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The Southern Columbia Tigers are one of the most successful football programs in Pennsylvania and one of the best small-school programs in the country. Since the advent of the PIAA playoff system in 1988, the Tigers have competed in 13 of the 23 Class A state finals, winning six, including a state record five in a row from 2002 through 2006. From 1998 though 2006, the Tigers appeared in every State Championship game.

Completing his 30th season as Head Coach of the Tigers in 2013, Jim Roth and his staff have amassed an amazing 85% winning percentage. Their teams have appeared in the playoffs every year, have won 10 or more games in 27 of 30 seasons and have never had a losing season. In 2009, Coach Roth became the youngest head coach in Pennsylvania to reach the career milestone of 300 wins.

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Coach Roth's 2014 Preview

Game Results 2014 (3-0)

  • Game 1 - Southern traveled to Mifflinburg for a first-ever meeting with the Wildcats. The Tigers were fast out of the gate on both sides of the ball and get into the AA groove with a 40-14 win. Next week longtime rival Bloomsburg Panthers come to Tiger Stadium for the home opener.

  • Game 2 – Luke Rarig is out but Blake Marks is back and the Tigers put their foot on the gas and shut out the Bloomsburg Panthers 47-0. Next week the Tigers host the undefeated Shamokin Indians at Tiger Stadium.

  • Game 3 – Southern finds themselves behind at the end of the first quarter for the first time all year but there's no panic as the Tigers pull away for the win 52-14. Next week is a trip to Ironmen Stadium for the first game in a 4-game road trip.

Tigers in the Net

  • 2014

  • EasternPAFootball has the story on the win over Shamokin.

  • Coverage of the home opening win over the Bloomsburg Panthers is at EasternPAFootball.com.

  • EasternPAFootball.com covered the Tigers opening night win over the Mifflinburg Wildcats.

  • WBRE put Southern at #3 in their Great 8 Countdown and the Harrisburg Patriot News is out with their preseason rankings and slotted the Tigers at #5 in Class AA.

  • Tiger Alum and writer for EasternPAFootball.com Dave “The Diff” Fegley (2009) talked to Coach Roth and some of the players about the 2004 State Championship Team team in a recent article on their website. Read about the 9-Man Defense, the 700+ rushing yards in a playoff game and take a walk down memory lane here.

  • EasternPAFootball.com profiled the Tigers as part of their 40 Teams in 40 Days series.

  • Coming in at #9, the 2014 Tigers make their appearance on the pre-season Super 16 countdown. See the video at WNEP.com.

  • The News-Item previewed the new edition of the Tigers plus took a look back at 1994 when both Southern Columbia (A) and the Mt Carmel Red Tornadoes (AA) brought home their first of many State Championship titles.

  • District 4 had its own media Day this year in Williamsport. See the video from myFOXnepa, WBRE and WNEP-16.

  • MaxPreps compiled a list of the most dominant football programs in Pennsylvania across all classes over the last 10 years. Southern Columbia's 120-19 record and three state championships plus a runner-up finish in that span puts our own Tigers on the list at #9. See the others on the list and how the list was compiled at their website.

  • Returning Tiger QB Nick Becker was spotlighted as one of the 100 players to watch in the 2014 season at EasternPAFootball.com. Southern players joining him on the list are Blake Marks and Luke Rarig.

  • EasternPAFootball.com's Pre-Season Small School Team features Luke Rarig (ATHL) and Trent Donlan (DL) on the 1st team along with honorable mentions Nick Becker (QB) and Blake Marks (RB.

  • 2013

  • Rising junior Blake Marks is on the list of running backs to watch in 2014 at EasternPAFootball.com.

  • Southern senior lineman and Bloomsburg University-bound Josh Tripp has some very dedicated fans in his grandparents who traveled quite a distance to see every one of his games in the Tiger uniform. Read the great story in the Clinton County Record.

  • The Tiger Cheerleaders get into the PIAA Championship act by finishing 2nd in the District 4 Competitive Spirit Competition and will move on to compete at the State Championships on January 24th & 25th. Read about it at the News-Item and make plans to cheer them on at the Giant Center in Hershey.

  • Tiger senior fullback Adam Feudale cleaned up in the post-season honors as he was named Player of the Year by the News-Item, Offensive Player of the Year by the Daily Item, and Football MVP by the Press Enterprise.

  • Ten Tigers were named to the News-Item's Top 25 Players of 2013 including Adam Feudale FB, Luke Rarig WR, Josh Tripp OL, Mitch Stanziale DL, Trent Donlan OL, Cody Pavlick LB, Garrett Sosnoski LB, Robert Delbo LB, Zach Tillett DB, and Blake Marks RB.

  • Southern Tigers on the Daily Item all star team are Nick Becker QB, Adam Feudale FB, Luke Rarig WR & DB, Josh Tripp OL, Mitch Stanziale DL, Cody Pavlick LB, and Garrett Sosnoski LB.

  • The Press-Enterprise all star team for 2013 includes Adam Feudale FB as MVP, Josh Tripp as Offensive Lineman of the Year, Luke Rarig K, Mitch Stanziale DL, Cody Pavlick LB, and Robert Delbo LB all on the First Team. Tigers named to the Second Team are Nick Becker QB, Blake Marks RB, Logan Reynolds OL, Garrett Sosnoski LB and Zach Tillett DB.

  • The EasternPAFootball.com Small School Team for 2013 includes Josh Tripp OL, Cody Pavlick LB, and Luke Rarig Specialist on the First Team. Honorable Mention players are Trent Donlan OL, Nick Becker QB, and Adam Feudale RB.

  • The PA Sportwriters Class A All State Team for 2013 includes three Tigers: seniors Josh Tripp OL, and Cody Pavlick LB (also All-State as a junior) plus junior Luke Rarig recognized as Athlete which is short for “never leaves the field”. Read the stories at the News-Item and Daily Item.

  • Enrollment figures for the next two-season cycle are in and the Tigers will be playing in Class AA football in 2014 and 2015 . Chuck Souders reports on the change in the News-Item and talked to Coach Roth about it.

