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1977-1978 School Year
1977-1978 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: Everett Pruett, John Outlaw, Steve Rogers, Jim Book, Todd Leegard. Back Row: Andy Delosier, Assistant Coach Dave Berg, Clarence Flowers, Jeff White, Bob Olson, Head Coach Eric Magdanz, Student Teacher Coach Bob Peterson. Not Pictured: Bob Ness, Dale Poitra.

Head Coach Eric Magdanz knew he and his assistants, Dave Berg and Bob Peterson, had their work cut out for them during this season.  Only five players returned from last season.  So everyone expected this to be a rebuilding year, and it was.

South opened the season against Central.  For the seventh time in the last three seasons, Central won.  This game went down to the wire however, with the Pioneers winning 55-53. South also fell in their second game, losing to West 73-58.

The first Tiger win of the season came against Edison.  The Tommies tried to hang with the Tigers, but did not.  The final score was 74-60.

South continued a season of bad breaks, losing their next seven conference games.  Southwest handed the Tigers their first loss of this streak, 58-53.  Henry defeated South next, 58-50, Roosevelt won 65-43.  North gave South their one of their biggest loss in this streak, 89-66.  Washburn gave the worst defeat, 75-45.  Central beat the Tigers for the second time, 55-46.  West won the last game in the streak by a 77-65 score.

For their second win of the season, South defeated Edison for the second time.  The 71-58 score was similar to the first game.  This would be the last win of the season for the Tigers.

South finished the conference season with losses to Southwest (71-63), Henry (70-56), Roosevelt (69-32), North (94-51), and Washburn (85-47). 

Two non-conference games were in the record books, both losses.  Rosemount beat the Tigers by 30, 81-51.  Rochester Mayo won by 11, 68-57.

In the Region V-AA tournament, South lost its only game to North, 83-43. 

South finished the season with a 2-14, in 8th place.  Only Edison had a worst record (0-16).