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1902-1903 School Year

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New coach, Mr. Mueller, has the responsibility of turning the young men interested in football into a team.  Mr. Mueller was in his first year coaching, and as September rolled around and school started, the players and fans hoped for an improved team.

South opened the season against the University of Minnesota on September 17.  The University showed the high school men how to play football, demolishing them 35-0.

The team had a few weeks off to prepare for their next opponent, East High School.  South took what they learned from the loss to the “U” and channeled it into a 22-0 victory over East.

The winning continued when South took on Hamline University.  South again seemed to play a perfect game and won 17-2.

The next game was against a team from Cresco, Iowa.  South again seemed to score at will and played a perfect defense on their way to South’s third consecutive win.  The final score was 27-0.

South played long-time rival Central in the next game.  This game was back and forth with both teams scoring.  Central won by the slimmest 16-14 score.

In a very defensive-minded game, South and North battled.  South managed only five points, but it was five points more than North scored.  South won 5-0.

In the last game of the season, South took on Winona.  This was another defensive struggle, with South coming out on top 11-6.

South finished the season with a 5-2 record.  They were 2-1 in Minneapolis.  This was a complete turnaround from last season.