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NIFL announce playoff matchups for Drillers

June 29, 2005 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Beaumont Drillers News Release

BEAUMONT - The National Indoor Football League released matchups for the 2005 NIFL playoffs on June 29.

The Beaumont Drillers (5-9) will travel back to Odessa to face the undefeated Roughnecks (14 -0). The Drillers lost to Odessa 65-30 after leading 30-28 at the half. Beaumont also fell to Odessa in the season opener on March 7 by the score of 30-28 after leading with just seconds remaining in the game.

The final weekend of the regular season is July 1-4. Game dates and times for the first round of the playoffs will be announced on Tuesday, July 5.

This is the first time in the three-year history that Beaumont has qualified for the postseason. The last time a professional sports team made the playoffs in Beaumont was back in 1984 when the Golden Gators did it in Double-A Texas League baseball action.

The Drillers have a bye this week, which is the final week of the regular season. The following matchups are as follows:

Pacific Conference
Beaumont (5-9) @ Odessa (14-0); Corpus Christi (8-6) @ SW Louisiana (9-4); Billings (5-9) @ Everett (14-0); Tri-Cities (9-5) @ Wyoming (10-3);

Atlantic Conference
Cincinnati (7-6) @ River City (10-4); Dayton (7-6) @ Fayetteville (7-7); Miami (7-7) @ Montgomery (8-6); Lakeland (6-8) @ Rome (7-7);

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