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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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The 1974-75 Charleston team won the first of what would become multiple state titles in boys basketball. Front row: Charles McCluney, Greg Johnson, Michael Jefferson, James Davis, Greg Pierce, Terry Schott, Michael Smith, Steve Williams, John Haas; back row: Coach Gills, Tracy Gillespie, Ralph Mitchell, Sammy Rigney, Ricky Frazier, Bennie Bruenderman, Daniel Bailey, Thomas Cooper, Donnie Straughter, Pleas Porter, Donial McCann, coach Mitch Haskins.

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Charleston High School

Charleston High School, home of the Bluejays, is located in Mississippi County. The school added students from Anniston and Bertrand when those high schools closed in the 1960s, along with two other Charleston high schools after they closed (Lincoln and Saint Henry).


Boys basketball

2019-20  |   28-5   |   Danny Farmer   |   Lost 88-32 to Cardinal Ritter in C3 championship
2018-19  |   21-11   |   Danny Farmer   |   Defeated Concordia Saint Paul Lutheran 71-58 in C3 third-place game
2017-18  |   25-9   |   Danny Farmer  |   Lost 63-58 to Bishop Hogan in C3 championship
2016-17  |   24-6   |   Danny Farmer   |   Lost 81-68 to Saxony Lutheran in C3 sectional
2015-16  |   20-10   |   Danny Farmer   |   Lost 77-65 to Caruthersville in C3 sectional
2014-15  |   17-11    |   Danny Farmer   |   Lost 105-92 (2 OT) to New Madrid County Central in C3 sectional
2013-14  |   22-8   |   Danny Farmer   |   Lost 66-60 to College Preparatory in C3 quarterfinal
2012-13  |   27-4   |   Danny Farmer   |   Lost 63-54 to College Preparatory in C3 quarterfinal
2011-12  |   31-2   |   Danny Farmer   |   Defeated Bishop Hogan 79-73 in C3 championship
2010-11  |  25-6  |  Danny Farmer  |  Defeated Elsberry 87-79 in C3 third-place game
2009-10  |  14-13  |  Danny Farmer
2008-09  |  18-10  |  Danny Farmer  |  Lost 73-58 to Maplewood-Richmond Heights in C3 quarterfinal
2007-08  |  17-9  |  Danny Farmer
2006-07  |  29-3  |  Danny Farmer  |  Defeated Pembroke Hill 66-48 in C3 championship
2005-06  |  24-8  |  Danny Farmer  |  Lost 67-55 to Cardinal Ritter in C3 championship
2004-05  |  22-10  |  Danny Farmer  |  Lost 72-63 to Lutheran North in C3 championship
2003-04  |  27-4  |  Danny Farmer  |  Defeated Mountain Grove 85-82 in C3 third-place game
2002-03  |  28-4  |  Danny Farmer  |  Defeated Lincoln Prep 57-54 in C3 third-place game
2001-02  |  20-9  |  Danny Farmer  |  Lost 57-41 to Lutheran North in 2A quarterfinal
2000-01  |  17-12  |  Danny Farmer
1999-00  |  16-11  |  Danny Farmer
1998-99  |  12-14  |  Danny Farmer
1997-98  |  22-6  |  Danny Farmer
1996-97  |  25-4  |  Bobby Spencer  |  District champion
1995-96  |  31-1  |  Bobby Spencer  |  Defeated Mexico 61-54 in 3A championship
1994-95  |  23-5  |  Bobby Spencer  |  Lost 57-55 to Borgia in 3A quarterfinal
1993-94  |  26-4  |  Lennies McFerren  |  District champion
1992-93  |  24-4  |  Lennies McFerren  |  District champion
1991-92  |  30-2  |  Lennies McFerren  |  Defeated Eldon 43-19 in 3A championship
1990-91  |  16-9  |  Lennies McFerren
1989-90  |  33-0  |  Lennies McFerren  |  Defeated Soldan 67-47 in 3A championship
1988-89  |  24-6  |  Lennies McFerren  |  Defeated Marshfield 54-49 in 3A championship
