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1926-1927 School Year
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1926-1927 Varsity Team Photo: Back Row: Mr. Burdick, Westman, Mr. Eggebrecht, Huppe, Peterson. Middle Row: Broberg, Ware Tverra, Rasmussen, Williams. Front Row: Mikkelson, Andresen

This year, the basketball season welcomed a new member, the newly created Washburn High School.  The conference also decided to break up into two divisions, a North and South.  The North Division consisted of Edison, Marshall, North and South.  The South Division had Central, Roosevelt, Washburn and West. Coach Otto Eggenbrecht began his second season at the helm of the Tigers.

South opened the season very strong against Marshall, winning 30-6.  South lost their next two games, one each to North and Edison.  After the Edison game, the Tigers went on an amazing winning streak.  The Tigers finished rest of the conference season undefeated. They were 4-2

At the end of the conference season, the conference hosted their first ever conference tournament.  South opened the tournament against Washburn and won 23-11.  Their streak continued against Edison where the Tigers again won 22-17.  In the championship game, South beat North 22-12 to advance to the Twin City game.

The winner of the Twin City game would advance to the State Tournament.  South took on St. Paul Johnson.  South took control of the game from the beginning and never looked back, winning 29-16 and advancing to the State Tournament.

South opened the State Tournament against New Ulm.  The New Ulm team was favored, winning 21 straight games.  South came through with the upset, winning 23-13.  The second game of the tournament was against Faribault.  This was a close game with the Tigers pulling out a 23-17 win.  The last game was against Excelsior. (Minnetonka was called Excelsior in the early days.)  South led at halftime 10-7.  Excelsior closed the game to 10-9 early in the second half, but South then went on a scoring rampage.  South won the game 32-13 and the State Title.

Winning the Minnesota State Title allowed South to advance to the National Tournament.  The Tigers drew a bye in the first round.  In the second round, the Tigers lost a heart-breaking game to Florence, MS.  South advanced to the consolation round. They were eliminated from the tournament with their second loss, this time to Gilbert, AZ, by a 27-17 score