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1948-1949 School Year
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1948-1949 Varsity Team Photo: Players' names were not listed in the 1949 South Yearbook.

South, the defending conference champions, had dreams of repeating.  They had the best coach in the city, Lester Barnard, who had won more titles (8) than any of the others in the past 20 seasons.  The team with the next most in those 20 years won only THREE!

South opened the season against Vocational.  The Volts were no competition for the Tigers.  South won 44-6!

South travelled 75 miles north to take on St. Cloud.  The fans that make the trek enjoyed the game as the Tigers again won, this time by a 27-7 score.

South took on West, and again the Tigers defense allowed only one score. The offense scored a number of times and South won 29-6.

The next game pitted two undefeated teams against each other, Edison and South.  The game, before a Tiger Homecoming crowd, was a defensive struggle.  Only one touchdown was scored.  Unfortunately, Edison won 7-0.  The Tommies would go on to an undefeated season and capture the title.

South rebounded against Roosevelt.  The Teddies scored, but did not score enough.  The Tigers won 27-14.

South was knocked out of the title picture with a loss to Henry.  The Patriots won 20-13.

South finished the season on a high note with wins against Washburn, 20-0, and Southwest, 15-7.

South finished the season with a 5-2 conference record and an overall record of 6-2.  The Tigers tied with Roosevelt for fourth place in the conference standings.