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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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Cape Girardeau Central began playing in its new stadium in 2012 after years of playing home games at Houck Stadium, including this 2010 matchup against Obion County (Tenn.) Central. Click here to see more photos and share yours in our forum.

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Cape Girardeau Central High School

Central High School, home of the Tigers, is located in Cape Girardeau County.


Boys basketball

2019-20  |   22-6   |   Drew Church
2018-19  |   26-4   |   Drew Church   |   Lost 68-62 to Saint Mary's in C4 quarterfinal
2017-18  |   23-5   |   Drew Church
2016-17  |   18-10    |   Drew Church
2015-16  |   21-7   |   Drew Church
2014-15  |   20-7   |   Drew Church
2013-14  |   17-11    |   Drew Church   |   Lost 50-47 to Farmington in C4 sectional
2012-13  |   16-11   |   Drew Church
2011-12  |   21-7    |   Drew Church   |   Lost 68-52 to CBC in C5 sectional
2010-11  |  21-6  |  Drew Church  |  Lost 63-51 to McCluer North in C5 sectional
2009-10  |  15-10  |  Drew Church
2008-09  |  10-17  |  Drew Church
2007-08  |  10-14  |  Drew Church
2006-07  |  12-15  |  Drew Church
2005-06  |  15-12  |  Derek McCord
2004-05  |  11-15  |  Derek McCord
2003-04  |  17-9  |  Derek McCord
2002-03  |  17-10  |  Derek McCord
2001-02  |  4-21  |  Derek McCord
2000-01  |  7-17  |  Brett Ruetzel
1999-00  |  8-17  |  Brett Ruetzel
1998-99  |  15-12  |  Brett Ruetzel
1997-98  |  11-15  |  Brett Ruetzel
1996-97  |  21-7  |  Brett Ruetzel  |  District champion
1995-96  |  21-7  |  Rod Gorman  |  District champion
1994-95  |  21-6  |  Rod Gorman
1993-94  |  15-12  |  Rod Gorman
1992-93  |  12-14  |  Rod Gorman
1991-92  |  8-19  |  Rod Gorman
1990-91  |  17-10  |  Dick Wadlington
1989-90  |  19-7  |  Dick Wadlington  |  District champion
1988-89  |  9-16  |  Dick Wadlington
1987-88  |  15-12  |  Dick Wadlington  |  Lost 75-57 to DeSmet in 4A sectional
1986-87  |  20-7  |  Dick Wadlington
1985-86  |  14-11  |  Dick Wadlington
1984-85  |  17-12  |  Dick Wadlington  |  District champion
1983-84  |  9-13  |  Dick Wadlington
1982-83  |  17-9  |  Dick Wadlington  |  District champion
1981-82  |  17-6  |  Dick Wadlington
1980-81  |  19-8  |  Dick Wadlington  |  District champion
1979-80  |  29-4  |  Dan Milligan  |  Defeated Hickman Mills 53-51 in 4A championship
1978-79  |  22-4  |  Dan Milligan  |  District champion
