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1933-1934 School Year
1933-34 Varsity Football Team: Front Row: Coach Barnard, Hastings, Anderson, Synnes, Gomsrud, Skyberg, Assistant Coach Ilstrup. Second Row: Gill, Carlson, Paulson, Lindstrom, Makousky, Velander, Wexler, Kragness. Third Row: Therkleson, Koplos, Bernhardt, Olson, Zemple, Danielson, Thomas. Back Row: Seymour, Connelly, R. Carlson, Johnson, Robson, Falos, Bostrom, Irgens.

For the first time in history, the South football team opened their season playing games on their own field. Two other schools, Washburn and Edison, also inaugurated new fields. This gave every school in the district their own field. 

South played their first game on their new field against Central in the opening game of the season.  South took a commanding lead on two Jimmy Hastings touchdowns.  Unfortunately, Central came back.  The first game on their own field ended in a 14-14 tie. 

South took on Edison and pounded the Tommies 25-7. 

North showed why they were the pre-season favorite to win the conference title easily defeating South 19-0.  The Tigers held the powerful North line in check for a while, but the Polar strength and size eventually won out.

Against Marshall, South was completely out played.  A Hastings to Makousky pass put the Tigers on the board, but that was all the Tigers could muster. Marshall seemed to score at will, winning 34-6.

South played an excellent defensive game against Washburn.  The highlight of the game was when Bob Zemple broke though the line with a 30 yard run for a touchdown.  This was the lone score of the game, giving the Tigers a 6-0 win.

The Tigers took on Roosevelt for the Teddies Homecoming game.  Roosevelt’s them, “Cage the Tigers” gave South motivation.  South scored first, and kept scoring.  South scored so much that they broke the school record for the most points scored in a game.  South won 61-0, breaking the record for most points set on October 4, 1901 against Minneapolis Academy.

South ended the season playing their Homecoming game against West.  The conditions were bad.  The field was partially covered with ice, which made footing treacherous.  West took advantage and won 26-0, spoiling the Tiger Homecoming.

The Tigers ended the season with a 3-3-1 record, good for fifth place.  Two players were named to the all-city squad by the local newspapers, Jimmy Hastings and Howard Skyberg.