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1936-1937 School Year
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1936-1937 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: Sokol, Hapsh, Warneke. Second Row: Howell, Fredrickson, Flicke, Riley, Howell, Friedman, Thompson, Tuma, Kalal. Third Row: Coach Lester Barnard, Held, Hanson, Johnson, Newton, Irgens, Brenna, Ring, Keating, Kriske, Assistant Coach Frank Cleve. Fourth Row: Hogle, Handezs, Carlson, Winchester, Kyrklund, Pechelunas, Clauson, Sinbush, Baker. Back Row: Dunlap, Olson, Larson, McLaughlin, Johnson, Hanson, Oas, Kozak, Ymne.

As the Great Depression rages on, so did the South football team. Under the tutelage of Lester Barnard, the Tiger eleven only once finished in the bottom half of the standings.  This year, Barnard would be joined by a new assistant coach, Frank Cleve.

South opened the season against Marshall.  In recent years, Marshall was one of the team who would give the Tigers a run for the title.  In this game, Marshall was outclassed by the Tigers.  South scored seemingly at will, winning 26-0.

South took on Washburn and turned up the heat on the Millers, winning 18-0.  The game against nearby rivals Roosevelt turned into a drubbing, with the Tigers celebrating Homecoming and winning 39-0. 

The closest game of the season was against West.  Again, South shut out their opponent but only managed one score, winning 7-0.  This loss dropped West out of the title run.

Central was the first team to score on the Tigers.  A lone touchdown was not enough to beat the Tigers, with South winning 28-6.  This was the only points the Tigers gave up during the conference season.

Edison fell 19-0 in the next game.  The last game was the worst for an opponent of the Tigers.  North fell 46-0, giving the Tigers a 7-0 record in the city and the first place trophy.

With South winning the city title, they took on the St. Paul Champions, Harding.  Harding was no match for the hard-hitting Tigers.  South defeated their intercity opponents 37-0!

South then entered the National playoffs.  In their first game, they easily defeated Lincoln, NE. 28-6.

South finished the season with a 9-0 record and outscored their opponents 248-12.