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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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Bragg City's 1955-56 team delivered the school its first boys basketball playoff run, which ended in the quarterfinal round. The season included championships in the Bragg City Invitational, Kennett Christmas Tournament, and the Pemiscot County Tournament. Front row: Ray Stewart, Glynn Frets, Wesley Howren, Tommy Sales, Freddy Teaster; back row: Johnny Walker, Kenny Hunt, coach Ethridge McKeel, Don Gill, Tony Kinder, R.B. Webb. Click here to see more photos and share yours in our forum.

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Bragg City

Bragg City High School, home of the Indians, was located in Dunklin County. The school closed and merged with Kennett High School in 1965.


Boys basketball

1964-65  |  20-9  |  Rodney Strickland
1963-64  |  27-4  |  Rodney Strickland
1962-63  |  16-10  |  Rodney Strickland
1961-62  |  20-9  |  Rodney Strickland
1960-61  |  24-8  |  Sonny Teaster  |  District champion
1959-60  |  19-9  |  Sonny Teaster  |  District champion
1958-59  |  22-8  |  Sonny Teaster
1957-58  |  27-5  |  Troy Walls  |  District champion
1956-57  |  21-9  |  Ethridge "Bocum" McKeel  |  District champion
1955-56  |  28-6  |  Ethridge "Bocum" McKeel  |  Lost 77-65 to School of the Osage in Class S quarterfinal
1954-55  |  29-2  |  Troy Walls
1953-54  |  26-5  |  Troy Walls
1952-53  |  16-8  |  Troy Walls
1951-52  |  13-10  |  Charles Rorex
1950-51  |  5-12  |  Joe Wilkinson
1949-50  |  1-15  |  Joe Wilkinson
1948-49  |  5-12  |  Jim Atkins
1947-48  |  8-10  |  Leonard Teaster
1946-47  |  12-9  |  Leonard Teaster
1945-46  |  1-14  |  Leonard Teaster
1944-45  |  6-12  |  E.T. Crowe
1943-44  |  4-10  |  E.T. Crowe
1942-43  |  No team
1941-42  |  8-4  |  Jim McKenzie
1940-41  |  10-3  |  Jim McKenzie
1939-40  |  8-2  |  Jim McKenzie
1938-39  |  6-7  |  Elmer Nieman
1937-38  |  5-9  |  Elmer Nieman
1936-37  |  7-3  |  Elmer Nieman
1935-36  |  7-7  |  Elmer Nieman
1934-35  |  5-9  |  Elmer Nieman
1933-34  |  No team
1932-33  |  No team
1931-32  |  No team
1930-31  |  No team
1929-30  |  No team
1928-29  |  No team
1927-28  |  No team
1926-27  |  4-6  |  Elmer Nieman
1925-26  |  4-9  |  Elmer Nieman



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