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1906-1907 School Year
1906-1907 Varsity Football Team Photo: Players' names were not listed in the 1907 South Yearbook.

Hope abound for a new season of football.  South expected to do better than last season, however things started going against the Orange and Black.  Only three players returned from last season.  Another coach was hired, Jimmy Ellis.

As has been recent tradition, the Orange and Black took on their Alumni.  This game was back and forth, with both teams scoring when they seemingly wanted to.  South won 19-15 over the former players.

The team was ready for city competition taking on East.  Unfortunately, bad luck hit the South team.  Three days before the game grades were reported and eight member of the team were ruled ineligible.  Many of these ineligible players were key players on the team.  The team fought hard, but the inexperience showed and East won 11-0.

The team then took on the St. Thomas College Second Team.  This was a defensive game, with both teams struggling to score.  In the end, the defenses won with the game ending in a 0-0 tie.

South’s next two games would determine where they would end in the city.  Again defense was the name of the game.  North did score one touchdown.  South scored two and won 11-5.

The results were similar against Central, with one exception.  Central was not able to score.  South won 11-0.

The game against St. Paul Mechanic Arts was easy for South, winning 22-0.

For the last game of the season, South traveled to St. Cloud to take on the Norman School.  The 1907 South Yearbook reported the game as follows: “A combination of strange grounds, much heavier opponents, dirty playing by their opponents and an openly unfair official was too much for the Orange and Black team.”  South lost 11-5.

South finished the season with a 4-2-1 record, 2-1 in the city.  Two Players, Kelley and Zahner, were named best at the positions in the city by the Minneapolis Tribune.