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1962-1963 School Year
1962-1963 Varsity Team Photo. Front Row: D. Schmitt, K. Jensen, G> Sande, J. Newsome, W. Larsen, G. LEegard, C. Ronnander, F. Vagle, G. Howe, T. Marr. Middle Row: H. Kreft, R. Bogan, G. Dorrian, D. Lobeck, C. Balck, D. Larson, M. Evan, D. Miller, R. Denbeste, C. Russell. Back Row: Mr. Dillon, Mr. Butterwick, S. Anderson, H. Berglund, J. Swanson, P. Perkins, T. Rondeau, J. Kelly, F. Jacques, D. Lascon, G. Olson.

As the 1962-1963 football season opened, South should have been a team to contend but sometimes things happen beyond the control of coaches or players.  A number of players that Coach Walt Butterwick and his assistants were counting on decided to drop out of school.  Combine that with injuries and the positive outlook took a severe downturn.

The Tigers opened the season against West.  West held the Tigers down and won 12-7.

South scored its first win of the season against North.  The Polars offense was anemic, although South’s was not much better.  The Tigers won 7-0.

South took on Southwest for the Tigers’ Homecoming.  South was again limited to one score and Southwest spoiled the festive occasion.  Southwest won 14-6.

Edison shut out the Tigers winning 24-0.

South played its best game of the year against Marshall.  Ted Rondeau ran 80 yards for one touchdown and Jerry Newsome added a 60 yard run for a second touchdown.  South won its second game of the season 19-7.

South took on champion Washburn in their next game and the Millers demonstrated why they won the title, shutting out the Tigers while racking up 42 points.

In the last game of the season, it could be said South upset Henry.  The Patriots finished second in the conference.  The final score of 0-0, showed the Tigers can play with anyone.

The Tigers finished with a 2-4-1 record.  Only two teams finished below South in the 11-team conference.  No one was named to the All-Conference squad.

Assisting Head Coach Butterwick were Dave Dillon, Jim Haugen, and Bill McMoore.