  • Harold Raker highlights some of the best performances during the past football season and you can bet there are some Tigers on the list.

  • The News-Item's Dan MacArthur commented on the end of Southern's season and noted a special player with a lot of heart, Nate Hunter.

  • Coverage of the Tigers' heartbreaking loss to Old Forge is at the News-Item, Daily Item, more from the News-Item, plus the Scranton Times-Tribune.

  • The first playoff preview for this week's first round state playoff game is from Old Forge's hometown paper the Scranton Times Tribune.

  • Congratulations to HACC All Stars Trent Donlan OL & DL, Josh Tripp OL, Logan Reynolds OL, Mitch Stanziale DL, Adam Feudale RB, Cody Pavlick LB, Luke Rarig DB and Zach Tillett DB all on the First Team. Selected for the Second Team were Nick Becker QB, Gabe Delbo TE, Luke Rarig K & WR, Blake Marks RB, Rob Delbo LB and Garett Sosnoski LB . Plus Coach of the Year is our own Jim Roth. See the full list at the Heartland Website.

  • The News-Item reports the Tigers will take on another 2000+ yard rusher when Old Forge comes to District 4 for the upcoming state playoff game.

  • Coverage of the Tigers District 4 Championship game are at EasternPAFootball.com, News-Item, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, and WNEP.

  • The News-Item editorial staff highlighted Southern Columbia this week not only for the excellent athletic programs but recognized that athletics and extracurriculars are all part of the academic program which is among the best in the area. While not news to those of us who've had Tigers of our own, we appreciate when others see it like we do.

  • A preview of the upcoming District 4-A final against South Williamsport is at the News-Item plus one from the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

  • Great story in the News-Item on the Tigers Girls Soccer trip to the State Championship. We're all very proud!!

  • The Daily Item couldn't help but notice our Renaissance Man on the football field, junior Luke Rarig, who keeps the film guy busy marking his highlights on offense, defense and special teams. And the News-Item noticed him too!

  • Coverage of the win against the Bloom Panthers is at EasternPAFootball.com, Daily Item, WNEP-TV & News-Item.

  • The News-Item looks at the core of the Tiger offense, the offensive line.

  • WNEP has a video preview of the District 4 semifinal match with the Bloomsburg Panthers.

  • EasternPAFootball.com has a profile of the 2013 Tigers written by our own alum Dave Fegley ('09). If you're not hungry before you read it, you definitely will be afterward.

  • Loads of Southern Tiger individual and team highlights from this year and the last two are at hudl.com.

  • Coverage of the win over Warrior Run is at the News-Item, Daily Item and EasternPAFootball.com plus WNEP-TV.

  • Harold Raker previews the upcoming game against the Warrior Run Defenders at the Daily Item's Game Night website.

  • The News-Item's Dan MacArthur looks ahead at the playoff picture and what might be in store for the Tigers down the road.

  • Central game stories are at the News-Item, Daily Item and EasternPAFootball.com.

  • Southern's trip to Shamokin ended well as you'll read at EasternPAFootball.com, News-Item, and Daily Item.

  • Details on the win over Bloomsburg is at EasternPAFootball.com, News-Item and Daily Item.

  • The Daily Item highlighted the new competition squad of our own SCA Tiger Cheerleaders in their Game Night coverage.

  • Coal Region Voice aka radio play-by-play expert Ed Washuta interviewed Coach Roth in a preview of the Bloomsburg rivalry game with big playoff implications.

  • WNEP has a video preview of the upcoming Southern v. Bloomsburg matchup.

  • A game summary of the big win over a very good Selinsgrove team is at EasternPAFootball.com. The Daily Item, News-Item and Press-Enterprise are all behind paywalls so I can no longer link to them. 'Tigers in the Net' section of this website is now on the endangered species list.

  • WNEP-16 Sports took note of Bo-Co, the inside linebacker tandem that is creating havoc for opposing running backs and quarterbacks. See the video report on seniors Robert Delbo and Cody Pavlick at the Channel 16 website.

  • When their senior quarterback went down with an injury, who did the Wilkes University Colonels turn to for his first collegiate start? Why, Tiger alum and Wilkes freshman Taylor Young ('13) who led Southern to a 12-1 season last year. Read about his first win and 3 TD performance at the Times Leader.

  • EasternPAFootball.com takes a look at 50 years of Tiger Football and names some superlatives from a rich history of great players and big wins.

  • Stories on the win over Muncy are at the Sun-Gazette, Daily Item, & News-Item plus EasternPAFootball.com.

  • Coverage of the win against South Williamsport is at EasternPAFootball.com, News-Item and Daily Item. Plus coverage from the Mounties hometown paper at the Sun-Gazette.

  • The annual rivalry game with Mount Carmel was covered by the News-Item, Daily Item, and EasternPAFootball.com.

  • Read the Montgomery game story at the Daily Item, News-Item and EasternPAFootball.com.

  • The Daily Item took note of the loaded Tiger backfield that generated 400+ yards of offense against Pius X and welcomed backed our own Nate Hunter who is back to 100% following an injury last season.

  • Our favorite NFL player Henry Hynoski ('07) was recently activated after recovering from an injury during training camp. All of us in Tiger Territory wish him the very best as he works toward being ready to return to the New York Giants lineup for the opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Read the details in the Daily Item.

  • Covering the Tigers' season opener were the News-Item, Daily Item and Tiger Alum Dave Fegley ('08) for EasternPAFootball.com. Also see the video highlights from WNEP-TV 16.

  • Harold Raker points out this is the 50th year of Southern Columbia Football which started it's varsity schedule in 1963. Read some history in his column at the Daily Item.

  • The Tigers come it at # 2 on the EasternPAFootball.com Small School Top 10 for 2013. Read the profile at their website.

  • Cody Pavlick LB, Trent Donlan DL and Josh Tripp OL are included on the EasternPAFootball.com Pre-season Small School Team plus the PA Football News Pre-Season All State Team for Class A where they are joined by Adam Feudale RB..

