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1984-1985 School Year
1984-1985 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: S. VIxyvong, P. D’Andrea, J. Heath, J. Casperson, K. McCaa. Middle Row: D. Hoppe, E. Berg, A. McDonald, T. Ipsen, W> Kopf, B. Armijo, C. Beccone, G. Vue. Back Row: T. Teske, T. Stellar, J. Tidwell, Coach R. Tungseth, J. Hesser, J. Tidwell, B. Mauk. Not Pictured: J. Drake, A. Sampson, M. Baker.

The Tigers hoped to improve on last season’s third place finish.  With a veteran team led by Co-captains Walter Kopf and Jim Drake, Coach Ron Tungseth believed the Tigers could move up in the standings.

South began the conference season against Edison.  The Tommies played hard and gave the Tigers a run for their money.  In the end though, South was just too tough and won 3-2.

South then went on a roll.  North and Henry were both beaten by the exact same score, 6-0.  These to wins were followed by two more shut outs.  The first was a 3-0 win over Roosevelt.  That was followed with a 1-0 win over Southwest.

South then took on Washburn.  Both teams were undefeated in the conference.  Everyone expected a great game.  Washburn took advantage of a few Tiger errors and won 4-0.

South returned to the win column in their next three game, beating Edison, 1-0, North, 6-0, and Henry, 1-0. 

The Tigers were derailed in a close 2-0 loss to Roosevelt. The next game, against Southwest, was cancelled.

This set up one more game against Washburn.  Amazingly, this game was for a share of the conference title, since it was the last conference game of the season for both schools.  Washburn was 9-1, South was 8-2.  Southwest defeated Washburn a week earlier to hand them their only loss so far.  South was hoping to make it two losses for the Millers.  In a very close game, the Millers won, 3-1.

South played Southwest in the Region tournament and lost 5-2, ending the Tigers season.

South finished 8-3 in the conference, second only to Washburn.  Four players were named to the All-Conference squad.  Walter Kopf and Sid Vixayvong were two of the players.  The names of the other two have not been found.  Vixayvong was also named to the All-State team, the first Tiger so honored.

After three seasons at the helm of the Tiger soccer program, Head Coach Ron Tungseth decided to leave the squad.  His record in conference games was 19-11-2.