1987-88  |  18-8  |  Lennies McFerren
1986-87  |  28-4  |  Lennies McFerren  |  Defeated Fulton 37-36 in 3A championship
1985-86  |  26-5  |  Lennies McFerren  |  Defeated Logan-Rogersville 44-43 in 3A championship
1984-85  |  22-5  |  Lennies McFerren
1983-84  |  24-8  |  Lennies McFerren  |  Lost 44-42 to McKinley in 3A quarterfinal
1982-83  |  29-3  |  Lennies McFerren  |  Defeated Warrensburg 71-65 in 3A championship
1981-82  |  20-9  |  Lennies McFerren  |  Lost 59-49 to Vashon in 3A third-place game
1980-81  |  19-9  |  Lennies McFerren  |  Lost to Sullivan in 3A quarterfinal
1979-80  |  25-5  |  Lennies McFerren  |  Defeated Republic 50-44 in 3A championship
1978-79  |  22-9  |  Lennies McFerren  |  Lost 49-44 to KC Central in 3A championship
1977-78  |  22-7  |  Lennies McFerren  |  Lost 67-62 to Rock Bridge in 3A third-place game
1976-77  |  31-1  |  Mitch Haskins  |  Lost 80-73 to Joplin Memorial in 3A championship
1975-76  |  21-6  |  Mitch Haskins
1974-75  |  29-4  |  Mitch Haskins  |  Defeated Saint Joseph Lafayette 57-56 in 3A championship
1973-74  |  7-16  |  Lucian Black
1972-73  |  12-12  |  Lucian Black
1971-72  |  21-7  |  Lucian Black
1970-71  |  25-2  |  Lucian Black
1969-70  |  15-9  |  Lucian Black
1968-69  |  16-11  |  Gary Wadlington
1967-68  |  21-9  |  Gary Wadlington
1966-67  |  20-5  |  Gary Wadlington  |  District champion
1965-66  |  11-9  |  Gary Wadlington
1964-65  |  7-10  |  LeWayne Law
1963-64  |  3-14  |  Bill Byers
1962-63  |  5-13  |  Bill Hodge
1961-62  |  5-11  |  Bill Hodge
1960-61  |  6-14  |  Bill Hodge
1959-60  |  6-16  |  Bill Hodge
1958-59  |  4-16  |  Keith Doane
1957-58  |  6-15  |  Keith Doane
1956-57  |  7-9  |  Keith Doane
1955-56  |  5-13  |  Keith Doane
1954-55  |  10-10  |  Keith Doane
1953-54  |  7-12  |  Keith Doane
1952-53  |  8-8  |  Keith Doane
1951-52  |  6-10  |  Keith Doane
1950-51  |  7-9  |  Hal Rhea
1949-50  |  8-8  |  Hal Rhea
1948-49  |  8-8  |  Hal Rhea
1947-48  |  19-7  |  Hal Rhea
1946-47  |  16-7  |  Don Mansfield
1945-46  |  21-4  |  Herbert Marshall
1944-45  |  8-6  |  Herbert Marshall
1943-44  |  4-10  |  Herbert Marshall
1942-43  |  5-9  |  Herbert Marshall
1941-42  |  8-13  |  Herbert Marshall
1940-41  |  17-7  |  Chester Barner Sr.
1939-40  |  7-11  |  Chester Barner Sr.
1938-39  |  17-6  |  Chester Barner Sr.
1937-38  |  9-10  |  Herbert Marshall
1936-37  |  2-11  |  Herbert Marshall
1935-36  |  10-5  |  Charles Rowe
1934-35  |  14-3  |  Herbert Marshall
1933-34  |  13-7  |  Herbert Marshall
1932-33  |  17-6  |  Herbert Marshall
1931-32  |  14-5  |  Herbert Marshall
1930-31  |  13-7  |  Herbert Marshall
1929-30  |  10-10  |  Herbert Marshall
1928-29  |  7-5  |  Herbert Marshall
1927-28  |  2-6  |  Herbert Marshall
1926-27  |  1-6  |  Herbert Marshall
1925-26  |  3-6  |  Pete Hamm
1924-25  |  5-4  |  Harry Lee
1923-24  |  4-4  |  William Ossenfort
1922-23  |  2-6  |  William Ossenfort
1921-22  |  5-4  |  C.C. Zimmerman
1920-21  |  6-5  |  C.C. Zimmerman
1919-20  |  7-4  |  C.C. Zimmerman
1918-19  |  3-5  |  George Kirk
1917-18  |  3-6  |  George Kirk
1916-17  |  7-4  |  George Kirk
1915-16  |  5-4  |  Roy Brown
1914-15  |  6-4  |  George Kirk
1913-14  |  2-7  |  George Kirk
1912-13  |  5-3  |  George Kirk
1911-12  |  3-6  |  George Kirk
1910-11  |  5-3  |  George Kirk
1909-10  |  8-4  |  James Sutton
1908-09  |  9-4  |  A.D. Simpson
1907-08  |  3-5  |  David Roves



