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1928-1929 School Year
1928-1929 Varsity Team Photo: Back Row: Manager Herkal, Head Coach Williams, Manager Draxten, Assistant Coach Barnard. Middle Row: Mitby, Carlson, Conlin, Peterson, Mortenson, McCloud, Pederson, Rinde. Front Row: Marren, Johnson, Ware, Shink, Wick, Ubl.

The 1928-1929 season opened with a new head coach.  Or, should it be said that the “new” coach” is actually an old coach.  Evan O. Williams returned to lead the Tigers after the resignation of Otto Eggebrecht. 

The team opened the conference season with an impressive 37-26 win over Edison. Reuben Johnson scored 22 points to lead the Tigers. 

The team then lost to Central.  They seemed to take a step backward in this loss instead of improving.  Many fouls gave the 23-16 win to Central.

South returned to winning when they defeated Washburn 36-15.  Rube Johnson and Bill McCloud went on scoring sprees.  Sam Shink, playing in his last game before the January graduation played an excellent defense.

The Tigers completely dismantled the Teddies when they played Roosevelt on February 1.  Johnson scored 16 points while McCloud added seven.  The final scores was 33-18.

Johnson and McCloud again led the Tigers in their defeat of West, 26-13.  Both scored 10 points in the win.

The second round began with a sweep of the season series against Edison.  Edison put up a good fight but fell in the end 21-18.

South lost their second and last game of the season against Central.  Central led 14-12 at halftime.  Central held the lead until the final seconds when Johnson hit a free throw to tie the game as the game ended.  Central scored two field goals in overtime and won 31-28.  Johnson led the Tigers with seven points.  After this game, South would not lose another conference game.

South easily won against the last-place Millers of Washburn, 39-12.  Johnson, 16 points, and McCloud, 10 points, led the Tigers in scoring. South then defeated Roosevelt 22-15.  Ware led the Tiger with seven points.  The last win of the season was against West, 17-11.  Johnson let the team with 10 points.

At the end of the season, three Tigers were named to the all-conference team.  Johnson, who led the conference in scoring with 110 points, was named one of the forwards.  Ware and Marren won spots as guards.