On a night which saw temperatures reach the 20s, the Many Tigers entered the field to an accompanying explosive pyrotechnic show that set some of the field on fire as the Rosepine Eagles saw their season come to an end in the second round of the playoffs, 21-7.
Before the game, Rosepine coach Johnny Cryer said his team would have to play its best game in order to get the win.
After the game, Cryer said the Eagles came out flat and it hurt them early.
Rosepine won the toss and elected to receive kick. 
The Eagles were able to get a first down, but soon faced a fourth down near midfield. Cryer decided to run a fake punt, but the trickery was sniffed out by the Tigers and was stuffed.
Just a few plays later, Many quarterback D.J. Palmer took the ball from the shotgun formation on a quarterback sneak around left end and scooted inside the pylon for the score. With just minutes gone in the first quarter, the score was, 7-0
Many stopped Rosepine short on its second drive and took over on the Eagle 35.  On the first play, one of Palmer's only three completions on the night went to Bobo Underwood for 16 yards to take the ball down to the Eagle 19.
A wide receiver sweep to Roderick Davis gave the Tigers a first and goal and Palmer punched it in on the next play from nine yards out. Many faked the extra-point kick and Davis ran it in to make the score, 15-0 with 3:15 to go in the first quarter.
The Rosepine offense finally got something going, starting on its own 29. Eight plays later the Eagles had a first-and-10 on the Tiger 21. 
The lion's share of the drive was on the back of Gary Suydam, who had four of the five carries including a 34-yarder on a third-and-5 to set the Eagles up on the doorstep.
But then the Eagles' other downfall of the night reared it's head ... missed opportunities. 
Three plays after the first down, the Eagles had a fourth-and-3 at the 14. Klint White's run on the draw was stuffed and the Eagles were denied.
Many took over and gained two first downs, but were forced to punt from its own 36 and Rosepine took over, this time at its own 22.
This time the Eagles mounted a 12-play drive, this time with White, Suydam and fullback Kameron Suire sharing the load. With under three minutes to play in the half, they faced a third-and-7 at the Tiger 19. 
White rolled right, looked downfield and heaved a toss to the 5, where it was intercepted by the Tigers' Trey Underwood, who took it back to the Rosepine 31 before being taken down by a hustling Suydam.
The Eagle defense stiffened and forced Many into a fourth-and-long from its own 30. Palmer dropped back to pass, tried to run up the middle and at the last second pulled up to throw. Palmer appeared to be very close to being over the line of scrimmage, but there was no flag as he floated a perfect pass to Davis on a post route over the middle for a touchdown with just 1:23 to go in the half. The extra point attempt was no good, making the score, 21-0. 
The Eagles had something going just before the half, with a 24-yard run by Suire keying the drive before another Underwood interception snuffed out the threat.
On the opening kickoff of the second half, the ball rolled and trickled over to the visitors' sideline, where it was picked up at the 9 by a Many player, who was hit hard as soon as he looked up, pinning the Tigers deep.
The Eagle defense did not permit a first down and the punt gave Rosepine the ball at the Many 38.
Seven plays later, facing another fourth down at the Many 20, White was again stuffed on a run attempt and yet another Rosepine drive ended without points.
Many proved on the next drive it could play power football as well, taking over with 6:48 to go in the third quarter and mounting a 17-play, ground assault that seemed destined to end in a score.
The Tigers switched formations halfway through the drive from their customary spread formation to a power-I formation and went no-huddle. 
However, Alexander "Moochie" Norris was stopped short on the Tigers' fourth down attempt from the 10 and the Eagles took over just eight seconds into the fourth quarter.
Neither team seriously threatened after that and when the clock ticked to zero, the Many Tigers had advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 2A state playoffs and Rosepine will go home, the season over.
Suydam led the way for the Eagles with 150 yards and a late touchdown, while White finished with 65 yards on 14 carries.
With the victory, Many will now face second-seeded Evangel the day after Thanksgiving in Shreveport. Evangel held off Clinton, 21-14, to reach the quarterfinals.