Busy weekend for Tigers

Several Tigers players and coaches hit the road this weekend to take in college Spring Games on Saturday. Oscar Smith players and coaches took in games at Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State.

Spring Game in Blacksburg

Checking out the VSU Trojans Spring Game

Tigers take in Pitt Panthers Spring Game

Following the excitement of the Spring Games on Saturday, a number of players attended the Rivals Camp in Washington, D.C. on Sunday to work out in front of the recruiting analysts at Rivals.com.

(l to r) Maurice Freeman, Romon Copeland, Sherrod Covil, Malcolm Britt, Amonte Jones, and Kevon King.

Tigers Take In Old Dominion

With the college practice season in full swing, Coach Chris Scott, Coach Joe Jones, Coach Romon Copeland, Sr., and Coach Stanley Woodson ushered a number of Oscar Smith Tigers over to Old Dominion to watch the Monarchs ball it up a little bit.

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While there, the Tigers enjoyed the Monarchs’ practice as well as a photo shoot with the Old Dominion Media team.

Check out the swag images in the gallery below

Class of 2019 Signing Day

The Tigers celebrated Signing Day for the Class of 2019 at a school-wide pep rally with eight players making their college commitments.

The signees:

Kenny Etheridge - Alderson Broaddus

Aaron Acevedo - Randolph-Macon

Austin Benoit - University of Charleston

Elijah Alston - Marshall

TJ Tucker - Virginia State

Deondre Davis - Virginia State

Isaiah Mayes - Virginia State

Rodney Jones - Virginia State

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Chadroc coming to The Jungle

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Get ready Tiger fans, band, and Ambush Nation!

Chadroc, the man responsible for our entrance song "In The Building", is coming to The Jungle on Friday, September 7th when the Tigers host the Great Bridge Wildcats.

IT'S TIME TO PACK THE JUNGLE!!!

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Bout to turn up even more

Over the years, the Tigers' entrance onto the field has received some national notoriety, but things got taken to the next level on Saturday night when rap artist Chadroc took notice of our entrance versus West Forsyth (NC).

The story started with a tweet from Kyle from 757 Teamz who noted the Tiger Cage entrance as "THE best intro in football".  

The entrance song of choice for the game was "In The Building" by Chadroc Ft. Dudie, a song created for the Clemson Tigers. With a hook like "Them Tigers in the building", it was a natural fit to hype up the squad and the crowd and to create that jungle atmosphere.

Suddenly, Chadroc's phone was blowing up with messages that a high school team was using his song.

After watching the video, Chadroc himself was fired up.

Twitter worked its magic and before long Chadroc was chatting it up with players and fans.

Not content with just shouting out the squad, Chadroc is now making it his mission to visit the school for a game in the coming weeks and months.

Thanks for the song, thanks for the love, and we'll be seeing you soon, Chadroc!

Special night with Special Olympians

On Friday night, after a week of lifting and conditioning on Monday through Thursday, a dozen or so Oscar Smith football players made their way to Chesapeake Lanes on Battlefield Boulevard to bowl with a couple dozen Special Olympians.

A good time was had by all and we expect to get together more in the future with our friends from the Chesapeake Special Olympics.

*Photos courtesy of Stanley Woodson

Class of 2018 Signing Day

The Tigers celebrated Signing Day for the Class of 2018 at the school in the theaters as eight players made their college commitments.


The signees:

Jalen Moore - Virginia Union

James Collins - University of Central Florida

Jaylen Todd - Virginia State

Keshon Artis - Virginia Tech

 

Keyon Watson - St. Andrew's College

Khalid Wilson - Chowan

Kyle Thomas - ASA Junior College

Shy'keem Hussey - Louisburg Junior College


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Tigers find 2018 Opening game

Continuing the tradition of playing big-time games to open the season, the Tigers have reached an agreement with the West Forsyth High School from Clemmons, NC to open their season against the Titans program.

The power program out of North Carolina finished with an 11-1 mark last season and have compiled a 41-11 record since 2014. They finished the 2017 campaign as the #11-ranked team in the state in the 4A classification, the top group in the Tarheel State.

Game time is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25th.

Notable athletes from West Forsyth include the NBA's Chris Paul, Washington Redskin and former Florida Gator defensive end Alex McCalister, and Class of 2018 All-American defensive end KJ Henry, a Clemson commit.