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1927-1928 School Year
1927-1928 Varsity Team Photo: Back Row: Wexler, Lyons, Blumenfeld, Winkler, Head Coach Mr. Eggebrecht, Williams, Slemmons, Allan, Student Manager Ubl. Front Row: Anderson, V. Ware, Johnson, Stensberry, Captain M. Ware, Lechnyr, Shink, Assistant Manager Herkel

1927-1928 Basketball season was expected to be a rebuilding season for the Tigers and Coach Otto Eggebrecht.  All except two players from last year’s team graduated, so the team was expected to be very inexperienced.

South played two non-conference games against St. Paul Mechanic Arts. The teams split the series.  South won the first game 13-10.  Mechanic Arts won the second 29-16.

The Tigers opened their conference season against North.  North’s offense hit more shots than the Tigers and the Polars came away with a 28-20 win. 

The Tigers played as if they were possessed by last season’s team when they took on West. The defense was superb and the offense shined on their way to a 25-12 victory.  West scored only two points in the second half.

Central was the next opponent.  Central’s defense was so stifling that many of the Tiger shots were taken from mid-court.  As a result, the Tigers lost 25-14.

Edison defeated South in the next game.  It may have the most exciting game of the year.  The teams were tied at 23 as regulation was coming to an end.  Edison hit two quick field goals and won 27-23. 

South won their next two games.  They beat Marshall 20-16 and Roosevelt 25-15. 

The second round opened with a hard-fought loss to the Polars.  North won 25-23.  South won their next game, sweeping the season series from West, 33-12. 

Central was the next opponent and they again defeated the Tigers.  The game was closer than the 29-20 score showed. 

South then won three games in a row.  They first defeated Edison in a very close 18-16 game.  Marshall fell easily to the Tigers 33-24.  Roosevelt fought hard, but fell 20-18 to the Tigers.

As the season was coming to an end, it was determined that South would forfeit their two games to Edison.  North Roosevelt and West also ended up forfeiting games.  The main winner of the forfeits was Edison.  The Tommies defeated Central in the championship playoff.  The Tigers finished with a 6-6 conference record.

Captain Miles Ware was named to the first team all-conference by all of the newspapers.  Russell Stansberry was placed on the second team.

Finally, Mr. Eggebrecht resigned as coach.  He moved to Wisconsin to enter business with his brother. Also after the season, the Minneapolis Athletic Directors voted to withdraw from the Minnesota State High School League.  This lasted until through the 1931-1932 season.