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Black Knights Grind Out 57-16 Win Over Tigers - Rosman, NC

The Rosman Tigers made the familiar trip to conference foe Robbinsville Friday night for the opening round of the North Carolina 1A playoffs. The Tigers' hopes of a major upset would be shattered...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    November 6, 2017

Heartbreak For Tigers As Yellowjackets Win In OT

Friday night's game against Hayesville had it all for the community of Rosman. Pregame ceremonies included Senior Night in front of a packed Silverstein Memorial Stadium. Playoff implications were...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 30, 2017

Bulldogs' Big Lead Proves Too Much For Tiger Rally

The Rosman Tigers had a monumental task Friday night as they traveled to the defending 1A state champs' home field. Murphy has never been kind to the visiting Tigers and Friday night's trip would be...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 16, 2017

Maroon Devils Roll Past Tigers For 49-14 Victory - Rosman, NC

Rosman was rocking Friday night with the entire town in Homecoming mode, but the Tiger football team had a huge task in front of them with the Swain County Maroon Devils rolling into town. The smell o...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 9, 2017

Braves Pull Away In Second Half To Beat Tigers 39-21 - Rosman, NC

The Tigers came to play. The Cherokee Braves have been one of the hottest teams in the mountains sitting at 6-0 on the season, but the Tigers came to play Friday night on the reservation. The Tigers...

 

Tigers Defeat Wildcats On The Road In SMC Opener - Rosman, NC

Look out, the Tigers football team is on a winning streak. Even more important, the Tigers are undefeated in the conference and the two-game winning streak has managed to get the town back out to the...

 

Cougars' Rushing Attack Proves Too Much For Tigers - Rosman, NC

The Rosman Tigers knew coming into Friday night's endowment game that they would be facing one of the best teams on the 2017 schedule. The stadium was packed for the second home game of the season,...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    August 21, 2017

Turnovers Doom Tigers In 7-Point Loss To Eagles

Some fans may have not recognized Silverstein Memorial Stadium or believed that the Tigers could possibly be playing on William J. Cathey Field Friday night for the season opener after an 18-foot...

 

Tigers Come Up Short In First Round Against Rebels – Rosman NC

The Rosman Tigers' playoff berth found them on the long side of six-hour trip to face off with the number one seed North Duplin. North Duplin is located in Calypso, N.C. near Mount Olive and was one...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    November 7, 2016

Tigers Fall To Bulldogs 43-8 In Season Home Finale – Rosman NC

It was a emotional night Friday as the Tigers played host to the Murphy Bulldogs for the regular season finale. Before the game the Tigers recognized all senior athletes on a cold friday night. At...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 31, 2016

Tigers Pick Up Gutsy Road Win Over Trinity Academy – Rosman NC

The Rosman Tigers may have pulled out their best performance of the year Friday night as they traveled across the state line into Tennessee to play Trinity Academy for the second time this season....

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 24, 2016

Tigers Show Resiliency In Road Loss To Maroon Devils – Rosman NC

Friday night's matchup between the Rosman Tigers and the Swain Maroon Devils may have looked like another Tiger blowout, but the Tigers showed huge strides and got a few players back from the injury...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 17, 2016

Big Plays Early Help Braves Race Past Tigers 45-3

The Rosman Tigers just can't get a break on the injury front this season and Friday night's match up with Cherokee saw the Tigers go down another man. The Tigers were without eight starters and...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 10, 2016

Black Knights Smother The Tigers 41-3 In SMC Battle – Rosman NC

To say the Rosman Tiger football team was outmanned would be an understatement Friday night as they traveled to take on the defending 1A state champions Robbinsville. The Tigers had as many as eight p...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 3, 2016

Homecoming Heartbreak As Andrews Beats Rosman 7-0 – Rosman NC

On a Homecoming night that saw Ressie Mae Owen crowned queen of the 2016 court, the fans may have been disappointed if they came to expect an offensive explosion. If defense is your cup of tea, then...

 

Injuries Pile Up In Tigers' 34-12 Loss To Yellowjackets – Rosman NC

The injury bug has hit the Rosman Tiger football team pretty hard this season and Friday nights matchup with conference foe Hayesville was the coup de grace as the Tigers fell 34-12 on the road. The...

 

Cougar Offense Storms Past Tigers, Rosman Falls 61-16 – Rosman NC

It seems if you're an undefeated football team in the mountains, chances are you're on the Rosman Tigers schedule early and often. Every opponent the Tigers have faced so far this season has been unde...

 

Tigers Undone By Patriots Offense, Fall 44-22 At Home – Rosman NC

The Rosman Tigers had one of two ways to go after last week's loss to county rival Brevard. It was a week that could make or break the Tigers season. Stand up and fight or get better every day and...

 

Tigers Fall In Playoff Heartbreaker To Murphy – Rosman NC

The Murphy Bulldogs held a 13-0 lead and Rosman head football coach Freddie Whitman was stomping the side lines waiting on the point after attempt to be over. "Is this really how you want to end it? I...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    November 9, 2015

Rosman Falls To Murphy, Advances To Playoffs – Rosman NC

It may have been the biggest game of the season in regard to playoff seedings, but those who made the foggy trip to Murphy Friday night might have felt as if they were watching a round at the Masters...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 26, 2015

Rosman Rally Falls Short Against Swain County – Rosman NC

It was a good news, bad news situation for the Rosman Tigers last week. On Thursday injured starting quarterback Josh Rice was released to play Friday night as the Tigers hosted Swain County on...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 19, 2015

Injury-Plagued Tigers Shutout Braves 21-0 – Rosman NC

The Rosman Tigers defense pitched another shutout Friday as the Tigers traveled to Cherokee and defeated the Braves 21-0. It was the Tigers third shutout of the season, but the win came with a huge...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 12, 2015

Black Knights Beat Tigers On Last Minute Score – Rosman NC

The fans showed up in flocks Friday night as the Rosman Tigers hosted the Robbinsville Black Knights for top seeding in the Smoky Mountain Conference. Both schools came in ranked in the state and the fans that came were treated to an old-fashioned,...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 8, 2015

Tigers Tame Wildcats In Shutout Road Victory – Rosman NC

"Mondays are the root of all evil" according to Rosman Tiger head coach Freddie Whitman. "They call it blue Mondays for a reason." The Rosman Tigers traveled to conference foe Andrews on Monday night...

 

Rosman Crushes Hayesville 57-0 On Homecoming – Rosman NC

It was a busy week in the halls of Rosman High. The school was celebrating its 100-year anniversary and Homecoming week. The Rosman Tiger football team got the memo and did their best to celebrate,...

 

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