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1924-1925 School Year
1924-1925 Varsity Team Photo: Players names were not listed in the 1925 South Yearbook.

The Tigers believed they would be in a rebuilding year after winning the conference title last year.  With nine starters graduating last June, the job of making the team competitive fell to the shoulders of Head Coach Evan O. Williams, who was in his fourth season as the Tiger Leader.  Williams was assisted by Otto Eggebrecht.

The first game of the season was against Roosevelt.  The Tigers’ job became tougher when the few returning players were injured during practice.  South managed only two points, losing to the Teddies 7-2.

The next three games the Tigers were outclasses.  West shut out South 12-0.  That was followed by a second shutout by Central, 13-0.  The scoreless streak continued against Edison, where the Tommies won 26-0.

South broke their scoreless streak against North, scoring a touchdown.  However, the Polars piled up 24 points, winning 24-7.

The team finished the season against Marshall, the newest school in the city, which opened this fall.  Marshall, who should have been the weakest team in the conference, also took advantage of the inexperience of the Tigers.  Again, South was shut out and lost 26-0.

South finished the season with a 0-6 record.  South scores in only two quarters of the 24 they played, and were outscored 108-9.  The lone bright spot of the season was the play of Clarence Rupper, who was named to the All-Conference squad by the newspapers.