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2002-2003 School Year

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The 2002-2003 season began during the summer.  Players would come to school to lift weights and have workouts.  During the summer, former Minnesota Viking Leo Lewis would work with the players.  They also attended an overnight at Augsburg College.

When the season began in the middle of August, the players were ready to go after the title.  The tough part about going after the title is that other schools are doing the same type of preparation the Tigers did.

South opened the season against Southwest.  The Lakers did not put up a fight and racked up a 51-0 win.

Feeling confident after the first game, the Tigers took on Roosevelt.  The defense shut out their opponent for the second straight game and the team won 27-0.

South played non-conference opponent Columbia Heights.  The results of the game were not reported.

South travelled to the Northside and took on the Polars for their Homecoming.  South did everything they could to send the Polar crowd home dejected, but came up short, losing 30-28.

Against Henry, the Tigers seemed to fold.  Only once touchdown was scored against the Patriot defense and Henry won 28-8.

The game against Washburn seemed to be a lost cause but no one told that to the Tigers.  South may have played their best game of the season against the Millers, but came up just short, 30-28.

In the Twin City Crossover game, South defeated St. Paul Humboldt 20-12.

South faced Washburn again, this time in the Region tournament.  With the Tigers coming so close a week and a half ago, they were ready to pull off an upset.  The Millers were ready too.  Washburn was too much for the Tigers and won 40-0.

South finished with a 2-4 record in fifth place.  Overall, the team was 3-5. Highlights of the season included Josh Stein-Anderson who averaged rushing for 100 yards a game, Craig Dyar who was third in the conference in rushing and Nigel Sheffield who was the top ranked receiver in Minneapolis.