Beaumont Drillers

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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 National Indoor Football League (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.

Beaumont Drillers
Established 2000
Folded 2008
Played in Beaumont, Texas
at the Ford Arena
League/conference affiliations
Indoor Professional Football League (2000)

National Indoor Football League (2001–2007)

American Professional Football League (2008)
Current uniform
Team colorsBattle Black, Southern Gold, Hard Hat Silver
Head coachBryan Blake
Team history
  • Louisiana Rangers (2000-2002)
  • Beaumont Drillers (2003–2008)
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)
2007 Beaumont Drillers vs San Antonio Steers

Former Drillers Shockmain Davis, Pat Palmer and Chad Luttrell all spent time playing in the NFL.[3][4]


Season records
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)

2000 Louisiana Rangers IPFL scheduleEdit


  1. ^ "Drillers continue on as usual". 17 March 2003. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  2. ^ "Why can't SE Texas support a pro league?". 7 March 2017. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  3. ^ "Patrick Palmer Stats, News and Video - player.Position |".
  4. ^ "Shockmain Davis Career Stats |".