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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Benton High School, home of the Tigers, was located in Scott County. It closed in 1955 and merged with Diehlstadt High School to form Kelly High School.
1954-55 | 4-19 | Roy Hildebrand
1953-54 | 9-16 | Roy Hildebrand
1952-53 | 9-15 | Roy Hildebrand
1951-52 | 12-15 | Roy Hildebrand
1950-51 | 14-10 | Roy Hildebrand
1949-50 | 29-8 | Marshall Arnold
1948-49 | 19-13 | Marshall Arnold
1947-48 | 17-12 | Marshall Arnold
1946-47 | 16-8 | Marshall Jackson
1945-46 | 8-13 | Marshall Jackson
1944-45 | 15-14 | George Hilpert
1943-44 | 19-4 | George Hilpert
1942-43 | 15-5 | George Hilpert
1941-42 | 15-6 | Alton Bray
1940-41 | 16-3 | Alton Bray
1939-40 | 12-6 | Lloyd McDowell
1938-39 | 11-7 | Lloyd McDowell
1937-38 | 10-10 | Lloyd McDowell
1936-37 | 14-6 | Waldo Allgood
1935-36 | 13-7 | Waldo Allgood
1934-35 | 13-5 | W. Addison Spencer
1933-34 | 8-8 | Horace Jackson
1932-33 | 6-7 | Horace Jackson
1931-32 | 2-12 | Horace Jackson
1930-31 | 3-13 | Horace Jackson
1929-30 | 10-7 | Art Kiehne
1928-29 | 6-9 | Art Kiehne
1927-28 | 9-7 | Art Kiehne
1926-27 | 3-6 | Art Kiehne
1925-26 | 4-6 | Bob Aly
1924-25 | 7-4 | Bob Aly
1923-24 | 5-3 | Bob Aly
1922-23 | 6-4 | Bob Aly
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