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1965-1966 School Year
1965-1966 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: L. Wetternach, T. Renstrom, S. Thompson, J. McCormick, S. Marr, D. Hanson, O. Blue, W. Ambroiser, D. Dodge, B. Breibarth, F. Dean, D. Vaccura, J. Hoyt, K. Jenson. Middle Row: G. Smith, L. Wagner, B. Ronnander, H. Hardeman, M. Haehn, M. Carlson, L. Schauff, R. Sevre, B. Miller, H. Dean, G. Packard, G. Fosland, K. Grimes, L. Weise. Back Row: T. Spiczynski, L. Martineau, C. Pederson, A. Schmock, D. Bergerson, M. Vosson, D. Eilers, R. Folta, G. Clemenson, T. Suneson, G. Bisson, R. Stewart, D. Svidron, J. Abbas, T. Partridge.

Entering his third year as leader of the Tiger football program, Jim Haugen and his staff tried to improve the play of the team. 

South opened the season against Washburn.  The Millers pushed the Tigers around, giving South their first loss 20-0.

Against Central, the Tigers learned why Central eventually won the conference championship.  The Pioneers completely dominated the game and won 32-0.

Edison took on the Tigers in an exciting game.  South came back and won 12-6.

South faced Marshall for the Tigers’ Homecoming.  Marshall took a 13-0 lead much to the chagrin of the fans.  South then mounted a comeback, scoring one touchdown.  Later in the game, South tied the score.  South tried to make another score but time ran out and the Tigers had to settle for a 13-13 tie.

South played a non-conference game against Superior Central.  The Tigers were completely overpowered by the team from Wisconsin.  The Tigers lost 40-0.

Against Roosevelt, not only did the Tigers have to beat the Teddies, but it seemed as if they also had to beat the referees.  The officials credited South with nine yard on two five-yard penalties.  However, the penalties did not cost South the game.  Roosevelt won 25-7.

South travelled to West for the West Homecoming game.  The Tigers played spoilers, amassing their best offense of the season.  Dave Bergerson gained 157 yard on the ground, including a 71 yard run.  South won 28-14.

South took on Southwest.  Southwest scored early and took a 7-0 lead.  That score held until the fourth quarter.  South’s defense held Southwest to only five yard rushing in the second half. The Tigers pushed over the goal line in the last quarter and tied the score at seven, where the score ended.

Henry’s line proved to be too much for the Tigers in the last game of the season.  The Patriots won 20-6.

South finished the season with a 2-4-2 conference record and a 2-5-2 overall record.  Compared to last season, South moved up in the standings to seventh place.

The assistant coaches were Dave Dillon, Bill McMoore, Mr. Neuson, and Maurice Webert.