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1998-1999 School Year
1998-1999 Varsity Team Photo: P. Belle, C. Bergsrud, C. Blumhoefer, F. Brown, N. Bunce, T. Carlson, T. Copeland, S. Curran, S. Dahip, A. Deegan, L. Deraen-Cotto, V. Dillard, L. Eller, T. Erbe, E. Esarza, J. Gebretatose, D. Glass, A. Gonzalez, D. Gorman, D. Gruetzmacher, K. Hamptn, C. Henderson, W. Henicns, T. Holmes, A. Hunstock, J. Jackson, M. Johnson, D. Jones, V. Jourdain, M. Jury, A. Kelley, P. Roenning, J. Krlikosky, K. Kvam, M. Kvam, J. Larson, D. Lemieux, V. Lewis, M. Long, S. Mahoney, S. Mayo, M. McCullough, A. Michaux, T. Morrison, H. Nestingen, A. Nex, C. Officer, S. Omari, D. Paurus, W. Pewash, M. Phipps, W. Poling, G. Price, D. Rahm, A. Richardson, A. Ruffin, M. Spliess, R. Stoneburg, J. Teague, J. Teasley, A. Thompson, L. Thomson, B. Thurow, J. Warren, C. Wilson, M. Winslow Y. Chong, J. Francis

When Head Coach Al Howard stepped on the field for the Tiger’s first game of the season, he became the second longest-serving head coach in the history of South High School.  His 11 years at the helm of the South football program is only eclipsed by the legendary Lester Barnard, who the field Howard coaches on is named. 

Howard and his assistants wanted to recreate the success of Barnard.  Unfortunately, that was easier said than done.

South opened the season playing like the champions of old when they played Henry.  The Tigers played a consistent offense and capitalized when appropriate.  South won 34-19.

In the second game Southwest was completely overwhelmed by the Tigers.  Again, the team played like champions, taking advantage of Laker errors and playing a disciplined defense.  The final score was 48-13.

The team was disappointed after a heart-breaking loss to Edison.  The one-point game, 22-21, sent the Tigers reeling.

Washburn put an old-fashioned beating on the Tigers.  The Millers completely dominated the game and won 41-0.

Roosevelt was the next team to beat up on the Tigers.  This time South scored, but just once.  The final was 40-6.

South faced an interesting opponent for the Tigers’ Homecoming.  The foe was the Scutt Skyhawks from Nebraska.  Scutt is a Catholic school in Omaha.  The visiting team made an almost 400 mile trek for the game.  Scutt had an enjoyable ride home after winning 35-8.

South finished the conference season against North.  The Polars continued the terrible losses that marred the last half of the season.  Again South managed only one score as the Polars won 48-6.

South’s opponent in the Twin City Crossover game was St. Paul Humboldt.  Humboldt also beat up the Tigers, 38-6.

The season mercifully ended against Henry Sibley.  The Tigers scored more points in this game than they did in all but two games this season.  Unfortunately, Henry Sibley scored the most any opponent has all season.  South’s season ended 48-22.

South finished with a 2-4 conference record, in fifth place.  Overall, the Tigers were 2-7. 

The only record found of who assisted Coach Howard was Tony Stewart.