  • Continuing the leadership tradition, former Tiger captain Chase Fraley (2008) has been named captain of the Kutztown University Bears for his senior season. See the news on the KU Bears website.

  • Okay, it's been 19 years but check out this recently uploaded YouTube video featuring the 1994 A, AA and AAA State Champions Southern, Mount Carmel and Berwick. A perfect storm: three schools within 25 miles of each other with State Championship seasons.

  • Dave Mika at EasternPAFootball.com also took note of 6-4/275lb senior Josh Tripp in a recent Offensive Lineman Spotlight.

  • Tiger senior Cody Pavlick was featured in EasternPAFootball.com's Linebacker Spotlight.

  • The 2013 Tiger linemen got off to a good start by winning the tug-of-war at the McBryan Clinic this summer. See a picture of the winners on the McBryan website (scroll down).

  • 2012

  • The Daily Item 2012 Football All Stars first team includes Joe Kleman DB, Ryan Cherwinski OL and Adam Feudale RB.

  • Tigers recognized on the first team of the Press Enterprise All Star Team for 2012 include Ryan Cherwinski as OL of the Year, Adam Feudale RB, Cody Pavlick LB, and Anthony Chiavaroli LB. The second team includes Matt Lupold RB, Josh Tripp OL, Dylan Swank K, Rob Delbo LB, Bryce Parry DB and Jake Becker P.

  • The News-Item's All Area Team for 2012 includes our own Ryan Cherwinski OL, Adam Feudale RB, Cody Pavlick LB, Jake Becker DL and Bryce Parry DB.

  • Congratulations to Southern's newest All-State selections for 2012: Ryan Cherwinski OL and Cody Pavlick LB. Read the stories at the News-Item and Daily Item.

  • A great 2012 season comes to an end. Read about it at the News-Item, Daily Item, and the Scranton Times-Tribune.

  • Harold Raker of the Daily Item takes a look at the Tigers' first state playoff opponent the Dunmore Bucks. And, the Scranton Times-Tribune reports on the tradition of Dunmore and their very successful long-time coach, Jack Henzes.

  • District championship stories are at the News-Item, Daily Item, EasternPAFootball.com and the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

  • Harold Raker checks some high points of the great SCA v Line Mt. Game in his weekly column plus Coach Roth previews the District Final against the South Williamsport Mountaineers at Ed Washuta's Coal Region Voice blog.

  • Southern's win over Line Mountain was one of the more exciting playoff games you'll see and the stories are at the News-Item, EasternPAFootball.com and the Daily Item.

  • Stories on the Tiger victory over the Warrior Run Defenders are at the News-Item and the Daily Item.

  • WNEP-TV 16 has all the Friday night football highlights for the Tigers on one page. Check it out at the Southern Columbia page on their website.

  • Coverage of the tough win over Central Columbia are at the News-Item and EasternPAFootball.com plus Harold Raker talks about high points in the game in his HS Football Notebook column.

  • The News-Item and Daily Item were at Tiger Stadium for the 2012 Fog Bowl and the Tigers win over the Shamokin Indians.

  • Philadelphia great Ron Jaworski breaks down the NY Giants' running game and the importance of our own Henry Hynoski ('08): “You can't get to the Bowl without a Pole”!

  • Coach Roth talks about the “wake-up call” Southern got from the Bloomsburg game at the News-Item.

  • The News-Item and Daily Item covered the Tigers win over Selingrove.

  • The Schetroma brothers Ken ('09) and Tom ('12) were all-state players on the field for Southern and now they're back on the field together at Susquehanna University. Read Dan Macarthur's feature from the News-Item Playbook.

  • Details on the Tigers fifth win of the season are at the News-Item, and EasternPAFootball.com.

  • Harold Raker takes note of the first of Coach Roth's former players to return to Tiger Stadium as Head Coach of an opponent: Jay Drumheller of the Muncy Indians.

  • The win over the Mountaineers is covered in the News-Item, Daily Item, Williamsport Sun-Gazette and EasternPAFootball.com.

  • The Tigers' win over Mount Carmel was covered like a blanket by newspapers, radio and even televised on WNEP-16. Check the stories at the News-Item, Daily Item and EasternPAFootball.com. Plus, Harold Raker has notes on the game in his weekly High School Notebook. You can also see video highlights at WNEP.

  • Stories on the Tigers' second win of the year over Montgomery are at the News Item, and the Daily Item.

  • Southern features many new young starters this year and the Daily Item's Harold Raker did a great job breaking it down at the DIFootball.com website.

  • Reporting on the Tigers shocking 61-0 shutout of the Royals are the News Item, Daily Item, Express-Times and EasternPAFootball.com.

  • Bucking the trend, the Daily Item is actually expanding their online coverage of local high school football. Check the new Daily Item Football page for team info, news and their excellent weekly podcast during the season.

  • Our own Henry Hynoski caught some good press in New York after the Giants second preseason game. Check out the “Big Blue Bruiser” at the New York Post website.

  • The Daily Item was there for the first scrimmage of the year. Read their coverage here.

  • The Reading Eagle reports that Tiger Alum Ken Schetroma ('09) enters his senior season at Susquehanna University with high expectations for the football team and for his student teaching assignment.

  • EasternPAFootball.com previewed the 2012 Tigers as part of their “40 Teams in 40 Days” feature.

  • Joe Sarra, head coach of the Tigers from 1967-69, recently passed away. Perhaps best known for his later success as an assistant coach at Penn State, he will always be a Tiger and he will be missed. Read a tribute to him at GoPSUSports.com.

  • 2011

  • Tiger QB and LB Brad Fegley is the 2011 News-Item Player of the Year. Also joining him on the News-Item All Star Team are Tyler Levan RB, Keith Day WR, Bryan Gedman OL, Tom Schetroma DL, Matt Moore DL and Jamie Slotterback LB.

