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1913-1914 School Year
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1913-1914 Varsity Team Photo: Players names were not listed in the 1914 South Yearbook.

On paper, the 1913-1914 football season was not successful for South High School.  However, the players believe they were very successful.  The spirit of good sportsmanship was demonstrated and the team adapted to a new coaching staff.  Ossian Bird took over as leader of the football squad and Horace Baird and Robert Colling assisted him.

The only results recorded for the football squad this season were those against other Minneapolis schools.

South opened the City competition against Central.  Central worked hard and shut out the Tigers, 16-0. 

South won their only conference game of the season against North.  North and South played a close game but South’s defense was just a little better.  South shut out North 7-0.

In a game that was even closer than the North game, South took on West.  Both teams’ defenses were stupendous.  However, neither offense could get a touchdown.  West won with one field goal, 3-0.

After the West game, no game could be closer.  However, South played their closest game against East.  Again both defenses played unbelievably great.  So great that when the game ended, neither team scored, thus ending in a 0-0 tie!

South finished the season 1-2-1, good for third place in the city.  Quarterback Fred Byers was named to the All-City first team by the Minneapolis Tribune.