ore than 90 high schools across the 24-county region compete in more than a dozen sports on a varsity level each year. Most compete under the guidelines of the Missouri State High School Activities Association, and others under the sanction of the Missouri Christian School Athletic Association.
Southeast Missouri schools and athletes have won hundreds of state championships in a variety of athletic competitions, including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball and wrestling since high school sports first began locally more than 120 years ago.
Much of the historical high school information on this site was gathered by Al Jackson, a longtime Southeast Missouri high school sports advocate and historian whose hard work allows us to share the great teams, athletes and stories of past years. Al died in 2018, and we dedicate these pages to him.
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Annapolis High School, home of the Panthers, was located in Iron County. The school merged with Des Arc High School in 1961 and formed South Iron High School.
1959-60 | 7-14 | J.W. Miller
1958-59 | 5-14 | J.W. Miller
1957-58 | 16-12 | Don Pike
1956-57 | 14-12 | Earl Hitt
1955-56 | 26-2 | Earl Hitt | District champion
1954-55 | 19-7 | Earl Hitt
1953-54 | 22-5 | Earl Hitt
1952-53 | 27-7 | Gene Mitchell
1951-52 | 10-5 | Gene Mitchell | District champion
1950-51 | 9-7 | J.B. Wickering
1949-50 | 12-5 | Henry Capps
1948-49 | 14-9 | Byne Zude
1947-48 | 12-9 | Clarence McDonald
1946-47 | 15-10 | Otto Koenig
1945-46 | 9-14 | Harry Short
1944-45 | 8-15 | Harry Short
1943-44 | 15-6 | Harry Short
1942-43 | 18-8 | Herschel Hardy
1941-42 | 24-5 | Herschel Hardy
1940-41 | 16-7 | Herschel Hardy
1939-40 | 15-6 | Herschel Hardy
1938-39 | 13-8 | Herschel Hardy
1937-38 | 15-7 | Marvin Douart
1936-37 | 12-6 | F.L. Lutrell
1935-36 | 13-8 | F.L. Lutrell
1934-35 | 9-11 | F.L. Lutrell
1933-34 | 10-6 | C.D. Wright
1932-33 | 12-7 | Donald Taylor
1931-32 | 9-10 | J.V. Chipman
1930-31 | 11-8 | H.E. Buckminster
1929-30 | 7-12 | H.E. Buckminster
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