Southern Columbia Football

The Tigers – Seven-Time Pennsylvania State Champions










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The Program”

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 15 of the 29 state finals, winning seven, including a state record five in a row from 2002 through 2006. From 1998 though 2006, the Tigers appeared in every Class A State Championship game. The Tigers won their first State Championship in Class AA in 2015.

Completing his 33rd season as Head Coach of the Tigers in 2016, Jim Roth and his staff have amassed an amazing 86% winning percentage. Their teams have appeared in the playoffs every year, have won 10 or more games in 30 of 33 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. His record as a Head Coach following the 2016 season is 396-63-2.

Game Results 2016 (15-1) Season stats

Game 1The first game in the new PIAA six-classification system has the Shamokin Indians visiting Tiger Stadium and the newly christened Jim Roth Field. The youngest team in years is down 13-14 going in to halftime but show their Southern stripes as they cruise to a 47-20 win with a dominant second half. Game stories are at and WNEP-16. Game stats are on Hudl. Next week the Bloomsburg Panthers make the trip over River Hill to Tiger Territory.

Game 2The youngsters run (and pass, and catch) wild as the Tigers win their 43rd straight regular season game and defeat the visiting Bloomsburg Panthers 65-21. All-State running back Hunter Thomas goes down with a bad ankle but here's hoping he's back on the wing ASAP. Game stories are at and WNEP-16. Game Stats are on Hudl. The Silver Bowl awaits next Friday as Southern heads into Coal Country to take on the Mt Carmel Red Tornadoes. See you at Mattucci's.

Game 3The game was tied at 28 at halftime and gasps could be heard all across Heartland stadiums but 600+ offensive yards and zero punts means the Tigers get another big win over the Mt Carmel Red Tornadoes 63-34. Game stories are at and WNEP-16. Game stats are on Hudl.The road trip continues next week as the Tigers and their faithful fans travel to Hughesville to take on the Spartans.

Game 4A very good Hughesville team gives Southern all they have but the Tigers come away with another win 35-19. Game stories are at and WNEP-16. Game stats are at Hudl. Homecoming is next week with the always tough Lewisburg Dragons coming to Tiger Stadium.

Game 5A beautiful night for Homecoming,recognition of the team behind the Tigers' first championship in 1966, and a surprise (to him) ceremony officially naming the playing field for Coach Roth. Oh, and a completely dominating performance by the Tigers holding Lewisburg nearly still for 4 quarters (net six yards of total offense) and scoring nearly everytime they had the ball taking the win 35-0. Game stories are at and WNEP-16. Game stats are at Hudl. Next week, a drive to Milton to take on the Black Panthers starts a three game road trip.

Game 6Rain fell but it didn't put a damper on the Tiger's offense or defense as Southern overwhelms the Milton Black Panthers 56-0. Game story is at Game stats are at Hudl. Last time Southern and Montoursville met, over 100 points were scored and Coach Roth actually used a bad word after the playoff win. The new six-classification system puts the teams in different classes but you can bet this game will be on everyone's watchlist as the Tigers travel to meet up with the Warriors again.

Game 7Two unbeaten teams came ready to play but Southern made big plays on offense, defense, and special teams including two pick-6s and a kick-return TD as the Tigers defeat the Montoursville Warriors 42-21. Game stories are at and WNEP-16. Game stats are at Hudl. The road trip finishes up next week with the Tigers traveling to Ironmen Stadium to take on Danville.

Game 8A beautiful night for Danville's Homecoming plus the return of their star player doesn't help as Southern defeats Danville 47-7 to lock up the Heartland Division II title. Game stories are at and WNEP-16. Game stats are at Hudl. The penultimate regular season game is at Tiger Stadium as the Tigers take on the Blue Jays of Central Columbia.

Game 9Like a well-oiled machine, the Tigers take apart the Blue Jays as Southern defeats Central 49-6 for their 50th consecutive regular season win. Game stories are at and WNEP-16. Game stats are at Hudl. The regular season finale once again features the Selinsgrove Seals and they're coming to Tiger Stadium next week for Senior Night. Should be a classic once again.