1977-78  |  18-7  |  Dan Milligan
1976-77  |  17-10  |  Dan Milligan
1975-76  |  12-16  |  Dan Milligan
1974-75  |  12-4  |  Dan Milligan
1973-74  |  22-5  |  Dan Milligan  |  District champion
1972-73  |  24-2  |  Dan Milligan
1971-72  |  24-4  |  Dan Milligan  |  District champion
1970-71  |  12-10  |  Pat Garrett
1969-70  |  16-8  |  Pat Garrett  |  District champion
1968-69  |  8-12  |  Bob Goodwin
1967-68  |  7-14  |  Bob Goodwin
1966-67  |  10-11  |  Bob Goodwin
1965-66  |  7-13  |  Bob Goodwin
1964-65  |  11-6  |  Bob Goodwin
1963-64  |  15-7  |  Jim Estes
1962-63  |  19-3  |  Jim Estes  |  District champion
1961-62  |  22-2  |  Russel Kiel
1960-61  |  10-10  |  Russell Kiel
1959-60  |  6-13  |  Russell Kiel
1958-59  |  15-6  |  Russell Kiel
1957-58  |  14-6  |  Russell Kiel
1956-57  |  8-10  |  Weldon Hager
1955-56  |  7-10  |  Weldon Hager
1954-55  |  6-11  |  Lou Mueggle
1953-54  |  25-1  |  Lou Mueggle  |  Defeated CBC 79-55 in Class A championship
1952-53  |  23-2  |  Lou Mueggle  |  District champion
1951-52  |  25-3  |  Lou Mueggle  |  District champion
1950-51  |  11-10  |  Robert Beard
1949-50  |  11-4  |  Robert Beard
1948-49  |  23-5  |  Lou Muegge  |  District champion
1947-48  |  16-2  |  Lou Muegge
1946-47  |  11-5  |  Lou Muegge  |  District champion
1945-46  |  10-6  |  Lou Muegge
1944-45  |  9-9  |  Lou Muegge
1943-44  |  10-7  |  Lou Muegge
1942-43  |  10-7  |  Lou Muegge
1941-42  |  21-2  |  Lou Muegge  |  Defeated Monett 49-33 in Class A third-place game
1940-41  |  9-12  |  Lou Muegge
1939-40  |  12-5  |  Lou Muegge  |  District champion
1938-39  |  12-4  |  Lou Muegge
1937-38  |  1-15  |  Lou Muegge
1936-37  |  9-5  |  Lou Muegge
1935-36  |  15-4  |  Lou Muegge
1934-35  |  7-9  |  Lou Muegge
1933-34  |  9-11  |  Olaf Robinson
1932-33  |  12-10  |  Olaf Robinson
1931-32  |  4-9  |  Olaf Robinson
1930-31  |  13-9  |  Lou Mueggle
1929-30  |  10-9  |  Lou Mueggle
1928-29  |  13-3  |  Lou Mueggle
1927-28  |  9-6  |  Henry Lowes
1926-27  |  6-6  |  Hap Bernard
1925-26  |  11-1  |  Hap Bernard
1924-25  |  15-2  |  Hap Bernard
1923-24  |  8-5  |  M.G. Drumm
1922-23  |  8-4  |  M.G. Drumm
1921-22  |  11-3  |  Orren Murphy
1920-21  |  7-8  |  M.G. Drumm
1919-20  |  5-5  |  M.G. Drumm
1918-19  |  8-6  |  O.F. Lindell
1917-18  |  14-2  |  O.F. Lindell
1916-17  |  6-5  |  Julien Dearmont
1915-16  |  6-4  |  Julien Dearmont
1914-15  |  no team
1913-14  |  7-3  |  R.L. Brown
1912-13  |  5-3  |  R.L. Brown
1911-12  |  10-5  |  R.L. Brown



