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1987-1988 School Year
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1987-1988 Varsity Team Photo: Gerald Cunningham, Anthony Buchanan, Corey Frazier, Nevin Taylor, Richard White, Willie Kong, Carl Powers, Mark Suartz, Coach Jay Kollans. Second Row: Tim Devine, Rico Blevins, Tim Nelson. Third Row: Coach Kevin Witlock, Robert Frahm, Eddie Blaylark, Luis Santiago, Don Ealey, Chad Shilson, Mark Torkelson, Alvin Crockett, B. J. Haines, Mark Andrews, Philip Harp. Fourth Row: Tim Johnson, Ralph Howes, Stacy Leecy, Lance Thayer, Jarrod Nelson, Mahmoud Hassan, Chris Lovely, Any Johnson, Anthony Richards, Nick Matts. Back Row: Coach Al Howard, Sam Bakion, Lelie Cayour, Sean Wilson, Tony Moe, Al Sanders, Morgan Walker, Andy Aleckson, Keynnon Phillips, Eric Svedberg, Paul Blake, Coach Steve Haney.

After five years, the Tigers came under new leadership.  Jay Kollans replaced Maurice Webert at the head coach at South.  Kollans job was to turn the misfortunes of the Tigers around.  As the season began, it seemed as if the Tigers would be in contention for the entire season.

South opened against their arch-rival, Roosevelt.  The Teddies put up a struggle, but the Tigers eked out a win 21-19.

The team improved in the next game, against Southwest.  The defense was stellar, and the offense played like a well-tuned machine.  The Tigers won 26-0.

The team won their third straight game, beating North.  Again, the defense was perfect in a 21-0 win.

South hit a roadblock when they took on Edison.  The Tommies and Tigers played an even game.  South lost by one point, 7-6.

South played their Homecoming game against Washburn.  The Millers spoiled the festivities, winning 21-7.  After this game, the Tigers seemed to lose confidence.

South finished the conference season losing 14-0 to Henry.

South finished with a 3-3 conference record, tied for third with Washburn. Four players were named to the All-Conference team: Sam Bakion, Paul Blake, Don Ealey, and Nevin Taylor.

Coach Kollans was assisted by Steve Haney, Al Howard, Kevin Witlock and Mike Wurzer.