Game 10Another one of those high-scoring games that kept everyone in their seats until the very end featured a 90-minute 3rd quarter with 7 touchdowns. In the end, the Tigers could not be stopped and defeat the Selinsgrove Seals 52-35 for their 5th consecutive undefeated regular season. Game stories are at and WNEP-16. Game stats are at Hudl. Playoffs? Playoffs? Yes! District playoffs begin next week with the #1 seed Tigers taking on the #8 seed Towanda Black Knights.

Game 11Southern's Stone Hollenbach becomes the first Tiger quarterback to have 4 TD passes in a game as The Towanda Black Knights go down in the first round of the playoffs 69-34. Game story is at Game stats are at Hudl. A familiar playoff opponent will bring their option offense to Tiger Stadium next week as the Tigers meet Line Mountain in the semifinal round of the District playoffs.

Game 12Tiger senior Hunter Thomas puts on a clinic by gaining 160+ yards and scoring 4 touchdowns on only 8 carries as Southern's defense solves the option attack and defeats the Line Mountain Eagles 49-0. Game stories are at and WNEP-16. Game stats are at Hudl. Longtime district rival South Williamsport will come to Tiger Stadium next week as the Tigers play for their 24th District Championship.

Game 13An amazing offensive performance as the Tigers run 12 plays and put 35 points on the board on their way to winning their 24th District Championship over the South Williamsport Mountaineers 49-21. Game stories are at and WNEP-16. Game stats are at Hudl. The state playoffs and the Road to Hershey continue next week as Southern takes on Schuylkill Haven in the Eastern Semifinal at Shamokin's Kemp Memorial Stadium.

Game 14The Southern defense comes up big and holds hard-running Schuykill Haven to 5 points plus scores a much-needed touchdown as the Tigers defeat the Hurricanes 20-5. Game stories are at and WNEP-16. Game stats are at Hudl. The Eastern Final is next as the Tigers travel to District 6 to take on the undefeated Ligonier Valley Rams and their West Virginia-bound quarterback and spread offense.

Game 15Holy holding penalties Batman! Southern's offense finds its groove and overcomes a lot of laundry on the field and the defense holds off an explosive Ligonier Valley offense to take the Eastern Final 31-27. Game stats are at Hudl. Game stories are at, WNEP-16, plus Pittsburgh's TribLIVE. This is it. Next week the Tigers travel to Hershey for the 15th time to take on the Steel Valley Ironmen in the State Championship. It'll have to be a breakfast tailgate as the game starts at 11am. Good luck in Hershey!

Game 16A very young Southern team met a very fast and experienced Steel Valley team and kept it close for a quarter and a half but were overwhelmed through the rest of the game. Missing #1 rusher Gaige Garcia didn't help. The 2016 Tigers take home the Silver trophy as they fall to the State Champion Ironmen 7-49. Game stats are at Hudl. Game stories are at, WNEP-16, plus Pittsburgh's TribLIVE. Lots of talented underclassmen make another trip to Hershey a big possibility - stay tuned!

Tigers in the Net (newspaper coverage behind a paywall I don't bother linking to)

  • 2016

  • I hope you've been following the Press Enterprise weekly football podcast but Coach Roth was the guest for the 12th edition discussing the District 4 final against South Williamsport and previewing the upcoming game against Schuylkill Haven. See it it on YouTube.

  • The Heartland All-Star team is out and congratulations to Jim Roth, Coach of the Year plus first teamers Hunter Thomas RB, Julian Fleming WR, Andrew Bell OL, Troy Donlan OL, Cal Haladay LB, and Cam Young DB. Named to the second team are Gaige Garcia RB, Tyler Bendes DL, Teagan Wilk DB, and Elijah Hoffman K. Unfortunately no links exist to the entire list outside of the pay sites and the PA Heartland website hasn't been updated in two years.

  • The season finale against Selinsgrove attracted WNEP-16's attention as they preview the game between two of their Super-16 Teams.

  • Coach Roth was a guest on WNEP-16's weekly high school football show Coaches Corner where he talked about the Tigers' season through week 6. Oh, and the show happened to be taped at the famous Bloomsburg Fair. Check the video here.

  • Press-Enterprise sports editor Tim Hare hosts a weekly high school football podcast during the season and this week's guest is broadcaster, author and all-around good guy Jim Doyle. They discuss Berwick, Central and, of course, Southern Columbia football teams. Check it out on YouTube.

