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1937-1938 School Year
1937-1938 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: Rovick, Hanson, King, Mart, Howell, Ring, Brenna, Saliterman, Mortenson, Johnson, Bingham. Middle Row: Coach Barnard, Olson, McLaughlin, Kozak, Johnson, Sokol, Foss, Dacko, Keating, Larson, Held, Coach Cleve. Back Row: Friedman, Nelson, Dunlap, Pechelunas, K, Carson, Rovick, Sengbush, Birkland, Kalal, Pollard, Handezs.

As summer turned to fall, students begin returning to school.  When the students returned, thoughts turned to football, where the Tigers were the defending conference champions.  Head Coach Lester Barnard and Assistant Coach Frank Cleve had the responsibility of leading a team of young men to defend their title.

The season opened with a non-conference game against St. Paul Central.  The Tiger defense played superb in a 6-2 South victory.  A second non-conference game was played against the team from the iron range city of Hibbing.  The Bluejackets handed the Tiger their first loss of the season, 13-6. 

The Tigers opened city play against Washburn.  Washburn scored one touchdown, but that was not enough.  South amassed two scores and won 12-7.

Against Roosevelt, the Tiger defense played an excellent game shutting out the Teddies.  The offense managed one score, but that was enough for a 6-0 win.

The next game was the annual Homecoming contest.  Alumni returned to cheer on the Tigers. West though had other ideas.  The visitors disappointed the South fans and won the game 14-0.

South suffered their worst loss in years at the hands of Central.  South’s offense never mounted an attack and the defense could not stop Central’s attack.  South fell 37-0.

Against Edison, neither team mounted much of an offense.  Defense ruled the game.  South managed only one score, as did Edison.  The game ended in a disappointing 6-6 tie.

North handed the Tigers their third loss of conference play.  Both team played hard but North had the edge at the end of the game 20-13.

South finished the season with a 13-6 win over Marshall.

The team ended with a 3-3-1 conference record, good fifth place.  Overall, the team was 4-4-1.