Coach: Tod Kirk. Northern Professor Bristol Wing and former coach H.W. Mansfield began the season as coaches, but increased school work forced the men to turn over the reins to Coach Kirk shortly after the season began.
Of interest:Kirk played quarterback for the University of Illinois and was the younger brother of Aberdeen High School principal R.L. Kirk.
Redfield College was scheduled to travel by train to Aberdeen Oct. 10 to play the Normal football team that day and the Aberdeen High team the next day. But Aberdeen High canceled the game after objecting when Redfield tried collecting two fares — one from each of the Aberdeen schools — for Redfield’s one trip to and from Aberdeen. The Aberdeen newspaper ran the story under the headline: "Redfield Was Greedy."
PLAYERS: George, Smith, Kelley, Sieh, Hart, Shaffer, Baker, Lynn Slocum, Brady, McKenna, Laron, Vroma, Ottman, Richardson, Webb, Ray Sweet, Erwin Cummins, Floyd Richardson, Diets.
W…@Ellendale Manual Training School…16-0
W…@Britton High School…11-10
W…Ellendale Manual Training School…10-0
Coach: Paul M. Young.
Of interest:Northern got its first taste of South Dakota State, losing 16-0 to the South Dakota Agricultural College.
After losing its first two GAMES, Northern won its last four by a combined score of 232-0. This Northern team was described as fast and big, averaging 152 pounds per man.
The 1908 Northern student newspaper the Exponent published its "Song of Football":