  • The Press-Enterprise All-Star team features Tyler Levan as Offensive Back of the Year, Keith Day as Defensive Back of the Year and Matt Moore as Defensive Lineman of the Year. Also on the first team are Bryan Gedman OL, Tom Schetroma DL and Brad Fegley LB. The 2nd team includes Bill Reigle OL, Casey Savitski RB, Dylan Eck LB, Jake Becker P and Jamie Slotterback LB.

  • The Class A All State Team includes Matt Moore DL and Tom Schetroma DL. See the story at the Daily Item.

  • State final coverage is at EasternPAFootball.com, Daily Item, Pittsburgh Tribune, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

  • State Championship previews are at Daily Item, EasternPAFootball.com, WesternPAFootball.net, and the Pittsburgh Tribune.

  • The Reading Eagle featured Tiger lineman Tom Schetroma as one of the reasons Southern is heading back to the state finals for the 13th time.

  • Coverage of the Tigers' first Eastern Final win since 2006 is at the Pittsburgh Tribune, Altoona Mirror, EasternPAFootball.com and Daily Item. Plus a story from the Penns Manor hometown paper the Indiana Gazette.

  • Eastern final playoff previews are at EasternPAFootball and the Indiana Gazette.

  • The Heartland Athletic Conference recently announced the 2011 All Stars and the Tigers are well represented. First Team Offense: Brad Fegley QB, Bryan Gedman OL, Tyler Levan RB, Keith Day WR, Jake Becker TE. First Team Defense: Matt Moore DL, Tom Schetroma DL, Keith Day DB. Second Team Offense: Matt Moore RB, Bill Reigle OL. Second Team Defense: Brad Fegley LB.

  • If you like offense you would have loved this game. Read about the Tigers' big win over the Pius X Royals at the Morning Call, Reading Eagle, EasternPAFootball and Lehighvalley.com.

  • Playoff previews for the Pius X playoff game are at the Daily Item and EasternPAFootball. Plus Harold Raker points out the tremendous 2-way play of the Tiger's Keith Day.

  • EasternPAFootball and the Daily Item were there to witness a wild state playoff win over the Old Forge Blue Devils. If you're brave and can bear the subscription prompts, the Scranton Times-Tribune has a nice story on the Tigers' win.

  • The Tigers are featured prominently in this week's High School Football Notebook at the Daily Item.

  • Stories on the Tigers' 20th District 4-A Championship are at the Daily Item and EasternPAFootball.com.

  • The Daily Item has the story on the Tigers' first playoff win of the year.

  • EasternPAFootball was at the Silver Bowl for the Tigers' first loss of the season.

  • The Daily Item has the story on the Southern victory over Loyalsock.

  • Scott Dudinskie was there for the Tigers' win over the Ironmen in the Daily Item.

  • Coverage of the win over the Bloom Panthers is at the Daily Item and EasternPAFootball.com.

  • Harold Raker of the Daily Item was there to witness the “Instant Classic” that was the Tigers win over the Lewisburg Green Dragons.

  • The Daily Item took note of sophomore Nate Hunter and his impressive performance against Central Columbia in their weekly High School Football Notebook

  • Scott Dudinskie covered the win over Central Columbia at the Daily Item.

  • The Daily Item's Marion Valanoski was there for the Tigers' big win over the Shamokin Indians. Plus EasternPAFootball.com filed a game report.

  • A game report of the win over Montoursville is at the Daily Item.

  • Coverage of the Tigers' victory over the Line Mountain Eagles from Shawn Weller at EasternPAFootball.com and the Daily Item's Harold Raker.

  • David Mika of EasternPAFootball.com talked to Coach Jim Roth about his coaching philosophy and the upcoming season of Tiger Football.

  • Henry Hynoski is making the Tiger Family very proud with his new team and new NFL career with the New York Giants. Here's a video interview with Henry during preseason camp. Some of the Giants regular bloggers have taken notice and pronounced him a “cult-hero”. You'll find a great profile of Henry and his family is at InsideFootball.

  • Congratulations to Ted Heitzman (2008) for his top ten finish at the NCAA Track & Field Championships becoming Bucknell's first All-American in 15 years. See the story at the Bucknell website.

  • Bucknell junior Ted Heitzman (2008) won PIAA gold medals in football and javelin for the Tigers and is looking to add national champ to his collection as he heads to the NCAA Division 1 Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Read the story in the Daily Item.

  • Pitt fullback and Tiger Alum Henry Hynoski (2007) is looking to continue his football career in the NFL as a free agent. He recently talked to Todd Stanford about the possibilities.

  • 2010

  • The News-Item All Area team features Keith Day DB, Alex Fidler LB, Kurt Henrie OL, Tyrell Thomas RB, and Jake Townsend QB.

  • The Press Enterprise Football All Stars include first teamers Jake Townsend QB, Kurt Henrie OL, Tyrell Thomas Offensive Specialist, Matt Moore DL, Alex Fidler LB, Ethan Snyder LB and Keith Day DB. Joining them on the 2nd team are Jake Morton RB, Cameron Flore OL, Colton Yeick K, Brad Fegley LB, Tyler Levan Defensive Specialist, and Tim Benner P.

  • The 2010 All-State Team includes our own Tyrell Thomas as 2nd team running back. See the full list at Rod Frisco's website.

  • Fourteen Tigers were named to the Heartland Conference Division II All-Star Team for 2010. First teamers include Cameron Flore OL, Kurt Henrie OL, Tyrell Thomas RB, Jake Townsend QB, Cody Rosenberger WR, Matt Moore DL, Ethan Snyder LB, and Keith Day DB. Second team selections are Bryan Gedman OL, Jake Morton RB, Colton Yeick K, Blake Nevius DL, Alex Fidler LB, and Tim Benner P. The complete list is at the Heartland Conference website.

  • Coverage of the playoff loss to Riverside is at EasternPAFootball.com and the Scranton Times-Tribune.

  • Playoff previews for the Southern/Riverside game on Black Friday are at the Daily Item, and the Scranton Times-Tribune.

  • Reports on the Tigers' third consecutive District 4 Championship are at the Patriot-News, more from the Patriot News, Daily Item, and EasternPAFootball.

