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1949-1950 School Year
1949-1950 Varsity Team Photo: Back Row: G. Lane, L. Johnson, I Wagner. Middle Row: D. Vatne, R. Saleck, J. Hennecke, R. Peterson, R. Kulseth, R. Larson. Front Row: Manager R. Punchard, R. Beno, V. Peterson, K. Sundstrom, A. Pufahl, Manager J. Lawler.

This season, the Minneapolis Conference went back to a round-robin schedule, where every team would play the other ten schools.  South, under the direction of Mr. Luther Mona, was ready to start conference play when the bell rang.

South opened the season against a strong Marshall team.  Marshall was one of the three teams predicted to fight for the conference crown.  In this game, they showed why.  They did everything correct on the floor and defeated the Tigers 54-33.

Things seemed to go from bad to worse for the Tigers.  Their second game, against Roosevelt, ended up much the same way, with the Teddies pouring it on to win 46-34.

Against Henry, the Tigers were competitive.  Both teams worked hard, but you knew they were not championship caliber.  Henry won 37-31, handing the Tigers their third straight loss.

South then took on their other northside rival, North.  This game was much like the previous one, however, South won its first game of the season, 36-31.

Their next win would be a long time coming.  Washburn, in a close game, handed the Tigers their fourth loss, 43-39.

Vocational, the eventual champion, doubled up the Tigers 42-21. Central, the team that tied Marshall for second place, also beat the Tigers badly, 46-27.

The Southwest and West games were close, but both of the schools defeated the Tigers.  Southwest won 39-36 and West won 36-33. 

South needed a win to make the playoff in the last game against Edison.  A miracle would need to take place for this to happen since South was 1-8 and Edison was 6-3.  That miracle happened, with South pulling the upset winning 38-37.

Because of the win, South advanced to the District 17 playoff and faced North.  North was looking for revenge for their earlier loss.  South fell 32-31 and North advanced in the playoffs.  South’s season was officially over.