Unlost Cause: Hope for football at South High School

  • Article by: JASON GONZALEZ , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 30, 2012 - 5:28 PM
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Members for the South football team cheered during a prep fest before the played Edison High.

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After seasons of seeing the odds keep growing against his team's chance of success, veteran South High football coach Lenny Sedlock is trying to create dramatic changes at the Minnespolis school. Reporter Jason Gonzalez and photojournalists Jerry Holt and McKenna Ewen have spent the last two months with complete access to the South team -- on and off the field.

Click on the links below to see their stories, photos and video.

UNLOST CAUSE: Hope for football at South. An in-depth report about the odds South is facing as it tries to rebuold its program and compete against the best schools in the state.

55 PLAYERS, ONE FAMILY: A video documentary by McKenna Ewen.

SOUTH BATTLES: A photo gallery by Jerry Holt.

THE QUARTERBACK: Avoiding his father's mistakes. A South High dropout doesn't want his son, the team's quarterback, to follow in his footsteps.

PAYTON BOWDRY: A 14-year-old could hold the key to South's improvement.

FIGHTING FOR ELIGIBILITY: A summer of leadership classes and a fight to get enough credits helps a player mature.

SOUTH VS. ITS PEERS: An interactive look at the schools that South competes against.

SCORES AND STATS: Results from the 2012 football season.

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