  • We always have our eye on the Steel-High Rollers this time of year with so many memorable playoff games over the years. Unfortunately, their star tailback Clayton McNair was seriously injured in their playoff win over Columbia apparently by consecutive face-mask tackles. The Tiger Football Family wishes him well and a speedy recovery. Read more at PennLive.com.

  • Marion Valanoski and Shawn Weller made brave attempts to describe the Tigers' strange playoff win against the Canton Warriors at EasternPAFootball.com.

  • Stories on the Tigers' awesome game against the Seals are at the Daily Item and EasternPAFootball.com.

  • The epic football game between Southern and Mt. Carmel was covered by the Daily Item and EasternPAFootball.com. The News-Item also reported that special guests at the game included candidates for Pennsylvania Governor and the State Legislature.

  • Read about the Southern & Loyalsock scoring fest at the Williamsport Sun-Gazette and Daily Item.

  • The Ironmen showed a lot of talent and determination as the Tigers suffer their second loss of a meat-grinder regular season schedule. Find the details at the Daily Item.

  • The biggest Homecoming crowd in years were there for the epic struggle between the undefeated Tigers and the Green Dragons of Lewisburg. No one left early, that's for sure. Read about Southern's first loss of the year in the Daily Item and EasternPAFootball.com.

  • Great weather, bleachers full of fans, more fans three deep around the rope, crazy student sections, football alumni, loud marching bands, concession stand food and high school football under the Friday Night Lights. I almost can't stand it. A perfect night made even better by the Tigers' victory over the visiting Shamokin Indians. Read about the football part at the Daily Item, EasternPAFootball, and the CoalRegionVoice.

  • Cheerleaders never get the credit they deserve for their hard work in training, competitions and team support. The News-Item's Dan Burda talked to Tiger Cheerleading coach Kenda Roth about the “Cheerleading – activity or sport?” debate in this week's Football Friday.

  • Broadacaster Ed Washuta previews the big rivalry game against the Shamokin Indians on his CoalRegionVoice Blog.

  • The Tigers' conference win over the Montoursville Warriors was covered by the Daily Item, EasternPAFootball and the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

  • Lesson #1: The Tigers never, ever quit. Lesson #2: If you're up by 3 touchdowns at the end of the first quarter, go back and read Lesson #1. Then read about the Tigers' win over Line Mountain and “one of the whackiest games Coach Roth has ever been a part of” in the Daily Item and EasternPAFootball.com.

  • The Daily Item reports that Tiger Alum Henry Hynoski '07 was named the top fullback in the country in his class by CBSSports.com. Also in the Daily Item we find out that Henry was part of a recent commercial promoting Pittsburgh Panther Football.

  • The Tiger Family lost one of its own recently when Geoffrey Michaelesko, starting lineman on the 2004 State Championship team and Iraq War Veteran, passed away following a motorcycle accident. Our deepest condolences go out to Geoffrey's family and friends.

  • The annual District 4 All Star Game will be played once again on Friday, June 25th at Rodney Morgans Stadium in South Williamsport. Southern players will include John Lamb DT, Ian Van Wieren OL, and Brad Witcoskie OL. Read about it in the News-Item.

  • Tiger head coach Jim Roth and the undefeated Southern Columbia 1994 PIAA State Championship team, one of the most dominating Class A teams ever, were inducted into the Bernie Romanoski Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame at the annual induction on April 17th.

  • Spring practice has begun for college football programs and Tiger alum Henry Hynoski (2007) is turning heads with his physical play for the Pitt Panthers. Read the article at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

  • The Press-Enterprise recently named their “All-Decade Team” of football players in their coverage area. Named to the first team were Southern standouts Bob Admire LB, Kyle Connaghan S, Ian Fullmer OL, Henry Hynoski RB, Josh Marks OL, Matt Murdock CB, Bryan “BJ” Snyder Jr K, Colby Snyder WR, and Ryan Slater LB. The second team is full of amazing talent as well, including Tom Admire CB, Sean Connaghan TE, Chase Fraley OL, Nich Gallinot LB, Josh Hoagland OL, Cody Jones OL, Dan Latorre QB, Steve Roth RB, Nate Scicchitano OS, and Brad Sones DE.

  • 2009

  • Brad Witcoskie continues the tradition by being named to the WNEP-TV Super 16 Dream Team for 2009. More Tigers have been named to the Dream Team over its seven year history than other other area team. Plus, Coach Roth was given the Coaching Achievement Award recognizing his many accomplishments over his 26 year (so far) head coaching career. You can see video of the program on the WNEP Sports website. Scroll down for the Dream Team Banquet videos: Part 1 for the presentation to Coach Roth and part 3 for the presentation to Brad Witcoskie.

  • The AP All State Team is now the Pennsylvania Sportswriters All State Team and congratulations are in order to first team selection Jake Morton FB and second team selection Brad Witcoskie OL.

  • The Reading Eagle's All-Anthracite Team includes Jake Morton FB, Ian Van Wieren OL, Brad Witcoskie OL, Bryan “BJ” Snyder K and Tom Schetroma DL.

  • The Daily Item reports that the District 4 All Star team includes 1st team selection Bryan “BJ” Snyder, Jr K plus Tyrell Thomas RB, Jake Morton RB, and Brad Witcoskie OL on the 2nd team and Jake Townsend QB, John Lamb OL and Ian Van Wieren OL as Honorable Mention.

  • The All-EasternPAFootball.com Small School Team includes the Tigers record-breaking kicker Bryan “BJ” Snyder Jr., and offensive lineman John Lamb as Honorable Mention.Jake Morton, the Tigers' outstanding junior fullback, was named the area MVP by both the Press-Enterprise and the News-Item. Read the News-Item story by Dan Burda here.

  • The News-Item All Area team includes Jake Townsend QB, Jake Morton FB, Billy Shoop SE, Tom Schetroma DT, and Brad Witcoskie OL.

