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1940-1941 School Year
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1940-1941 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: Dahlstrom, Wilson, Feriancek, Roehl, Hohage, Hartman, Flaherty, Sederberg. Middle Row: Swanson, Barnard, Sword, Palmquist, Johnston, Ferenc, Peterson, Ericson, Cleve, Bingham. Back Row: Trondson, H. Swanson, Esterly, Mathews, Smith, McPherson, Zuel, Hardy, Christina

Capturing the City Championship became harder this season as two new high schools, Vocational and Patrick Henry, opened and joined the conference, making a total of ten teams in the city. Because of the number of teams, South would not play everyone.

South opened the season against Edison.  The Tigers managed only one score in route to a 20-6 loss to the Tommies.

Roosevelt handed the Tigers their second loss of the season, winning 14-2. 

For the first time ever, South took on Vocational.  Fans and players all thought it would be an easy win, especially since it was South’s Homecoming.  However, no one told that to Vocational.  The Volts won their first every conference game 18-15. (Note: this was not the first ever win for Vocational.  They defeated St. Paul Wilson the week earlier.)

South moved into the win column by spoiling Central’s Homecoming 19-6.

They continued playing well when they took on West.  The South defense shut out West, even though the offense managed only one score.  The final was 6-0.

South won their third game of the season when they defeated Washburn 14-7.

The season ended with the best game being played last.  One point separated South and Marshall when the game ended.  Unfortunately for the Tigers, Marshall won 14-13.

Under the tutelage of Head Coach Lester Barnard and assistants Frank Cleave and Luther Mona, the Tigers finished with a 3-3 conference record, good for fourth place.  This season, the games against Vocational and Henry did not count in the standings.  South did not play Henry.