Football

2019  |  7-5   |  Kent Gibbs
2018  |  1-9   |  Arlen Pixley
2017  |  7-5   |  Arlen Pixley
2016  |  7-6   |  Arlen Pixley   |  Lost 31-28 to Ladue in C4 quarterfinal
2015  |  9-5   |  Nathan Norman   |  Lost 35-14 to Webb City in C4 semifinal
2014  |  12-3   |  Nathan Norman   |  Lost 48-21 to Webb City in C4 championship
2013  |  9-5   |  Nathan Norman   |  Lost 46-0 to Webb City in C4 semifinal
2012  |  5-7   |  Nathan Norman
2011  |  6-3   |  Nathan Norman
2010  |  10-2   |  Rich Payne  |  Lost 40-0 to Sikeston in C4 sectional
2009  |  0-10  |  Rich Payne
2008  |  1-9  |  Rich Payne
2007  |  2-8  |  Lawrence Brookins
2006  |  4-7  |  Lawrence Brookins  |  Lost 50-7 to Farmington in C4 sectional
2005  |  3-7  |  Lawrence Brookins
2004  |  2-8  |  Lawrence Brookins
2003  |  8-3  |  Lawrence Brookins  |  Lost 41-12 to North County in C4 sectional
2002  |  10-2  |  Lawrence Brookins  |  Lost 24-21 to Eureka in 4A quarterfinal
2001  |  7-5  |  Lawrence Brookins  |  Lost 18-17 to Washington in 4A quarterfinal
2000  |  6-6  |  Lawrence Brookins  |  Lost 21-14 to Washington in 4A quarterfinal
1999  |  1-9  |  Lawrence Brookins
1998  |  4-6  |  Jerry Dement
1997  |  7-3  |  Jerry Dement
1996  |  6-4  |  Jerry Dement
1995  |  4-6  |  Jerry Dement
1994  |  5-5  |  Jerry Dement
1993  |  5-5  |  Jerry Dement
1992  |  3-7  |  Gary Lynch
1991  |  4-6  |  Gary Lynch
1990  |  5-4  |  Gary Lynch
1989  |  8-3  |  Gary Lynch  |  Lost 42-7 to Mehville in 4A sectional
1988  |  4-6  |  Gary Lynch
1987  |  8-2  |  Gary Lynch  |  Lost 16-0 to Sikeston in 4A sectional
1986  |  6-4  |  Gary Lynch  |  Lost 14-6 to Sumner in 4A sectional
1985  |  7-3  |  Jim Anderson
1984  |  4-5  |  Gary Lynch
1983  |  0-10  |  Gary Lynch
1982  |  5-4  |  Gary Lynch
1981  |  4-5  |  Tom Waller
1980  |  2-8  |  Tom Waller  |  Ineligible player led to forfeit of final three games
1979  |  7-2  |  Tom Waller
1978  |  10-2  |  Tom Waller  |  Lost 31-1 to Hazelwood in 4A quarterfinal
1977  |  9-2  |  Dutch Myer  |  Lost 13-7 to Hazelwood in 4A quarterfinal
1976  |  3-6-1  |  Gary Emmendorfer
1975  |  4-5-1  |  Gary Emmendorfer
1974  |  6-4  |  Gary Emmendorfer
1973  |  9-1  |  Gary Lynch
1972  |  10-1  |  Gary Lynch  |  Lost 27-19 to Hazelwood in 4A sectional
1971  |  8-1  |  Lon White
1970  |  8-1  |  Lon White
1969  |  9-0  |  Lon White
1968  |  7-2  |  Lon White
1967  |  8-1-1  |  Lon White
1966  |  4-5  |  Lon White
1965  |  4-5  |  R.D. Goodwin
1964  |  4-4-1  |  R.D. Goodwin
1963  |  7-2  |  R.D. Goodwin
1962  |  7-0-2  |  R.D. Goodwin
1961  |  5-2-2  |  R.D. Goodwin
1960  |  3-5-1  |  R.D. Goodwin
1959  |  3-5-1  |  R.D. Goodwin
1958  |  0-8-2  |  Bobby Dodd
1957  |  4-5-1  |  Payne Muir
1956  |  6-3  |  Payne Muir
1955  |  3-6-0  |  Payne Muir
1954  |  1-5-3  |  Payne Muir
1953  |  6-2-1  |  Payne Muir
1952  |  5-2-2  |  Payne Muir
1951  |  4-5  |  Robert Beard
1950  |  5-3-1  |  Robert Beard
1949  |  5-3-1  |  Robert Beard
1948  |  4-3-1  |  Louis Mueggle
1947  |  7-1  |  Louis Mueggle
1946  |  3-6  |  Louis Mueggle
1945  |  5-0-3  |  Louis Mueggle
1944  |  7-1  |  Louis Mueggle
1943  |  5-2  |  Louis Mueggle
1942  |  8-0  |  Louis Mueggle  |  Outscored opponents 316-0
1941  |  5-3-1  |  Louis Mueggle
1940  |  1-6-1  |  Louis Mueggle
1939  |  6-2-1  |  Louis Mueggle
1938  |  6-2  |  Louis Mueggle
1937  |  4-2-2  |  Louis Mueggle
1936  |  10-0  |  Louis Mueggle
1935  |  8-1  |  Louis Mueggle
1934  |  4-5  |  Louis Mueggle
1933  |  4-4-1  |  Olaf Robinson
1932  |  6-2-1  |  Olaf Robinson
1931  |  7-1  |  Olaf Robinson
1930  |  6-1-1  |  Louis Mueggle
1929  |  8-0  |  Louis Mueggle  |  Outscored opponents 197-0
1928  |  1-3-4  |  Louis Mueggle
1927  |  2-5-1  |  Harry Lowes
1926  |  4-3  |  Hap Bernard
1925  |  5-1-1  |  Hap Bernard
1924  |  5-3-1  |  Hap Bernard
1923  |  6-1-1  |  Hap Bernard
1922  |  3-4  |  M.G. Drumm
1921  |  No team
1920  |  No team
1919  |  3-5  |  M.G. Drumm
1918  |  3-0  |  Julien Dearmont
1917  |  0-0-1  |  Julien Dearmont
1916  |  0-2  |  Julien Dearmont
1915  |  0-2  |  Julien Dearmont
1914  |  2-3  |  Julien Dearmont
1913  |  1-1  |  R.L. Brown  |  Played first game in Central-Jackson rivalry, won 20-14
1912  |  0-1  |  R.L. Brown



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