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2007-2008 School Year

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Football may be the ultimate team sport.  What makes a good team or good teammate?  According to junior Drew Chirpich, “A good team is when people are motivated to work hard to attain a common goal,” according to what was published in the 2008 South Yearbook.  Senior captain Devon Lamb also said, according to the yearbook, “You have to realize that football is a team sport.  No matter how good you are as an individual, you have to learn the team concept.  You may be the star players, but in the end, It’s how well the team played that really matters.”

These are what makes South football unique.  Head Coach Lenny Sedlock preached that regardless of the result of the game, the team won or lost, not individuals.

The first game of the season was against Cambridge.  South performed  better than in the past against Cambridge and held their heads high in defeat, 44-26.

South opened the conference season against Roosevelt.  The offense sputtered.  The Teddies won 14-6.

The Tigers bounced back against Henry.  A close game, 19-18, gave South their first win of the season.  This gave the Tigers confidence they could be a major player in the conference

South racked up their second win of the season against Edison.  Another confidence builder, winning at 30-26, gave the Tigers hope for rest of the season.

South took on defending champion Washburn. Washburn has won six consecutive titles and has lost only once conference game in those seven seasons (It was the third game of the 2002-2003 conference season). South playing confident took it to the Millers, scoring 20 points.  In the end, the Millers scored 21 and continued their winning streak, which would reach 33 games by the end of the season.

After almost upsetting Washburn, the Tigers faced North for South’s Homecoming.  The fans expected a Tiger win, but North had other ideas, destroying the dreams of the partisan crowd, 34-12.

South finished the conference season against Southwest.  The Lakers, who had one of their better seasons in years, beat the Tigers 45-28.

South too on St. Paul Highland Park in the Twin City Crossover game.  Highland Park more than doubled the Tigers score, 32-14.

South’s season ended in the Region tournament with a 31-0 loss to Woodbury.

In the conference the Tigers finished 2-4, in fifth place.  Overall the team was 2-7.