  • WBRE Sports Top Ten puts the Tigers at #3 as well.

  • slots the newest version of the Tigers at #3 in their small school rankings. Read their preview.

  • The Super 16 countdown is underway and WNEP Sports lists Southern Columbia as #13. See the video.

  • 2015

  • The 2015 Banquet Video has found its way onto the web – check it out here on YouTube.

  • WNEP-16 Sports once again is honoring standout players in their coverage area with their Dream Team. Outstanding Tigers honored this year are Blake Marks ATH, Steve Toczylousky WR and Offensive Player of the Year Nick Becker QB. Southern has had a player on the Dream Team every year of its existence! See the video here.

  • honored Coach Roth as the Class AA Coach of the Year plus recognized Tigers QB Nick Becker as Offensive Player of the Year. Joining Nick on the All-EasternPAFootbal Team are Hunter Thomas RB, Steve Toczylousky WR, and Josh Yoder OL. Honorable Mentions include Chase Tillett DL, Gabe Delbo DL, BlakeMarks LB, and Cam Young DB.

  • The Shamokin News-Item All Area Team recognizes our own Nick Becker as Player of the Year and includes Blake Marks, Hunter Thomas, Matt Bell, Chase Tillett, Steve Toczylousky, Josh Yoder, Gabe Delbo, Tyler Keiser, Austin Knepp, Billy Marzeski, Nick Freeman, and Cam Young. Honorable Mentions include Ross Crowl, Aaron Kroh, Garrett Henry, and Andrew Bell. Wow!

  • The Press Enterprise All Star Team includes Hunter Thomas RB as it's Overall MVP plus SteveToczylousky WR as its Receiver of the Year, Austin Knepp LB as Linebacker of the Year and Josh Yoder as Offensive Lineman of the Year. The rest of the First Team includes Nick Becker QB, Cam Young DB, Matt Bell LB, Gabe Delbo OL, and Blake Marks Def Specialist. The 2nd Team includes Jared Torres RB, Tyler Keiser K, Chase Tillett DL, Nick Freeman DL, and Billy Marzeski DB.

  • A great season summary is at authored by Black Diamond sportscaster and Tiger Alum Dave Fegley '09.

  • The AA All State Team is out and the Tigers are well represented: Nick Becker QB, Hunter Thomas RB, Matt Bell LB, Josh Yoder OL and Cameron Young DB were all recognized with the statewide honor. Of course, our own Coach Roth was recognized as AA Coach of the Year. See the full roster at PennLive.

  • Almost too many sources to list for coverage of the State Championship win but here goes:; PennLive; the Beaver County Times here, here and here; Pittsburgh TribLive here and here; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; WNEP; Daily Item video here; and here; WTAE; WBRE;

  • An advantage of going this far in the playoffs is the coverage expands. Game stories, coverage and video are at, WNEP, WBRE, SECV8, for the Burrs side, plus pictures from the Daily Item.

  • A game summary of the Tigers first State playoff win since 2011 is at, video highlights at WNEP and Allentown's WFMZ, plus a writeup from a Berks perspective at PA Prep Live.

  • The Press Enterprise has been producing a weekly video podcast throughout the season with sports editor Tim Hare and assistant sports edictor Dan Reilly. This week's episode reviews the Montoursville game and looks forward to the State quarterfinal against berks Catholic. While you're at it check the other episodes from the season – very interesting!

  • The District 4-AA Championship was covered by and WNEP. It's worth fighting the paywalls to read about this game including Coach Roth's now famous “What the Hell was That?” quote so here is coverage from the News-Item plus Chuck Souder's commentary and the Press-Enterprise and Tim Hare's commentary.

  • WNEP's Coaches Corner weekly football show interviewed our own Nick Becker about the upcoming AA District Final against the Montoursville Warriors. Click on this link and watch the video segment entitled “D-4 Teams Still Alive”.

  • The PA Heartland Athletic Conference announced the All-Stars for the 2015 season and Southern placed 9 players on the HAC-II First Team: Nick Becker QB, Blake Marks RB, Steve, Toczylousky WR, Josh Yoder OL, Gabe Delbo OL, Tyler Keiser K, Chase Tillett DL, Matt Bell LB, and Cam Young DB. Plus 4 players on the 2nd team: Hunter Thomas RB, Andrew Bell OL, Nick Freeman DL, and Austin Knepp LB.

