indoor Football League
Team history IPFL (2001)
NIFL (2002–2006)
UIF (2007–2008)
IFL (2009)
Based in Saint Charles, Missouri
Arena Family Arena
Colors Black, Red, White
Championships 0
Division titles 2: 2005, 2006
Dancers RiverCity Rage Cheerleaders
Mascot Ragey

The RiverCity Rage were a professional indoor football team in the Indoor Football League. They played home games at the Family Arena in Saint Charles, Missouri, part of the metropolitan area of St. Louis, Missouri, in past seasons, played in the Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis in the 2006 season, and returned to the Family Arena for the 2007 UIF season.

History[edit]

The RiverCity Rage began play in 2001 as the St. Louis Renegades of the Indoor Professional Football League, finishing fourth in the league with a 2-11 record. After the IPFL folded, the team moved to the National Indoor Football League in 2002 and became the River City Renegades. The team finished its first season in the NIFL with a 1-13 record. For 2003-2004, the team was renamed the Show-Me Believers. In the first season under the new name, the team finished with a 4-10 record that showed improvement, despite being a losing record. In 2004, the team's skill increased vastly, and completed the season with a winning record for the first time at 9-5. In 2005, the team was renamed and is currently the RiverCity Rage. The Rage won the 2005 East Atlantic Conference Division with a record of 10-4. With this record, the team was locked in a three-way tie for the best regular-season record; however, the team lost its Conference Quarter Finals game 67 to 64 to the Cincinnati Marshals.

The next season, the team finished in a four-way tie for the regular season record at 13-1, and advanced to the Atlantic Conference championship game, losing to the Fayetteville Guard.

After the 2006 season, the Rage announced they were joining United Indoor Football for 2007. The Rage continue their membership in the United Indoor Football for 2008.[1]

In 2008, the RiverCity Rage struggled through a seven game losing streak before winning three of their last four games to make the playoffs. They won by a last minute touchdown in a home playoff game against the Sioux City Bandits, but lost the Conference Finals on the road to the Bloomington Extreme, 33-7.

Starting in 2009, the Rage played in the Indoor Football League, a new league created out of the merger between the UIF and the Intense Football League. On August 15, 2009, the Rage lost the Indoor Football League championship to the Billings Outlaws by the score of 71-62.

Jeff Sprowls, who also owns IFL team the Omaha Beef, announced about a month after the Rage's loss in the IFL Championship game that the River City Rage would be ceasing operations and will not play in the 2010 season, due to financial issues in Omaha [2]. According to the Indoor Football League website the River City Rage could return in 2011, if new owners are found.

Season-By-Season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
St. Louis Renegades (IPFL)
2001 2 11 0 4th League --
River City Renegades (NIFL)
2002 1 13 0 4th Atlantic Northern --
Show-Me Believers (NIFL)
2003 4 10 0 5th Pacific Northern --
2004 9 5 0 2nd Atlantic North Lost Round 1 (Fort Wayne)
River City Rage (NIFL)
2005 10 4 0 1st Atlantic East Lost Round 1 (Cincinnati)
2006 13 1 0 1st Atlantic North Won Round 1 (Wyoming)
Won Semifinal (Cincinnati)
Lost AC Championship (Fayetteville)
River City Rage (UIF)
2007 9 7 0 2nd East Lost Round 1 (Lexington)
2008 6 8 0 2nd East Won Round 1 (Sioux City)
Lost Divisional Championship (Bloomington)
River City Rage (IFL)
2009 8 6 0 3rd United Atlantic Won Round 1 (Rochester)
Won Divisional Championship (Maryland)
Won United Conference Championship (Wichita)
Lost 2009 United Bowl (Billings)
Totals 68 71 0 (including playoffs)

2009 RiverCity Rage Roster[edit]

  • John Dutton - QB - Colorado - AFL Colorado & San Jose
  • Cornelius "Pig" Brown - S - Mizzou - NFL KC Chiefs
  • Darnell Terrell - CB - Mizzou - NFL Cleveland Browns
  • Donald Thomas - LB - Eastern Illinois
  • Jim Doherty - WR - St. Xavier
  • Joe Bevis - LB - University of Illinois - RiverCity Rage
  • Kurt Kutscher - OL - Henderson State
  • Paul Simpson - CB - Mizzou
  • Robert Franklin - DL - University of Illinois - RiverCity Rage
  • Shawn Piper - WR - Louisiana Tech - AFL Dallas Desperados - IFL Louisiana Swashbucklers
  • Terrell Washington - LB - University of Illinois - NFL - RiverCity Rage
  • Vincent Webb Jr.- RB- Eastern Illinois
  • Zach Lamphere - OL - Hastings College
  • Vernon "V Mann" Thomas - FB - Lindenwood University
  • Thaddeus Coleman - OL - Mississippi Valley State - NFL Arizona Cardinals - NFL New York Jets
  • Tyrone Timmons - WR - Mississippi Valley State - NFL KC Chiefs - AFL - Tampa Bay Storm
  • Wil Rodriguez - K - Lindenwood University - RiverCity Rage
  • Xzavie Jackson - DL - Mizzou - NFL Philiadelphia Eagles - NFL Cincinnati Bengals

RiverCity Rage Coaching Staff[edit]

  • Michael Pimmel - Head Coach
  • Bennie Anderson - Assistant Head Coach/Line Coach
  • Roger Farrar - Offensive Coordinator
  • Billy Sanders - Defensive Coordinator
  • Greg Moore - Defensive Quality Control Coach
  • Anthony Franz - Football Operations Assistant

RiverCity Rage Front Office[edit]

  • Jeff Sprowls - Owner
  • Robert Associate
  • Gary Baute - Radio/Sales Associate
  • Jeff Vernetti - Radio/Sales Associate
  • Michell Jefferson - Director of Cheerleaders
  • Ragey The Bull - Mascot
  • Shawn Balint-Public Address Announcer
  • Jeremy Clements - On Field Announcer
  • Jayson Ameer Rasheed - GameDay Press Director

External links[edit]