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1946-1947 School Year
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1946-1947 Varsity Team Photo: Players names were not listed in the 1947 South Yearbook.

South began the 1946-47 season as the favorites to win the conference title.  However, before they played their first game, three returning players were declared ineligible.  This forced Head Coach Lester Barnard and his assistants, Luther Mona and Mr. W. Herkal. To develop a new plan for the season.  

The first game was against Southwest.  The Tigers, with their new starters, shut out Southwest 13-0. 

The Tigers had a harder time with the next opponent.  Both teams scored a touchdown.  But after scoring, Marshall missed the extra point, which South made, giving the Tigers a 7-6 win.

Central gave the Tigers a good fight, but South won their third game of the season, 13-7.

In the next two games, South dominated their opponents.  First was a 19-0 win against the Polars from North.  Then came a 26-0 beating of Vocational. 

The next game was a battle of unbeaten teams.  South, 5-0, took on West, 6-0.   South, the pre-season favorite, was no match for the power of West.  West took control of the game early and won 26-7.

South ended their season against Washburn.  The let-down of the loss to West carried over into this game.  Washburn won 14-6.

South finished the season in third place with a 5-2 record.  Seven players were named to the various all-city teams.  They included Lawrence Balzer, William Daily, Pat Kelly, Warren Lennander, John Preston, Thomas Preston, and Don Reshetar.