Scifres was the leading rusher on Butler's football team for two straight seasons, 1977-78, and he finished his Butler career as the Bulldogs' all-time leader in rushing attempts (since broken). He was a first team all-conference running back and Butler's Most Valuable Offensive Player in 1977, when he rushed for 750 yards and nine touchdowns. The durable and hard-working back still stands eighth on Butler's all-time rushing list with 2,013 career yards. He's also been one of the most successful high school football coaches in Indiana, boasting six state championships at Roncalli High School. That total ranks third all-time among Indiana high school coaches.