>Strong second half propels Southern
Southern Columbia found themselves in an unfamiliar position Friday afternoon for the better part of the first half in the PIAA Class 2A State Championship. The Tigers were trailing for the majority of the opening half at Hersheypark Stadium against a Wilmington team that Southern Mercy Ruled in last year’s state final. “Wilmington came in motivated. That’s a program with a strong tradition and they came out ready to play. I’m sure there was some added energy with how we beat them last year” Southern head coach Jim Roth said about the Greyhounds. As championship teams do, the Tigers eventually found a way to win a state-record ninth state title by blowing away Wilmington after the halftime break.
>Tigers set to appear in their 17th state final
If you are accustom to Southern Columbia football, then there isn’t much that can be said about the state's top ranked team in a dominant win over West Catholic. The Tigers simply came out and did what they do best. The defense shut down the opposition and the offense scored at will. The thing that seems to get lost is the fact of when they are doing it because of how often that they do it. This wasn’t a regular season game against a winless opponent. This was the PIAA Class 2A Eastern Final and the Tigers went out and Mercy Ruled an athletic Burrs squad 42-6.
Two things have become almost certain over the past three decades in November if you are associated with Southern Columbia football. Thanksgiving and a District IV Championship. For a record 26th time in the past 28 years, the Tigers captured a District crown. In the 25th meeting between the Tigers and Red Tornadoes of Mount Carmel Area, the home Tigers eventually wore down the Tornadoes to cap off a 39-14 victory.
Three touches, three scores for Tiger freshman
>Hollenbach set records in the win
By: Dave Fegley (9-1-18)
Wellsboro, PA - The defending PIAA Class AA champions, and 8-time PIAA state champions, Southern Columbia Tigers football team are partnering with Circle W Sports this upcoming season.