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2012-2013 School Year
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2012-2013 Varsity Team Photo: Players names were not listed in the 2013 South Yearbook.

The 2012-2013 Football season as special for the football team.  It was a season of change, hard work and memorable moments.  The StarTribune followed the team and reported what the season meant to the players and coaches.  Practice kicked off in August with a surprise visit from Vice President Joe Biden.  The lack of numbers provided many opportunities for underclassmen.  There was also a new experience at Barnard Field, the first ever home night game!

South opened the season with a convincing win over Roosevelt.  The Teddies played hard, but the Tigers stopped then throughout the game.  A 15-0 win started the season off on the right foot.

Washburn was a thorn in the side of the Tigers again.  After having to share the title last season, Washburn returned to the powerhouse they have been and beat the Tigers 33-6.

South played two more conference game.  First they defeated North 51-27.  This was followed by a 36-22 beating of Henry.

South took a break from conference play to take on Eden Prairie.  The Eagles have been one of the best teams in the state in recent years, and their play against the Tigers showed why.  Eden Prairie won 42-0.

South and Southwest clashed.  The Lakers completely controlled the game, winning 43-0.

South finished the conference season with their Homecoming game against Edison.  This was also the first time in the school’s history they would play a game on the South field under the lights.  Booster organizations arranged for portable light stands to be brought to Barnard field.  The game was the highlight of the season, and made all of the news channels.  Edison put up a good fight, but with all the added support, South doubled Edison, winning 41-20.

South finished the regular season with a 49-0 loss to Robbisdale Cooper.

In the Region 6AAAAAA tournament, South was completely overwhelmed by Wayzata, 62-6.  This ended the Tigers’ season. 

South finished 4-2, in third place in the Minneapolis Conference.  Overall the team was 4-5.  Five players were named to the All-Conference squad: Luke Dugan, Kyle Helmstetter, Anthony Hockett, Kaleb Pritchard, and Brandon Strong. 

Head Coach Lenny Sedlock finished his 11th season at the Tiger helm.  He was assisted by Chris Barrett, Byron Carter, Nate Grinager, Peter Grinager, Andy Henderson and Ross Muellenberg.