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1959-1960 School Year
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1959-1960 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: Lund, Puckett, Predvichny, Young, Westby, Wollin, Safranski, Van Conneyt. Second Row: Woodward, Littlejohn, Rasmussen, Roers, Logan, Hanson, Larson, Peterson. Third Row: Newsom, Crump, Berglund, Cunnington, Dodge, Sullivan, McClure, Pederson, Brombeck, Vagle, Pautz. Back Row: Assistant Coach Pihlstrom, Dykes, Eagen, Faxvog, Holmes, Schanke, Magdanz, Olson, Schultz, Freeman, Aleckson, Durheim, Evans, Joyce, Head Coach Butterwick, Assistant Coach Haugen.

The 1959-1960 football season saw the Tigers fall into bad luck.  The team’s veteran center, Bill Olson, was lost for the season when he suffered an injury before the season began.

In the preview, South lost 7-6 to West, but this game did not count toward the standings.

South began with a convincing 33-0 win over Vocational.  South continued to roll winning 19-7 over North. 

South took on Edison.  It was the Tigers’ Homecoming.  The Tommies included plays that South did not anticipate.  Because of this, Edison won 7-0.

Central was a slight favorite in the next game, but South limited the Pioneer offense and won 14-6. 

After the game against Central, it was determined that center Rick Schultz, who replaced the injured Bill Olson, was ineligible.  The team had to forfeit the three wins they amassed against Vocational, North and Central.  So instead of a 3-1 record, South now had a 0-4 record.

A close game against Southwest was a heartbreaker.  McClure’s long run would have tied the game, but an illegal procedure penalty called the run back.  Southwest won 14-7.

Washburn was the number one team in the State when the two teams clashed on October 30.  A muddy field, combined with the Miller line outweighing the Tigers by an average of 15 pounds per player, added to the problems faced by South.  Gary Hanson scored South’s only touchdown.  The final was 21-7.

The season ended against Roosevelt.  The Teddies held on to a 6-0 win.

Because of the forfeits, South did not win a game and finished with a 0-7 record.  The team finished in last place.  Despite the record, two players were named to the All-Conference Second Team, Marv McClure and Jim Sullivan.