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By JASON GONZALEZ, 10/10/12, 7:00PM CDT


South prepares to host first ever night game

JERRY HOLT/Star Tribune - Players from South High football team put up flyers at business on Lake St. promoting its Oct. 12 game with Edison High. It'll be the first ever night game ever played at South.

Walking up and down Lake St., South football players handed out invitations to an unusual event. A night game.

For the first time in school history, the Tigers will play under the lights at home.

Two weeks before lighting up the South Minneapolis community, the athletes proudly visited local businesses to spread the word about this Friday's 7 p.m. start against Edison. Hanging on windows and walls are flyers promoting the "First ever night game" followed by a simple prompt "Be there."

"Hopefully we can fill the stands," South athletic director Mark Sanders said. "We want to let everyone know what it's like to have a night game in the local community."

The South booster club is providing the portable light towers. The goal is to attract individuals and families from within the community that normally can't attend an afternoon football game.

If the response is overwhelming, South will use it as stepping stone in its pursuit of permanent lights. The Tigers are the only Class 6A team without lights and press box.

South is the second city school to host such an event in the past two years. The other was Southwest High School.  


Minneapolis Edison (1-5) at Minneapolis South (3-3), Friday 7 p.m.
Last year's result: Edison won 16-14
Noteworthy: This will be the first ever night game played at South. Portable lights will be brought in to light up the field and community on Friday night. 

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