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1922-1923 School Year
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1922-1923 Varsity Team Photo: Players named were not listed in the 1923 South Yearbook.

Friday October 6.  A date that goes down in history in Minneapolis sports.  South took on East High School at Nicollet Park.  This was the first football game ever played at this stadium.  East scored first, taking a 6-0 lead.  South’s Reider Oas intercepted a pass and took it in for a touchdown to tie the game.  But, a clipping penalty negated the score.  South kept working hard, but could not push the ball over the goal line.  East won 6-0.

One week later, on October 13, South faced long-time nemesis Central. Friday the 13th.  The superstition of bad luck hit the Tigers.  Central scored two touchdowns, winning 14-0. 

South had a two week rest before taking on West.  However, injuries suffered in Central game put South at a disadvantage.  Blocked kicks, intercepted passes and a safety added to South’s woes.  West seemed to capitalize on every South error, winning 23-6.

South faced North on November 3, in the final conference game of the season.  This game moved fast as neither team was able to score though the first half.  South did not score in the second half either.  The difference in the game was a safety, earned by North as they tackled a South player in their own end zone. The final score was 2-0.

South also played a new Minneapolis school, Edison.  This game did not count toward the Conference title.  Edison would official join the Minneapolis conference next season.  Edison worked hard and handed the Tigers another loss, 6-0.

At the end of the season, South did not win a game, posting a 0-4 conference record and a 0-5 overall record.  The team managed only six points all season.  Four players were recognized by the various Minneapolis newspapers for their play this season.  The Daily Star and the Tribune named Reider Oas to their All-Conference teams.  George Tuttle was All-Conference by the Tribune and Journal.  Roger Wheeler was named by three papers to their All-Conference team, the Tribune, Daily News and Daily Star. Eddie Wick was named by all four papers to their All-Conference teams. 

The team was coach by Evan O. Williams, who returned to lead the Tigers after a one year absence.