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2016-2017 School Year
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2016-2017 Varsity Team Photo: Players names were not listed in the 2017 South Yearbook.

The 2016-2017 football season was one of the stranger seasons in Tiger History. 

The Tigers got off to a tough start losing 25-0 to the Roosevelt. The Tigers are young and inexperienced. The hope is they will improve because of a strong work ethic.

The Tigers lost big on the scoreboard to New Life Academy, but showed signs of improvement. These young men are doing everything the coaches ask of them. Patience is key to success. The final score was 50-0.

The Tigers took another loss to the Southwest Lakers. Injuries mounted in this game forcing the Tigersto play several underclassmen. For the third straight game, South was shut out.  The final was 41-0.

The Tigers lost their fourth game of the season to Mound-Westonka 41-7. South found the end zone in the third quarter on a five yard pass from Josiah Lossow to Travis "Mississippi" Wilkenson. Thomas Thell knocked through the extra point. With pouring rain the entire game, the field had extremely poor footing.

Another tough loss followed, this one to Blake, 54-0. The Tigers are leaving it all on the field even though the scores do not show it. The experience will pay off in the future.

South continued to improve, again reaching the end zone.  However, Providence Academy continued the string of losses, 33-6.

The Tigers continue to improve every week but are still looking to get their first win. St. Paul Johnson ended up winning this one 34-14. Down 28-0, South came back with 14 straight points only leaving them 2 scores behind in the third quarter. After that, South was unable to punch it in. Elaih George had a big day offensively with 118 yards rushing on 24 carries. He had two catches for 50 yards. Josiah Lossow scored the other touchdown and contributed sox tackles and one Interception on defense.

The Tigers scored first with and interception returned for a touchdown by Tre Thompson against St. Paul Harding. As the game wore on, injuries plagued the Tigers. By the end of the game, the Tigers were without five starters. In the end the Tigers fell 20-6.

South ended the season in the Region 4AAAA tournament against Columbia Heights. The Tigers started the game with turnovers on their first two possessions and never recovered. The Tigers played without three of their two way starters, two who were their best lineman. The positive was the Tigers had a season high 195 yards rushing and 223 total yards. The final score was 53-14.

The Tigers showed great improvement these last couple of weeks, even though it does not show with a 0-9 record.  The team realizes what needs to be done to improve for next season and return to a winning form.

Lenny Sedlock, the second-longest serving head coach in Tiger history, retired at the end of the season as head coach. His conference record was 55-82-0. During his tenure, he was 51-90-0 overall.