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1991-1992 School Year

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Co-Captain Adam Flanders reflected on the 1991-1992 season in the following manner, as reported in the 1992 South Yearbook. “We knew we could be good, but we had to prove it to everybody we played, and most of all, to ourselves.”  The Tigers were determined to show what they could do.  It was the responsibility of Head Coach Al Howard and his assistants, Steve Haney, Jay Roland and Mike Wurzer, to develop the Tigers into the team Flanders spoke of.

South opened the season against Roosevelt.  The long-time rival Teddies showed the Tigers they were capable of playing with anyone, but not the Teddies.  Roosevelt won 35-22.

South took on highly rated Edison next.  Fans thought if the Tigers could not beat Roosevelt, what chance did they have against a ranked team.  South stunned the Tommies and upset them 14-12.

The next game was not much easier.  Another ranked team, North, was the next opponent.  The Tigers played even better than they did against Edison.  The Tigers shut out the Polars, 14-0.

Southwest did not challenge the Tigers.  South took apart the Lakers and won 35-6.

Homecoming was next.  The opponent was Robbinsdale Cooper.  South again poured on the points and beat the Hawks 35-7.

Henry gave South a challenge.  The three point win put South in second place.  The finals was 22-19.

The last game of the season was against Washburn.  Washburn was undefeated.  South had only one loss.  This would be for the conference title.  South came out hard and took an early lead.  Washburn was not about to give up, but the Tigers were too much for the Millers and South won 29-16.  South tied with Washburn for the conference championship.

Because South defeated Washburn, South represented Minneapolis as the champions against the St. Paul Champions in the Twin City game.  St. Paul was represented by Cretin-Derham Hall.  The Cadets handed the Tigers their second loss of the season, 36-6.

South finished the season with a loss in the Region tournament to St. Louis Park.

Overall, South finished 6-3, their best record in years.  They were ranked 10th in the StarTribune Metro area football poll at the end of the season.