  • The Press-Enterprise recently named their All-Star team and along with MVP Jake Morton the first team included Jake Townsend QB, Brad Witcoskie OL, John Lamb OL, Bryan “BJ” Snyder, Jr K, and Tom Schetroma DT. Second teamers include Tyrell Thomas RB, Ian Van Wieren OL, Billy Shoop WR, Tim Benner Off Specialist, Alex Fidler LB, Ethan Snyder LB, and Jared Hallick DB.

  • The press box must have been bulging as coverage of the Southern vs. Tri-Valley playoff game included the Daily Item, EasternPAFootball, Patriot News, plus extra News-Item coverage from Kevin Keating and Dan Burda.

  • Tri-Valley playoff previews can be found at the News-Item, Pottsville Republican, and Daily Item plus Harold Raker talked to junior QB Jake Townsend for the Daily Item, as well.

  • The News-Item's Dan Burda talked to Mike Kogut, head coach of the Tigers' next playoff opponent, The Tri-Valley Bulldogs.

  • Twelve Tigers were named to the Heartland Conference Division II All-Star Team for 2009. First teamers include Ian Van Wieren OL, John Lamb OL, Brad Witcoskie OL, Jake Morton RB, Jake Townsend QB, Tom Schetroma DL, Corey Bittner TE, B.J. Snyder K, and Ethan Snyder LB. Second team selections are Tyrell Thomas RB, Billy Shoop SE, and Jared Hallick DB. The Daily Item has the story.

  • The Tigers first state playoff win since the 2006 State Championship was covered by the Daily Item, Times-Leader, and was also covered by EasternPAFootball.com.

  • Rod Frisco of the Harrisburg Patriot-News discovered something we knew all along: that Southern is a very good football team. Read about his discovery in his weekly 1st and 10 column (#5).

  • District 4 Championship coverage is at the Daily Item.

  • Ed Washuta took note of Southern's epic 90 yard, 18 play, nearly 11 minute touchdown drive that sealed the win over Bloomsburg in the District 4-A semifinal. Read his take at the Coal Region Voice blog.

  • The new classifications for the next two years are out and major changes include Bloomsburg moving back to AA and Shamokin moving back to AAA. See the complete list at EasternPAFootball.com.

  • The Panther Stadium Curse is broken and the Daily Item witnessed the exorcism.

  • Finally, a Friday night without rain and the Daily Item were there for the Tiger victory at Alumni Stadium in Milton.

  • The Silver Bowl is one of the best places in the state to watch a high school football game and the Daily Item and didn't miss their chance to see the Tigers top the Red Tornadoes.

  • Freelance writer Bill Mosser posted an article on Southern Columbia Football on the PA Football News website.

  • Enduring the rain once again, the Daily Item covered the Tiger's win over the Central Columbia Blue Jays.

  • The Daily Item and was there for the cold, wet, but very game struggle between Southern and the Selinsgrove Seals.

  • After their 3 point win over Southern, Tim Hare of the Press-Enterprise quotes a Bloomsburg player inexplicably saying that the Panthers should have won the two games against the Tigers last year (despite losing both by 41 points) and that “Kicking the crap out of Southern Columbia is so much fun”. Let's hope that player's sentiment finds it's way to a permanent and prominent spot in the Tigers' weight room.

  • A story on the Tiger/Panther rivalry game is in the Daily Item.

  • The prep website Football Friday Night lists Coach Roth as #5 in winning percentage (85.3%) among active coaches with 300 wins and #8 all-time.

  • Making history in high school football doesn't happen very often – check the story on Coach Roth's 300th win in the Daily Item.

  • The Lancers survive the 4th quarter this time and get their first win over the Tigers in 17 tries. Read the coverage in the Daily Item and, from the Loyalsock perspective, the Sun-Gazette.

  • Ed Washuta talked to Coach Roth about the upcoming game with Loyalsock which could be #300 in the win column for the the Tiger's longtime head coach. See the video on the Coal Region Voice blog.

  • The Daily Item was there for the 500+ yard offensive performance in the Tigers win over the Jersey Shore Bulldogs.

  • The wild (42 Tiger pass attempts!) and woolly game against Montoursville is covered in the News-Item and by the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

  • Dan Burda previews the second edition of the Tigers vs. Montoursville rivalry at the News-Item website.

  • See the coverage of the Tigers' opening night win over the Shamokin Indians at the Daily Item and News-Item.

  • Looking ahead to the new season, Chuck Souders talked to Coach Roth in the News-Item season preview.

  • Former All-State Tiger quarterback Dan Latorre (2005) will soon begin his fourth season as the starting quarterback for the Bloombsurg Huskies. Described as “one of the best to ever wear the uniform at that position”, Latorre is featured prominently in the Huskies' 2009 season preview.

  • Tiger alum Matt Koziol (2005) was recently honored by the National Football Foundation with his induction into the Hampshire Honor Society in recognition of his accomplishments on the field, in the community and in the classroom at Susquehanna University where he was a four-year letter winner at split end.

  • 2008

  • The South takes the win over the North in a very well-played District 4 All Star Game by a score of 24-14. Coach Roth gets the win as head coach and seniors Austin Carpenter, Chase Fraley, Matt Miller, Steve Roth, Ken Schetroma and Sam Springer get one last high school football game together. Roth was named “Overall MVP” for the game with Sam Springer joining him as the “Offensive Player of the Game” for the South Team. Read the story in the Daily Item.

  • While the 2009 schedule is already set, Tim Hare reports in the Press-Enterprise that Southern will once again play the Danville Ironmen beginning in 2010 after a two-year break in the 40+ year series. Along with the Ironmen, the Tigers will again play the resurgent Lewisburg Green Dragons plus non-league and frequent playoff opponent Line Mountain. Dropping from the 2010 schedule are Milton, Jersey Shore and Warrior Run.

  • Josh Funk interviewed Coach Roth about the nearing the 300 win milestone in his column on EasternPAFootball.com.

  • The Press-Enterprise reports that Ken Schetroma and Steve Roth are headed to Susquehanna University to play football this fall.

