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 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    November 5, 2018

Tigers Cruise Past Yellowjackets For SMC Victory - Rosman NC

A lot was on the line for the Rosman Tiger football team Friday night as they traveled to Hayesville for the last regular season game of the year. The Tigers needed a win to improve from last year's...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 29, 2018

Bulldogs' Ground Game Leads To Win Over Tigers

Emotions were high Friday night as the Rosman Tigers honored the 2019 seniors at William Cathey Field for the last home game of the season. The game was moved to Thursday night, and unfortunately,...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 15, 2018

Tigers Suffer SMC Setback In 39-7 Loss To Swain

On a cold night in Bryson City, the Rosman Tigers could not capitalize on two Swain turnovers early in the game. To make matters worse, the Tigers struggled in the red zone, which led to a 39-7 loss...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 8, 2018

Braves Pull Away In Second Half To Defeat Tigers

The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Sciences defines psychological momentum as "the positive or negative change in cognition, affect, physiology and behavior caused by an event or series of events that...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 1, 2018

Tigers Fall To Black Knights In Road SMC Contest - Rosman NC

The Rosman Tigers traveled to Robbinsville High School Friday night to Big Oak Stadium riding a two-game winning streak. Big Oak is one of the toughest places to play in the entire conference, but the Tiger defense looked to be on task early on. The...

 

Tigers Open SMC Play With Victory Over Wildcats - Rosman NC

"That, my friends, is called a winning streak," was a quote that was said over and over on the sideline at Silverstein Memorial Stadium Friday night. The Rosman Tigers opened up Smoky Mountain Confere...

 

Cougars' Big Second Half Proves Too Much For Tigers

The Rosman Tigers season hasn't started as planned, but the Tigers are improving. The team has played some stiff competition against teams much bigger than them so far this season. Friday night would...

 

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...

 

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