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Rio Grande Football League starts 2016 Season

While the calendar may say February, the season Winter and the weather Summer, the regional Triple-A level Rio Grand Football League (RGFL) kicks off their season today.

The league now a year out from their re-branding, has been around for nearly a decade when it was known as the New Mexico Premier Football League, now features four brand-new franchises and more familiar rivalries for football fans in the Borderland.

El Paso leads the way with three franchises: the El Paso Armor, Sun City Reapers and the El Paso SunDevils; while the Las Cruces Kings – 2016 Defending League Champions – and the Alamogordo DesertDawgz round out the Western Division.

In the East, the Curry County Cats are joined by the four new franchises. The West Texas Pride now carries the gridiron flag for football-crazy Midland-Odessa area, the New Mexico Rush call Carlsbad home, with the Amarillo Bulldogs and the West Texas Outlaws call the Lubbock area home.

lc ringAs the Kings look to defend their title, the competition is fierce, as the Armor have seen the playoffs the last 3 seasons, while the Reapers came within a two-point conversion of knocking off the Las Cruces Team. The SunDevils start their second year in the league, only one win removed from making the 2015 Division Championship game.

The Curry County Cats again look to make their case for a championship, but with the other four up-and-coming-franchises in the East, it will be an interesting season on the high planes of New Mexico and West Texas.

With the inclusion of so many areas rich in football tradition, the season looks to be one of the most competitive to date.

League officials point to the make up of the teams and the fans they bring as keys to the league’s success.

For individual team information, such as home fields and schedules, click on the hyperlinks embedded in the team’s name above.

For up-to-date information on the league, click >Rio Grande Football League

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Rio Grande Football League adds two more franchises for 2016 Spring Season

Only a month removed from welcoming the West Texas Pride (Midland/Odessa) and the New Mexico Rush (Carlsbad) into the Rio Grande Football League (RGFL), league officials today announced the addition of two more football-obsessed cities into the league.

The West Texas Bulldogs will call the Amarillo-area their home, playing their games at Agnes Field in Borger, Tx.

The team, formerly known as the West Texas Longhorns, brings a wealth of talent and passion to the RGFL. The team features players from Borger, Dumas, Pampa, Canyon, Lubbock, Brownfield, and Floydada – all communities with rich football traditions.

Over in the Panhandle, the West Texas Outlaws join the RGFL, securing Lubbock as another football-crazy market. The Outlaws bring their nearly 15 years of franchise experience over to the league, as well as their top-notch players and rabid fans.

With the addition of the two franchises the RGFL continues its run as a AAA-level league, allowing the franchises to not only compete for the league championship, but regional and national championships as well.

The RGFL’s season runs from February to May, culminating with the championship game in early June, followed by an all-star game pitting the best players from New Mexico against the best in Texas.

Rio Grande Football League announces first wave of expansion

After a 2015 season that saw exciting games from beginning to end, and a championship game the wasn’t decided until the final seconds, the Rio Grande Football League (RGFL) today announced expansion into two football crazy markets.

nmrushStarting in February, the Carlsbad-based New Mexico Rush and the West Texas Pride out of the Permian Basin, join the already strong stable of teams from Texas and New Mexico.

The addition of a team in Carlsbad lends itself to the natural rivals right down the road in Curry County, Alamogordo and Las Cruces.

The red and yellow clad Rush will call Ralph Boyer Caveman Stadium home. The Rush’s slogan is “The RUSH will be coming to a town near YOU!”

wtxprideMeanwhile in the heart of the Permian Basin, the brand-new West Texas Pride is set to take on traditional rivals in El Paso, while calling Grande Communications Stadium their home

The Pride will be decked out in green, white and silver; with a Lion, defiantly holding down a football – virtually daring others to come and take it.

The Pride’s slogan: “Show your Pride.”

Officials with the league say “This is the first announcement regarding expansion, as there will be another one in the not too distant future, unveiling the additional franchises set to become part of the RGFL family.”

League officials add that, “The RGFL is dedicated to bringing professional minor league football to families and fans across West Texas and Southern New Mexico, renewing old high school rivalries, while doing so at an affordable price for all.”

The RGFL’s season runs from February to May, culminating with the championship game in early June, followed by an all-star game pitting the best players from New Mexico against the best in Texas.

The Las Cruces Kings won the most recent championship in June, defeating the SunCity Reapers 23 to 22.

Other franchises in the league include Las Cruces Kings, Curry County Cats, Alamogordo DesertDawgs, SunCity Reapers, El Paso Armor and El Paso SunDevils.

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