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1945-1946 School Year
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1945-1946 Varsity Team Photo: Player names were not listed in the 1946 South Yearbook.

World War II ended about one month before school began.  South community members were relieved that their loved ones would be coming home soon.  There way joy throughout the country.  Even though the war was over, very few of those who served in the military had made it home. 

For the 18th season, Head Coach Lester Barnard led the Tigers.  He was aided by long-time assistant Luther Mona. 

The Tigers opened with a non-conference game against St. Paul Johnson.  The Governors played a tough game and limited South to 12 points.  But, the Tiger defense was better.  South won 12-6.

In the first conference game, South took no prisoners, trouncing Central 41-0.  The winning big continued when the Tigers beat North 33-12, followed by a 39-0 trouncing of Vocational.

The defense continued to work its magic shutting out both West and Edison by identical 13-0 scores.

This led up to the second to the last game of the season, against Roosevelt.  Both teams were undefeated, with Roosevelt having played one more conference game.  For the third game in a row, South scored 13 points.  This time, 13 was unlucky, with Roosevelt winning the game 20-13 and winning the conference title.

South finished the season against the defending champs, Henry.  South won 19-7.

South finished the season with a 6-1 conference record and a 7-1 overall record, good for second place in the standings.  Six Tigers were honored with spots on the All-City team.  Art Edling (WR), Elmer Forslin (QB) and Glen Pullens (RB) were named to the First Team.  Bill Daily (WR), Bob Howells (C) and Ken Quist (RB) were named Honorable Mention selections.