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2000-2001 School Year
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2000-2001 Varsity Team Photo: Players’ names were not listed in the 2001 South Yearbook.

The goal for the season was to make sure no one defeated the Tigers in conference play.  The eight-time defending champions took the defense of their title seriously.

The conference season opened with a game against Roosevelt.  Unfortunately, the score was not reported so we do not know the results.  One could assume that the Tigers won the game because in the games that were reported, Roosevelt did not win any conference competitions.  However, they had seven missing scores.

In the second conference game, South destroyed North 11-0.  This was the first of three consecutive games in which the Tigers would score in double digits and shut out their opponent.  The second lopsided win was a 12-0 shellacking of Edison.  Henry lost by an unlucky score of 13-0. 

Washburn played the Tigers very tough.  The game was tied 2-2 when regulation ended.  South took advantage of a Miller mistake and scored in overtime, winning 3-2.

The second game against Roosevelt continued the trend of destruction the Tigers would place on the conference.  The Teddies were decimated 14-0. 

The Tigers beat arch-nemesis Southwest but the final score was not reported. This game was followed by two more blowouts.  North lost again 11-0.  Edison lost 10-0.  Because of the results of the first game, it could be assumed that South defeated Henry, but the score was not reported.

The last two games were against the two teams that South believed could stop them from the title.  Southwest played hard but the Tigers pulled out a 2-1 win.  Against Washburn, the team that took them to overtime earlier in the season, the Tigers game out with sharpened teeth and put in an early goal.  This was followed by a few more for a Tiger 4-0 win, a 10-0 conference record and their ninth straight title.

In non-conference games, The Tigers lost to Apple Valley 4-0.  The team took on two Rochester opponents. Lourdes fell 4-1.  Mayo gave the Tigers fits, but fell in the end 2-1.

White Bear Lake handed the Tigers a 3-2 defeat.  This was followed by a 2-0 win over Bloomington Kennedy.  Burnsville then beat the Tigers.  South scored one goal, but the Burnsville score was not reported.  The Tigers easily beat St. Paul Como Park 8-0.  They last non-conference game was a 2-0 loss to Edina.