  • The Heartland Conference names an Academic All-Star Team that includes those players who lettered in their sport and also were on their school's honor roll for 3 consecutive marking periods including the period for the sport they lettered in. The Tigers have 30 players on the Academic All-Star Team, representing over half the players on the roster.

  • Congratulations to All State lineman Chase Fraley and best wishes as he continues his football career at Division II Kutztown University. Check the rest of the incoming class at Kutztown on their website.

  • Continuing the tradition, Steve Roth will represent Southern Columbia on the 2008 WNEP-TV 16 “Dream Team”. Every Dream Team has had at least one Tiger on it since its inception in 2003. the Dream Team Banquet is set for January 24th; watch for highlights on Channel 16.

  • The PA Football News Class A All-PFN features Chase Fraley OL, Aaron Yoder LB and Steve Roth RB on the 2nd team plus BJ Snyder PK and Ken Schetroma TE on the 3rd team. Sam Springer RB/LB is listed as Honorable Mention.

  • The All-EasternPAFootball.com Small School Team includes Aaron Yoder LB, Steve Roth RB and Chase Fraley OL.

  • The Small School All-Anthracite team from the Reading Eagle honors Chase Fraley OL, Steve Roth RB and Sam Springer Kick Returner (!?) plus honorable mention John Lamb OL, Ken Schetroma DE, Tony Drain LB, Aaron Yoder LB and Austin Carpenter P.

  • The Daily Item All-Star team has Steve Roth RB, Chase Fraley OL, Sam Springer Athlete, and Ken Schetroma DL on the first team. The second team has John Lamb OL, Bryan Snyder Jr K and Tony Drain LB. Sam Springer and Ken Schetroma are also on the honorable mention list at RB and TE, respectively. Other honorable mention players are Austin Carpenter RB, Aaron Yoder LB, Matt Miller LB , Joe Admire DB, and Austin Carpenter again at punter. (No link – what's up Daily Item?).

  • The honors keep rolling in: the Press-Enterprise named Steve Roth their “Offensive Back of the Year” and Chase Fraley OL, Sam Springer Offensive Specialist, Bryan Snyder Jr K, and Ken Schetroma DL joined him on the first team. Brad Witcoskie OL, Tony Drain LB, Aaron Yoder LB and Austin Carpenter P were named to the second team. (Links are behind a subscription wall but still worth noting).

  • Tiger All-State players for 2009 are Steve Roth RB, Chase Fraley OL and Aaron Yoder LB, all on the 2nd team. Read the article in the Daily-Item.

  • Stories on the Tigers final game of a great 2008 season are at the Daily Item and Scranton Times-Tribune.

  • Playoff previews abound: Daily Item, and Scranton Times-Tribune.

  • On the video front, Ed Washuta hears from Coach Roth on the upcoming state playoff game with Riverside and, from the District 2 point of view, Scranton Times-Tribune reporter Joby Fawcett previews the week 13 games.

  • The Daily Item's Harold Raker highlights Tiger senior captain Chase Fraley and his work on the offensive line. Apparently working overtime, Harold also talked to Riverside head coach Harry Armstrong about the upcoming state playoff game.

  • Stories on the Tiger's D4-A title win over the Line Mountain Eagles are at EasternPAFootball.com, Reading Eagle, Daily Item, and Patriot-News. Plus, Bill95 play-by-play broadcaster Ed Washuta reviews the game in his CoalRegionVoice blog and shares his love of Mrs. Sharrow's peanut butter pie.

  • Previews of the District 4-A title game are at the Daily Item.

  • Ed Washuta talks to Coach Roth about the upcoming District 4-A Championship game against Line Mountain in his CoalRegionVoice Blog.

  • Several Tigers were named to the Heartland Division II All-Star Team. Congratulations to 1st teamers Steve Roth RB, Chase Fraley OL John Lamb OL, Ken Schetroma DL, Tony Drain LB and Austin Carpenter P. The 2nd team includes BJ Snyder K, Tom Schetroma DL, Matt Miller LB, Dave Fegley DB and Joe Admire DB.

  • Details of the Tigers' playoff win against Bloom can be found at the the Daily Item.

  • Another Tiger alum in the news: former defensive back and MIT grad Josh Maciejewski (2003) was recently commissioned a Navy officer after successfully completing OCS. Josh is now attending the Navy's Nuclear Power School in South Carolina according to the Press-Enterprise.

  • The Press-Enterprise reports that Todd Nolan, former Tiger lineman and co-captain of the 1994 State Championship team, recently earned a PhD in neurophysiology from East Carolina University. Congratulations!

  • Bill Bowman reports on All-State Tiger alumni and current Bloomsburg University quarterback Dan Latorre (2005) as the Huskies prepare for the PSAC East title game. Read his story at the Daily Item.

  • Links to stories on the Mt Carmel game are at EasternPAFootball.com, Reading Eagle and Daily Item.

  • You'll find reports on the Southern win over the Blue Jays at the Daily Item website.

  • Mike Drago of the Reading Eagle recently profiled former All-State Tiger lineman Mark Scisly (1997) in his first season as Head Football Coach of the Boyertown Bears.

  • If you don't want to read about the Tigers' big loss to Selinsgrove, don't click these links: Daily Item, and still more from the Daily Item.

  • Exciting tales of revenge and redemption (coverage of the Southern/Bloom game) are at the Daily Item and EasternPAFootball.com.

  • The Daily Item made the rainy drive to Turbotville to report on the Tigers win over the Defenders.

  • Read coverage of the lopsided win over Loyalsock in the Daily-Item plus Loyalsock's hometown paper, the Sun-Gazette.

  • Ed Washuta heard from Coach Roth about the upcoming Loyalsock game in his Coal Region Voice Blog.

  • Reporting on the Tigers' trip to Jersey Shore was EasternPAFootball.com.

  • Coverage of the comeback win over Montoursville can be found at the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Daily Item, and EasternPAFootball.com.

  • The Daily Item took note of the Schetroma brothers, Ken & Tom, who are making life miserable for opposing quarterbacks from their positions on the defensive line.

  • Stories on the Tiger victory over the Shamokin Indians can be found in the Daily Item and coverage from Shawn Weller of EasternPAFootball.com.

