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2001-2002 School Year
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2001-2002 Varsity Team Photo: Players names were not listed in the 2002 South Yearbook.

Like every season in the last 20 years, practice started in August.  Like every season before this one, players who are hopeful of making the varsity show their best to the coaches.  Unlike the last 13 years though, a new man was at the help of the Tiger football program.  That man was Lenny Sedlock, a former Tiger player.  He is also a health and physical education teacher.

Sedlock brings with him the tenacity he demonstrated as a player.  Coach Sedlock hopes not only to bring a winning attitude to the Tigers but also bring the team together so they can work and understand each other’s’ strengths and weaknesses.

The first game of the season was against Southwest.  The Lakers, who have been mired near the bottom of the standings for a number of year, did not play well.  The Tigers, who had to learn a new system did their best to put the new plays into effect.  The result was a 14-6 Tiger victory.

South took on Roosevelt in their next game.  South played well, but the Teddies were just too powerful, winning 34-20.

South played a non-conference game against Columbia Heights.  The results of this game were not reported.

The Polars came to help South celebrate Homecoming.  With an alum guiding the Tigers, how could the home team lose?  Unfortunately, South lost 34-12, sending the fans home dejected once again.

Henry and South played a close game, with the Patriots taking the win 18-8.

South finished conference play against the top two teams.  Edison, which finished second, won 46-2.  Champion Washburn won 35-0.

In the Twin City Crossover game, South took on St. Paul Arlington.  South scored the most points of the season in this game, but still lost, 40-28.

The Tigers finished the season in the Region tournament.  Their only game was against Cretin-Derham Hall.  The Cadets scored, scored, and scored.  It seemed as if they would not quit scoring.  They scored so much that they set a record for the most points a Tiger opponent has scored.  The final was 70-0!

South finished 1-5 in the conference, tied with Southwest for last place.  Overall the team was 1-8.