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1920-1921 School Year
1920-1921 Varsity Team Photo: Players names were not listed in the 1921 South Yearbook.

This season, Coach Thompson had his hands full, trying to repeat the successes of the previous twin seasons.  One which they won the conference title and the other when they made it to the State Tournament.  This season, however, would be a test for everyone involved.

The Tigers opened their season against North.  A strong North defense kept the Tigers from scoring.  McCarthy, scored the only field goal in the entire game for the Tigers.  Swanbeck added two free throws, and the Tigers lost 21-4. 

South showed improvement in their next game, this time playing Central.  However, South again lost, this time by a 20-13 score.  

South took on West in what was one of the closest games of the season.  Going into the fourth quarter, South held a two-point lead.  The teams played evenly, with West taking a slight lead.  With one minute to play, West clung to a 13-11 lead.  South had numerous changes to tie the game but failed and lost.

East and South played an exciting game.  At the end of the game, the teams were tied at 14, thus leading to overtime.  After the first overtime period, the teams were again tied, leading to a second overtime.  East took a lead and won 19-15.

South took on West for the second time desperately hoping for a win.  Unfortunately, the Tigers again lost, this time by an 18-10 score.  The South players played hard, but their inability to find the basket caused their defeat.

The second game against North may be the lowest scoring game in both school’s history.  North managed only SEVEN points, but the Tigers still lost, scoring only SIX!!!!. 

In their second game against Central, South was completely outclassed, Central seemed to score at will, winning 32-10.

Going into the last game of the season, South had not won a game.  Their opponent, East, who beat the Tigers in double overtime in their first meeting.  South did not want to go into overtime again, and started off the game hot.  They scored and never looked back, beating East by 10, 24-14, wining their only game of the season.