Beaumont Drillers

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Beaumont Drillers
Established 2000
Folded 2008
Played in Beaumont, Texas
at the Ford Arena
Beaumont Drillers helmet
Beaumont Drillers logo
HelmetLogo
League/conference affiliations
National Indoor Football League (2000-2001)
American Professional Football League (2002-2008)
Team colorsBattle Black, Southern Gold, Hard Hat Silver
              
Personnel
Head coachBryan Blake
Team history
  • Louisiana Rangers (2000-2001)
  • Beaumont Drillers (2002-2008)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

The Beaumont Drillers were a professional indoor football team.[1] They played their home games at Ford Arena in Beaumont, Texas. They originally began playing as the Louisiana Rangers in the Indoor Professional Football League (IPFL) in 2000 when they replaced the Louisiana Bayou Beast. As the Rangers, they played their home games at the Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria, Louisiana. After the league collapsed, the Rangers moved into the NIFL. After two seasons, the franchise moved to Beaumont, Texas, and became the Drillers. The team left the NIFL in 2008 and played in the American Professional Football League in 2008 with new ownership. The team played most of their schedule, cancelling two home games.[2] The team played in APFL Bowl VI, because of the Conroe Storm withdrawing, but lost.

2000 Louisiana Rangers IPFL schedule[edit]

Season-By-Season[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Louisiana Rangers (IPFL)
2000 9 7 0 5th League --
Louisiana Rangers (NIFL)
2001 5 9 0 5th Atlantic Southern --
2002 8 6 0 1st Atlantic Eastern Lost Round 1 (Ohio Valley)
Beaumont Drillers (NIFL)
2003 6 8 0 4th Atlantic Southern --
2004 8 6 0 3rd Atlantic Southern --
2005 5 9 0 3rd Pacific Southern Lost Round 1 (Odessa)
2006 8 6 0 2nd Pacific Southern Lost Round 1 (Katy)
2007 6 2 0 1st Pacific Southern --
Beaumont Drillers (APFL)
2008 6 5 0 2nd Southern Lost APFL Bowl VI
Totals 61 58 0 (including playoffs)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drillers continue on as usual". beaumontenterprise.com. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  2. ^ "Why can't SE Texas support a pro league?". beaumontenterprise.com. Retrieved 2018-01-27.