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1936-1937 School Year
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1936-1937 Varsity Team Photo: Back Row: Coach Cleve, Flick, Pechelunas, Kirkland, Friedman, Lewis. Middle Row: O’Neill, Mortinson, Wassing, Erickson. Front Row: Ring, Sokol, Polsfuss, Peterson.

The 1936-1937 season was a season of new beginnings.  First, the team had a new head coach, Mr. Frank Cleve.  Second, the team had a goal of improving on the three wins that had last season.

South opened the conference season against Central.  It did not take long for the players to adapt to Mr. Cleve’s style of play.  The Tigers won their first game, 28-22.

The Tigers moved on to Washburn.  The Millers did not put up much of a struggle, with the Tigers winning 29-16. 

The next two games were closer.  Roosevelt put up a good challenge to the Tigers, but the Teddies fell 30-25.  West also gave the Tigers a challenge, but again, the Tigers won 33-25.  This gave the Tigers more wins than last season. 

The next game was a battle of unbeaten teams, Edison vs. South.  Edison more than doubled the South score, winning 45-22 and taking sole possession of first place. 

The next game was against North.  The Polars only lost two games.  This was a close contest where one free throw made the difference.  The final score was 28-27.  South lost and was now tied for second place with North.

South finished the season against Marshall.  Again, Marshall posed a big threat to the Tigers.  The final score of 22-20 was in favor of South. 

Because South finished in second place, South played in the Twin City game.  South lost a coin toss to North, giving North the St. Paul City second place team and South the third place team.  The Twin City games were a clean sweep.  South defeated St. Paul Central 19-14.