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1908-1909 School Year
1908-1909 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: Jorgensen, Nordstrom. Second Row: O. John son,Zahner, Gilberg. Third Row: R. Johnson, Sleeper, Solem, Coach Kjelland, Lunden. Back Row: Flagstad, Savage, Newman, Peterson

South began the season with hopes of success.  There were few returning players.  There was a new team in Minneapolis.  There was a new coach, Joseph A. Kjelland. 

South brought back the Alumni game after a few years’ absences.  The teams played hard and South beat the former players 5-0.

The team continued winning when they took on St. Paul Mechanic Arts.  The game was close with South winning 12-9.

For the first time in history, South took on the new Minneapolis School, West.  West showed their youth and inexperience on the field.  South won easily 21-6. 

Central showed why they won the City Conference this season, teaching South the importance of experience.  Central won 21-0.

Old foe East High School and South then played.  Both teams scored one touchdown.  After that, the defenses took over and the game ended in a 5-5 tie.

When November came around, South took on North, their last city opponent.  North caught South off guard and gained their only win of the season.  South lost 15-2. 

The last game of the season was against Pillsbury Academy.  South was never in the game.  Pillsbury Academy won 23-2.

South finished third in the City win a 1-2-1 record.  Overall, the team was 3-3-1.  Two players were named to the All-City team by the Minneapolis Tribune.  Zahner was named to the first team.  O. Johnson was named to the second team.