Football

2019  |  5-5   |  Justin Hutchings
2018  |  10-2   |  Brett Blackman
2017  |  6-5   |  Brett Blackman
2016  |  4-7   |  Brett Blackman   |  Ended 23-game losing streak in Week 3 vs. Central HSA
2015  |  0-10   |  Brett Blackman
2014  |  0-10   |  Brett Blackman
2013  |  5-5   |  Brett Blackman
2012  |  9-3   |  Brett Blackman
2011  |  5-6  |  Brett Blackman  |  Lost 16-13 to Crystal City in C2 regional
2010  |  0-10  |  Brett Blackman
2009  |  1-9  |  Jeremy Helton  |  Included forfeit loss to Dexter due to flu outbreak
2008  |  1-9  |  Dan Kesselring
2007  |  4-7  |  Dan Kesselring  |  Lost 29-28 to Crystal City in C2 sectional
2006  |  3-6  |  Al Marshall
2005  |  7-3  |  Al Marshall
2004  |  8-3  |  Brent Anderson  |  Lost 49-7 to Caruthersville in C2 sectional
2003  |  5-5  |  Brent Anderson
2002  |  5-6  |  Brent Anderson  |  Lost 6-0 to Portageville in C2 sectional
2001  |  9-3  |  Brent Anderson  |  Lost 42-22 to John Burroughs in 2A quarterfinal
2000  |  4-6  |  Brent Anderson
1999  |  3-6  |  Dan Kesselring
1998  |  4-5  |  Dan Kesselring
1997  |  5-5  |  Dan Kesselring
1996  |  11-1  |  Dan Kesselring  |  Lost 39-38 to MICDS in 3A semifinal
1995  |  8-3  |  Dan Kesselring
1994  |  6-5  |  Dan Kesselring  |  Lost 47-12 to Caruthersville in 3A sectional
1993  |  4-7  |  Dan Kesselring  |  Lost 33-12 to Sainte Genevieve in 3A sectional
1992  |  3-7  |  Dan Kesselring
1991  |  7-4  |  Joe Forrest  |  Lost 35-6 to Caruthersville in 3A sectional
1990  |  6-4  |  Joe Forrest
1989  |  11-1  |  Joe Forrest  |  Lost 29-7 to Lutheran North in 3A semifinal
1988  |  7-3  |  Joe Forrest
1987  |  5-5  |  Joe Forrest
1986  |  0-9  |  Dempsey Craft
1985  |  3-7  |  Dempsey Craft
1984  |  2-8  |  Terry Brashers
1983  |  6-4  |  Terry Brashers
1982  |  8-2  |  Terry Brashers  |  Lost 45-13 to Country Day in 3A sectional
1981  |  7-2  |  Terry Brashers
1980  |  4-5  |  Terry Brashers
1979  |  7-2  |  Terry Brashers
1978  |  7-3  |  Terry Brashers
1977  |  4-4-1  |  Terry Welch
1976  |  6-4  |  Tom Emory
1975  |  7-3  |  Don Flowers
1974  |  7-3  |  Sam Gill
1973  |  7-3  |  Joe Black
1972  |  1-9  |  Joe Black
1971  |  5-5  |  Howard Suiter
1970  |  6-3-1  |  Howard Suiter
