RiverCity Rage

The RiverCity Rage were a professional indoor football team. 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.

RiverCity Rage
Established 2001
Folded 2009
Played in Saint Charles, Missouri
at the Family Arena
League/conference affiliations
Indoor Professional Football League (2001)
National Indoor Football League (2002–2006)
United Indoor Football (2007–2008)
Indoor Football League (2009)
Team colorsBlack, Red, White
CheerleadersRiverCity Rage Cheerleaders
Owner(s)Jeff Sprowls
Team history
  • St. Louis Renegades (2001)
  • RiverCity Renegades (2002)
  • Show-Me Believers (2003-2004)
  • RiverCity Rage (2005-2009)
League championships (0)
Conference championships (2)
2005, 2006
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)


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 RiverCity Renegades.[1] 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 continued their membership in the United Indoor Football for 2008.

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 (37-33) 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.

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 United Bowl 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 RiverCity Rage would be ceasing operations and will not play in the 2010 season, due to financial issues in Omaha . According to the Indoor Football League website the RiverCity Rage could return in 2011, if new owners are found. In the team's final season, leading the way at quarterback was former two-time ArenaBowl champion John Dutton.


Season records
SeasonWLTFinishPlayoff results
St. Louis Renegades (IPFL)
200121104th League--
RiverCity Renegades (NIFL)
200211304th Atlantic Northern--
Show-Me Believers (NIFL)
200341005th Pacific Northern--
20049502nd Atlantic NorthLost Round 1 (Fort Wayne)
RiverCity Rage (NIFL)
200510401st Atlantic EastLost Round 1 (Cincinnati)
200613101st Atlantic NorthWon Round 1 (Wyoming)
Won Semifinal (Cincinnati)
Lost AC Championship (Fayetteville)
RiverCity Rage (UIF)
20079702nd EastLost Round 1 (Lexington)
20086802nd EastWon Round 1 (Sioux City)
Lost Divisional Championship (Bloomington)
RiverCity Rage (IFL)
20098603rd United AtlanticWon Round 1 (Rochester)
Won Divisional Championship (Maryland)
Won United Conference Championship (Wichita)
Lost 2009 United Bowl (Billings)
Totals68710 (including playoffs)

2009 roster

RiverCity Rage roster
  •  2 Maurice Avery

Running Backs

  • -- Vernon Thomas
  • 21 Vincent Webb

Wide Receivers

  •  1 Hurtis Chinn
  • -- Jim Doherty
  •  7 Luke McArdle
  • 18 Shawn Piper
Offensive Linemen
  • 73 Richard Bench
  • 79 Kurt Kutscher
  • -- Zach Lamphere
  • 72 Zach Levera

Defensive Linemen

  • 53 Robert Franklin
  • -- Terrell Washington
  •  9 Joe Bevis
  • -- Donald Thomas

Defensive Backs

  •  5 Cornelius Brown
  • 28 Paul Simpson


  • 20 Jason Bondzio
Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Transfer List

  • Currently vacant

Refuse to Report

  • Currently vacant

Roster updated June 27, 2009
25 Active, 0 Inactive

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RiverCity Rage coaching staff

  • Michael Pimmel – Head Coach
  • Steve Sigmund – Offensive Coordinator
  • 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

  • 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


  1. "Renegades jump to the NIFL". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. November 20, 2001. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
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