Rifle High School’s varsity football and cheer squads have both won the Les Schwab Academic Team Championship awards for this fall. The football team’s 3.72 cumulative team GPA was the best among 3A football school’s in the state. The cheer squad’s 3.51 cumulative GPA was best among 4A cheer squads in the state.
In addition to these teams, Rifle’s boys’ golf, girls’ cross country, and volleyball teams also qualified for the award, but did not win the overall team championship. Boys’ golf had a team GPA of 3.59, girls’ cross country had a GPA of 3.53, and volleyball had a GPA of 3.85.
To qualify for the award varsity teams must have a team GPA of 3.5 or better. Only varsity athletes participating in 75 percent of the games qualify for the team award.