1969  |  6-3-1  |  Howard Suiter
1968  |  6-4  |  Herb Marshall
1967  |  6-4  |  Herb Marshall
1966  |  6-4  |  Herb Marshall
1965  |  6-4  |  Herb Marshall
1964  |  5-4-1  |  Herb Marshall
1963  |  6-4  |  Herb Marshall
1962  |  4-5-1  |  Herb Marshall
1961  |  8-2  |  Herb Marshall
1960  |  6-3-1  |  Herb Marshall
1959  |  4-4-2  |  Al Cope
1958  |  6-3  |  Al Cope
1957  |  1-9  |  Al Cope
1956  |  4-6  |  Bonner
1955  |  7-2-1  |  Bonner
1954  |  8-2  |  Bonner
1953  |  4-6  |  Jim Rhea
1952  |  4-5-1  |  Jim Rhea
1951  |  0-10  |  Jim Rhea
1950  |  2-8  |  Jim Rhea
1949  |  6-2-1  |  Jim Rhea
1948  |  5-4  |  Jim Rhea
1947  |  9-0  |  Jim Rhea
1946  |  7-1-1  |  John Harris Marshall
1945  |  7-2  |  John Harris Marshall
1944  |  5-4  |  John Harris Marshall
1943  |  6-3  |  John Harris Marshall
1942  |  6-2-1  |  John Harris Marshall
1941  |  6-3  |  John Harris Marshall
1940  |  5-3-1  |  John Harris Marshall
1939  |  9-1  |  John Harris Marshall
1938  |  8-1-1  |  John Harris Marshall
1937  |  5-4  |  John Harris Marshall
1936  |  7-2  |  John Harris Marshall
1935  |  7-1-1  |  John Harris Marshall
1934  |  5-3-1  |  John Harris Marshall
1933  |  6-4  |  John Harris Marshall
1932  |  5-2-3  |  John Harris Marshall
1931  |  5-4  |  John Harris Marshall
1930  |  7-1  |  John Harris Marshall
1929  |  7-2  |  John Harris Marshall
1928  |  7-1-1  |  John Harris Marshall
1927  |  3-5  |  John Harris Marshall
1926  |  3-5  |  John Harris Marshall
1925  |  0-8-1  |  Peter Haman
1924  |  8-1-2  |  Harry Lee
1923  |  7-1-1  |  William Ossenfort
1922  |  6-1-1  |  William Ossenfort
1921  |  5-2-1  |  William Ossenfort
1920  |  5-2  |  C.C. Zimmerman
1919  |  3-6  |  C.C. Zimmerman
1918  |  1-0-2  |  George Kirk  |  Several games canceled due to flu epidemic
1917  |  7-0-1  |  George Kirk
1916  |  7-2-0  |  George Kirk
1915  |  5-2  |  R. Brown
1914  |  5-1-1  |  George Kirk
1913  |  5-0-1  |  George Kirk
1912  |  2-3-1  |  George Kirk
1911  |  1-3-1  |  James See
1910  |  0-1  |  A.D. Simpson
1909  |  0-1  |  A.D. Simpson
1908  |  0-1  |  A.D. Simpson   |  Played first game in Charleston-Sikeston rivalry, lost 10-5
1907  |  1-0  |  Roves



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