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1949-1950 School Year
1949-1950 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: R. Larson, J. Amdahl, H. Benson, L. Melhus, W. Carlsen, R. Lundquist, K. Sundstrom, T. Wallerus, G. Warren. Second Row: D. Sherer, D. Vatne, R. Matta, S. Dingley, J. Skarupa, W. Stolson, D. Grogg, R. Foley, M. Collaton. Third Row: J. Lawler, R. Eastman, R. Raze, G. Campbell, R. Johnson, R. Westlin, S. Westphall, L. Jensen, P. Martin. Back Row: Assistant Coach A. Philstrom, J. Donavan, A. Olson, D. Williams, G. Nordgaard, D. Baufield, R. Orr, J. Glatzel, D. Johnson, G. McGilp, G. Rich, Head Coach Lester Barnard.

South opened the 1949-1950 season realizing they would have to replace many players who graduated last year.  Coach Lester Barnard had a new assistant to help him guide the players whom they would select to be part of the squad.  Assistant Coach Al Pihlstrom looked forward to teaching the players the intricacies of the game.

The Tigers opened the season against Marshall.  The Tigers won easily, 25-6.

Central brought the team back to reality.  Central shut out the Tigers on their way to a 13-0 win.

South turned it around against North, winning 22-7.  This was followed by a 21-0 win over Vocational.

South took on Duluth Denfeld in a non-conference game.  Denfeld racked up a 14-7 win.

South seemed to lose steam after the Denfeld game.  They lost a close game 14-13 to West, spoiling South’s Homecoming celebration.  This was followed by a poor showing against Edison, where the Tommies won 6-2.  The season ended with a loss to Roosevelt, 18-0.

The Tigers finished with a 3-4 conference record in sixth place.  Overall, the team was 3-5.