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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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Crystal City, pictured before its game against Scott City in 2010, reached the playoffs for seven consecutive years. The streak ended in 2012.

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Crystal City

Crystal City High School, home of the Hornets, is located in Jefferson County. Among the school's most famous graduates is Bill Bradley, who went on to become an influential U.S. Senator and presidential candidate. Bradley was chosen as Student Sports Magazine's national player of the year in 1961.


Boys basketball

2019-20  |   13-13   |   Lee Richardson
2018-19  |  9-17  |  Lee Richardson
2017-18  |  6-19  |  Sean Breeze
2016-17  |  7-18  |  Sean Breeze
2015-16  |  17-11  |  Sean Breeze
2014-15  |  18-9  |  Sean Breeze  |  Lost 67-55 to Valle Catholic in C2 sectional
2013-14  |  6-19  |  Sean Breeze
2012-13  |  15-12  |  Sean Breeze
2011-12  |  25-6  |  Sean Breeze  |  Lost 71-63 to Charleston in C3 quarterfinal
2010-11  |  22-6  |  Sean Breeze
2009-10  |  13-14  |  Sean Breeze
2008-09  |  16-9  |  Sean Breeze
2007-08  |  23-4  |  Sean Breeze  |  Lost 71-45 to Maplewood-Richmond Heights in C3 sectional
2006-07  |  14-12  |  Dan Johnson
2005-06  |  7-17  |  Spencer Kearns
2004-05  |  16-12  |  Spencer Kearns  |  Lost 56-40 to Miller Career Academy in C3 sectional
2003-04  |  14-12  |  Spencer Kearns
2002-03  |  7-19  |  Spencer Kearns
2001-02  |  1-25  |  Spencer Kearns
2000-01  |  6-20  |  Spencer Kearns
1999-00  |  9-18  |  Spencer Kearns
1998-99  |  13-10  |  Spencer Kearns
1997-98  |  5-19  |  Spencer Kearns
1996-97  |  16-9  |  Chris Schell
1995-96  |  10-15  |  Chris Schell
1994-95  |  6-18  |  Chris Schell
1993-94  |  6-17  |  Jeff Klos
1992-93  |  4-19  |  Jeff Klos
1991-92  |  3-19  |  Jeff Klos
1990-91  |  11-17  |  Chris Trimmer  |  Lost to Cardinal Ritter in 2A sectional
1989-90  |  14-12  |  Lynn Long
1988-89  |  3-19  |  Rolla Herbert
1987-88  |  10-15  |  Rolla Herbert
1986-87  |  10-14  |  Rolla Herbert
1985-86  |  6-16  |  Rolla Herbert
1984-85  |  15-10  |  Rolla Herbert
1983-84  |  17-10  |  Rolla Herbert   |  District champion
1982-83  |  15-10  |  Rolla Herbert
1981-82  |  24-7  |  Rolla Herbert  |  Defeated Lafayette County 75-69 in 2A third-place game
1980-81  |  21-6  |  Rolla Herbert
1979-80  |  8-18  |  Rolla Herbert
1978-79  |  31-1  |  Rolla Herbert  |  Lost 65-61 to Palmyra in 2A championship
1977-78  |  21-7  |  Rolla Herbert   |  District champion
1976-77  |  20-9  |  Rolla Herbert   |  Lost to Notre Dame in 2A quarterfinal
1975-76  |  8-12  |  Arvel Popp
1974-75  |  14-8  |  Arvel Popp
1973-74  |  11-12  |  Arvel Popp
1972-73  |  12-11  |  Arvel Popp
1971-72  |  20-6  |  Arvel Popp   |  District champion
1970-71  |  n/a  |  Arvel Popp
1969-70  |  n/a  |  Arvel Popp
1968-69  |  n/a  |  Arvel Popp
1967-68  |  n/a  |  Arvel Popp
1966-67  |  n/a  |  Arvel Popp
1965-66  |  n/a  |  Arvel Popp
1964-65  |  n/a  |  Arvel Popp
1963-64  |  18-6  |  Arvel Popp   |  District champion
1962-63  |  n/a  |  Arvel Popp
1961-62  |  n/a  |  Arvel Popp
1960-61  |  24-3  |  Arvel Popp  |  Lost 52-51 to SLUH in Class L championship
1959-60  |  28-3  |  Arvel Popp  |  Lost 63-59 to West Plains in Class L third-place game
1958-59  |  25-4  |  Arvel Popp
1957-58  |  17-10  |  Arvel Popp   |  District champion
1956-57  |  n/a  |  Arvel Popp
1955-56  |  n/a  |  Arvel Popp
1954-55  |  n/a  |  Arvel Popp
1953-54  |  27-1  |  Arvel Popp   |  District champion
1952-53  |  n/a  |  Arvel Popp
1951-52  |  n/a  |  Arvel Popp
1950-51  |  27-1  |  Arvel Popp  |  Defeated Joplin 61-58 in Class A third-place game
1949-50  |  23-4  |  Arvel Popp   |  District champion
1948-49  |  n/a  |  Arvel Popp



Football

2019  |  0-10   |  Dan Fox
2018  |  1-9   |  Dan Fox    |  Ended 25-game losing streak in Week 10 vs. Grandview
2017  |  0-10   |  Terry Crump
2016  |  2-7   |  Terry Crump
2015  |  2-8   |  Terry Crump
2014  |  2-8   |  Ken Weik
2013  |  2-8   |  Ken Weik
2012  |  1-8   |  Ken Weik
2011  |  7-4  |  Ken Weik  |  Lost 55-20 to Caruthersville in C2 sectional
2010  |  6-5  |  Ken Weik  |  Lost 39-6 to Caruthersville in C2 regional
2009  |  7-5  |  Ken Weik  |  Lost 35-6 to Caruthersville in C2 sectional
2008  |  3-8  |  Dan Ridgeway  |  Lost 34-7 to Caruthersville in C2 regional
2007  |  10-2  |  Dan Ridgeway  |  Lost 27-14 to Maplewood-Richmond Heights in C2 quarterfinal
2006  |  9-2  |  Dan Ridgeway  |  Lost 28-22 to Caruthersville in C2 sectional
2005  |  9-3  |  Dan Ridgeway  |  Lost 29-18 to Cardinal Ritter in C2 quarterfinal
2004  |  5-5  |  Dan Ridgeway
2003  |  7-4  |  Dan Ridgeway  |  Lost 35-14 to Caruthersville in C2 sectional
2002  |  2-8  |  Dan Ridgeway
2001  |  4-6  |  Dan Ridgeway
2000  |  6-4  |  Dan Ridgeway
1999  |  1-9  |  n/a
1998  |  4-6  |  n/a
1997  |  5-4  |  n/a
1996  |  7-3  |  n/a
1995  |  5-5  |  n/a
1994  |  n/a  |  n/a
1993  |  n/a  |  n/a
1992  |  n/a  |  n/a
1991  |  n/a  |  Dempsey Craft
1990  |  6-4  |  Mark Sobol
1989  |  0-10  |  Mark Sobol



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