The Bad News: Rifle was outscored 6 – 0 in the second half.

The Good News: Rifle had a 45 -0 lead at halftime.

The Rifle Bears opened the season in style by defeating Coal Ridge 45-6 at CRHS. The Bears struck first on a long run by Ryan Moeller and never looked back, stacking up 6 touchdowns and a field goal in the first half.

In the second half, Rifle played its Junior Varsity, gaining valuable playing time for the younger players.

Next up for the Bears is a West Slope League match-up with the Moffat County Bulldogs in Craig next Friday.