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 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    November 4, 2019

Fast Starts Leads Yellowjackets Past Tigers In SMC Contest

It's been a long, tough season for the Tiger football team and Friday night was no different as the Tigers tried to get back into the win column. Rosman hosted Hayesville, a team the Tigers have manha...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 28, 2019

Bulldogs Pull Away From Tigers In Rain-Soaked Contest

As former Rosman head coach Jim Fox used to say, "The Smoky Mountain Conference is like a fist fight in a ditch." That was how Friday night's matchup with Murphy started out, and the Rosman Tigers'...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    October 7, 2019

Braves' Late Charge Denies Tigers First SMC Victory

Friday night's trip to the reservation was a tale of two halves for the Rosman Tiger football team. The Tigers stormed out of the gate in the first half and did as they wished, with Rosman racking up...

 

Black Knights Hammer Tigers In Smoky Mountain Opener

The schedule for the Rosman Tigers has been tough so far this season and Friday night's opponent possibly could have been the toughest yet. The Robbinsville Black Knights brought in a squad sitting at...

 

Trojans' Fast Start Dooms Tigers As Rosman Falls 55-6

The Rosman Tigers are improving even when the scores indicate otherwise. Friday night, the Tigers were outmanned in all facets, hosting a 3-0 Chase team with size, speed and plenty of skilled...

 

Mustangs' Offense Races By Tigers, Smoky Takes 63-0 Win

The Harvest Moon and Friday the 13th took its toll on the Rosman Tiger football team as they traveled to Smoky Mountain to take on the Mustangs. The trip up Highway 64 did not fair well for the...

 
 By Scotty Ruff    Sports    August 26, 2019

Tigers Fight Hard, Fall 16-0 To Jets In Season Opener

The Wiliam Cathey field at Silverstein Memorial Stadium was more suited for a duck than the home opener for Rosman Tiger football, but that's just how the second era for head coach Dan Essenberg...

 
 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...

 

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....

 

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