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 and followed it up in September 2017 by becoming one of only three head coaches in Pennsylvania to reach 400 wins.
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Aug 25th @ Shamokin - Southern gets off to a good start and with a "score-at-will" offense and smothering defense, outpacing the Indians 55-7. Game Story.
Sep 1st @ Bloomsburg - The Tiger defense came to play and shut out the Panther offense and the offense continued their dominant play scoring early and often to win 49-0. Game story.
Sep 8th Mount Carmel - The first game on a brand new turf field against a local rival - doesn't get any better than that. The Tornadoes staunch defense makes for tough going but the Tiger defense and a stellar kicking game come through for the win 29-7. Game Story.
Sep 15th Hughesville - The Tigers felt like they had something to prove and they sure proved it shutting out the Spartans 57-0 and giving Coach Roth and his staff their 400th win. Game Story.
Sep 22nd @ Lewisburg (at Susquehanna University) - Continuing their roll through the regular season, Southern lights up the Green Dragons winning 56-21. Game Story.
Sep 29th Milton - The points come fast and furious as Southern takes the Homecoming Game 75-28. Game Story.
Oct 6th Montoursville - On a night where several distinguished alumni were honored, the Tigers were quite distinguished themselves, defeating the Warrios 42-7. Game Story.