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1927-1928 School Year
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1927-1928 Varsity Team Photo: Back Row: Barlund, Andrusko, Walberg, Winkler, Fredell, Sundblad, Ware. Middle Row: Brown, Nexx Shink, Morey, Wick. Front Row: Sherman, Williams, Discher, Mikkelson, Ubl, Peters, Hallman.

Practice opened three weeks before the Tigers’ first game.  Sixty young men came out for the squad coached by Evan O. Williams and Otto Eggebrecht.  Hopes were high for a winning season with ten returning lettermen.

South’s first game was against Edison and won 18-13.  South was led by its passing attack, but it was not an easy win.  South scored first, with an 18-yard pass from Ware to Andrusko for a touchdown.  The Tommies ran a fumble back for their first score of the game.  In the third quarter, Edison scored again, taking a 13-6 lead.  South coundered with a 25-yard run by Andrusko, making the score 13-12.  With four minutes to play, South scored their last touchdown when Ware followed his center five yard for the last touchdown.

South played North in their second game and were easily defeated by the Polars.  South managed only one touchdown, which came in the fourth quarter on a Ware pass to Ness.  North won 27-6.

In a defensive struggle, South and Marshall played to a 6-0 score.  The only points of the game came in the second quarter when South blocked a Marshall pun and recovered it on the Cardinal three-yard line.  Fredell took the handoff and scored the only touchdown of the game giving South their second win.

Homecoming was the next game and West was the opponent.  South blocked two West punts, both which led to scores.  Discher ran 12 yards for the first score.  A combination of Peters and Morey led to the second.  South won 14-0.

The game against Central was played on a snow-covered field.  The ball was slippery.  Footing was worse.  Defense reigned.  Central scored in the first quarter on a five yard run.  South’s only points came when the Central punter took a knee in the end zone giving the Tigers a safety.  The final was 7-2 in favor of Central.

The last game of the season was against Roosevelt for the Teddies Homecoming.  South tore the stuffing out of the Teddies, winning 38-7.

The Tigers finished with a 4-2 record, good for third place.  Three Tigers were names to the All-Conference squad, Mikkelson, “Huck” Winkler and Delmas Sherman.

After the school year ended, it was announced that after seven years leading the Tigers, Coach Evan O. Williams would step down as head coach.