  • Game coverage of the semifinal victory over Hughesville is at and WNEP.

  • Your Southern vs. Troy highlights courtesy of WNEP (despite the commentary, Gabe Delbo is a great player but did not take over the QB position and check out the ridiculous run by Jared Torres) and

  • and WNEP have the highlights on the big victory over Selinsgrove. Plus, some extra highlights in this YouTube video from the Daily Item..

  • Too far to drive for WNEP but Dfegs was there for the game story at Central Mountain HS.

  • Game stories and video highlights of the win over Lewisburg are at and WNEP.

  • Coverage of Senior night and the Tigers' defeat of the Warrior Run Defenders are at WNEP and

  • WNEP and were both there to witness the Tigers shutout of Mt Carmel.

  • has coverage of the Tigers' homecoming win over Central along with video coverage at WNEP.

  • The story on Southern's victory over Danville is at and WNEP.COM.

  • Alumni Night was September 25th and the top running backs in Tiger history were recognized and honored for their part in Southern' success. Read the article by Dave Fegley at to find out who they were and how far they've brought us.

  • See the coverage of the Tigers win over the Shamokin Indians at Plus, check out video at WNEP.

  • Our own alum Dave Fegley has the write-up on the Tigers victory over the Bloomsburg Panthers at Video highlights are also at WNEP-16.

  • EasternPA has a game summary and WNEP-16 has the highlights of the Tiger victory over the Mifflinburg Wildcats. Also, here's a YouTube highlight video that appeared – we'll take it!

  • Both WNEP-16 and WBRE-28 put the Tigers at #1 in their rankings of area teams.

  • The Harrisburg Patriot News/Pennlive AA rankings are out and put Southern Columbia at #7 statewide.

  • The Press-Enterprise football preview is out and along with a great picture of our own Josh Yoder on the cover, several Tigers are picked for the All PE Preseason Team: Hunter Thomas RB, Blake Marks Off Spec, Nick Becker QB, Cam Young WR, Josh Yoder OL, Chase Tillett DE, Steve Toczylousky DB, and Matt Bell LB. Plus, Nick Becker QB is the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year.

  • The excellent Daily Item football podcast is back and their season preview is up now including their view of PHAC Div 2 and our own Southern Columbia team.

  • A season preview of this years' Tigers is at where they are ranked as the #2 Small School Team in the East.

  • is profiling 100 student athletes on this side of the state expected to shine in the upcoming season. Three players were profiled: Nick Becker, Blake Marks, and Josh Yoder.

  • District 4 Players to Watch at include Nick Becker QB, Blake Marks RB, Aaron Kroh OL, Hunter Thomas RB, Josh Yoder OL, Chase Tillet DL, Gabe Delbo DL, Nick Freeman DL, Matt Bell LB, Cam Young DB, Billy Marzeski DB, and Steve Toczylousky DB (phew – that's a lot to watch!).

  • 2014

  • The PA Heartland Athletic Conference named their Division II All Stars and they include Southern players Nick Becker QB, Josh Yoder OL, Trent Donlan OL, Matt Jeremiah RB, Chase Tillett DL, Billy Barnes LB, and Mike Klebon DB plus Coach Roth was named Coach of the Year.

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • 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 Southern players joining him on the list are Blake Marks and Luke Rarig.

  •'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

  • 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 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, 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, 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.

  • 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

  • Coverage of the win over Warrior Run is at the News-Item, Daily Item and 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

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

  • Details on the win over Bloomsburg is at, 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 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.

  • 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

  • Coverage of the win against South Williamsport is at, 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

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

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

  • Tiger senior Cody Pavlick was featured in'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, 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, 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 website.

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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, Daily Item, Pittsburgh Tribune, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

  • State Championship previews are at Daily Item,,, 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, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 and the Daily Item's Harold Raker.

  • David Mika of 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 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

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

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

  • The epic football game between Southern and Mt. Carmel was covered by the Daily Item and 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

  • 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

  • The Daily Item reports that Tiger Alum Henry Hynoski '07 was named the top fullback in the country in his class by 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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, 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, 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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