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1942-1943 School Year
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1942-1943 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: Roff, Roff, McMoore, Mulkern, Nord, Provo, Lindberg, Munson. Second Row: Moldo, Keeve, Grant, Olson, Batdorf, Crawford, Silverstein, Smith. Third Row: Johnson, Skovbroten, Wigdahl, Howell, George, Peterson, Moline, Walker. Back Row: Zippoy, French, Hibben, Rader, Hoitomt, Herman, Preston.

The 1942-43 football season began under the cloud of war.  After the last season, the United States was attacked and entered the World War.  Because of the war, the various teams, including South, lost many young men to the military, either by voluntary enlistment or the draft.

Also, another new team would enter the football wars, Southwest.  The Tigers would have to wait until next season to face the newcomers.

With many of the older players gone, there were few experienced players.  It would be up to coaches Lester Barnard and Luther Mona to transform the squad into a football team.

The Tigers opened the season with a game against Edison.  This game showed the inexperience of the players as Edison easily won 21-0.

South learned quickly from the mistakes in the first game and put the improvements into effect against West.  The Tigers learned so well that they defeated West 24-0.

The winning continued, when the Tigers defeated Washburn 18-6.  This game was followed with their third win of the season.  Marshall was soundly defeated 34-7.

Roosevelt was the opponent for the South Homecoming game.  The results of the game saddened the home crowd as the Teddies won 13-0.

South took on Henry for the second time in the school’s history.  Henry evened the score from last year’s defeat, beating South for the first time.  The final score was 22-6.

The last game of the season was against Central.  It was a close game with only one score.  Central won 6-0.

South finished the season with a 3-4 record, in seventh place. Even though the Tigers had a poor record, two players were named to the All-City team: Wilbur Wilson and Earn Johnson.