  • Western PA writer Terry Rodgers talked to Coach Roth and several successful alumni about the unique history of Tiger Football and the challenge of the upcoming season.  Read his piece at the Pittsburgh Sports Report .

  • 2007

  • Tiger running back Andrew Wimble was named South Offensive Player of the Game in the annual North-South District 4 All-Star Game with the North carrying the day 20-7. Read about it in the Daily Item.

  • Four Tiger seniors get one more chance to play high school football when Aaron Farnsworth, Colby Snyder, Andrew Wimble and Justin Knoebel play in the North-South All Star Senior Football Classic. The game is scheduled for 7pm, June 27th, at Rodney K. Morgans Stadium in South Williamsport. The 2007 SCA Cheerleaders also make a final appearance as the squad cheering on the South team. Read more in the Daily Item.

  • Congratulations to 2007 Tiger captains and now District 4 Track & Field champs Justin Knoebel (shot put) and Ted Heitzman (javelin). Also heading to Shippensburg for states are runners-up junior linebacker Sam Springer (100m) and senior superfan Nate Leighow (3200m). Other Tigers in the top 8 at the District 4 meet were junior linebacker Tony Drain (110m hurdles), senior defensive back Zeke Conrad (200m), junior lineman Ken Schetroma (shot put), and sophomore defensive back Billy Shoop (800m). Also, the 4x100 relay team of Springer, Conrad, Drain and junior fullback Steve Roth and the 4x800 relay team of Leighow, Shoop, sophomore defensive back David Shoop and senior European-style footballer Greg Miles were top 8 finishers as well. Full District 4 results can be found on the PIAA website.

  • While not technically a Tiger, Coach Bill Scott of Selinsgrove has certainly been a big part of Tiger History, especially during the very competitive series from 1996-2002. His recent resignation was truly the end of an era in District 4 football. Read the story in the Daily Item.

  • Tiger alum Mark Scisly (1997) was recently named head coach at AAAA Boyertown Area HS in Berks County. Read all about it in the Reading Eagle. Plus, check out the website for his Boyertown Bears.

  • Congratulations to Press-Enterprise All-Stars Chase Fraley OL and Colby Snyder DB. Named to the second team were Ken Schetroma DL, Steve Roth RB, Sam Springer LB, Zeke Conrad DB and Tyler Wilson OL.

  • The PA Foootball News Class A All-PFN Team includes Colby Snyder, 1st team offense and Justin Knoebel, 2nd team offense. Plus, Ted Heitzman, Sam Springer, and Chase Fraley are listed as honorable mention.

  • The Reading Eagle All-Anthracite Small School Team includes:

    Offense: Aaron Farnsworth, tight end; Chase Fraley, offensive line. Honorable mentions include: Ted Heitzman, quarterback; Andrew Wimble, running back; Steve Roth, running back; Justin Knoebel, offensive line; and Mike Moyer, offensive line.

    Defense: Colby Snyder, defensive back. Honorable mentions include: Joe Picarelli, defensive end; Ken Schetroma, offensive line; Tony Drain, linebacker; and Zeke Conrad, defensive back.

  • The AP Class A All-State list includes our own Colby Snyder (1st team offensive specialist) and Justin Knoebel (2nd team offensive lineman). Read the story in the Daily-Item.

  • The Daily Item named several Tigers to their All-Star Team:

    Offense: Colby Snyder, wide receiver; Chase Fraley, lineman, Steve Roth, utility player

    Defense: Joe Picarelli, defensive end; Ken Schetroma, lineman; Tony Drain, linebacker; Zeke Conrad, defensive back; Colby Snyder, defensive back

  • The Daily Item reported on Southern's first playoff loss since 2001. Plus, Tim Hare of the Press-Enterprise quotes Coach Roth saying his status is “up in the air” and may not return next season (say it isn't so!)

  • Harold Raker looks back at Line Mountain's loss to the Millersburg Indians and gives us his predictions for this weekend's playoff games in his Daily Item column.

  • Great coverage of the Tigers' victory over the Ironmen can be found in the Daily Item. And, Ed Washuta points out that Colby Snyder broke Matt Murdock's career reception record in his Coal Region Voice Blog.

  • The Tigers win over Central Columbia was covered by the Daily Item.

  • Harold Raker reviews the District 4 Class A playoff possibilities in his weekly column in the Daily Item.

  • Writer Chris Rosetti was all over the SCA vs. Clarion game filing stories for the Daily Item and D9Sports.com.

  • Stories on the Hughesville victory by the usual suspects can be found in the Daily Item. Shawn Weller of EasternPAFootball reported on the game as well.

  • Using words like “dominated” and “pounded”, the local papers report on the Tigers' important victory over Warrior Run. Read the story in the Daily Item.

  • Check the coverage of the win over Lewisburg at the Daily Item.

  • The 2007 version of the Southern-Mt. Carmel rivalry attracted a lot of media coverage. See the post-game stories in the Reading Eagle, Daily Item, and EasternPAFootball.com.

  • Post-mortem of the loss to Bloomsburg can be found in the Daily Item.

  • The Daily Item declared Southern Columbia Football the “best of the best” of all area sports programs. Read Todd Sanford's story on their website.

  • PennLive.com blogger Josh Funk provides his view of the 2007 Tigers prospects in his Western Pa Football blog.

  • Shannon Flynn of the Press-Enterprise reports that former Tiger fullback Eric Trometter (2002) has received the Army Commendation Medal for “meritorious service” and “exceptional” leadership qualities while serving our country in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • 2006

  • Recent Tiger alum Nich Gallinot (2007) was profiled by the Daily Item as he prepared for his final game before heading to Parris Island to begin life as a U.S. Marine.

  • Our own Henry Hynoski (2007) and future Pitt Panther helped Pennsylvania defeat Ohio in the Big 33 game. Find details in this Daily Item story.

  • Read coverage of the 2006 State Final from the perspective of West Middlesex' hometown paper, the Sharon Herald. Also, coverage from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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