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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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DeSoto ran through its 1966-67 regular season undefeated and took a 26-0 record to face Charleston, where its season ended with an overtime sectional-round loss. From left: Richardson, Thompson, Ladd, Gibson, Lewis, Ross, Agers, Elzey, Dietrich, Becker, Obermeyer, Owen, Johnston.

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DeSoto

DeSoto High School, home of the Dragons, is located in Jefferson County.


Boys basketball

2019-20  |   8-18   |   Zeb Hammond
2018-19  |  12-16  |  Zeb Hammond
2017-18  |  14-13  |  Zeb Hammond
2016-17  |  14-15  |  Zeb Hammond
2015-16  |  6-20  |  Zeb Hammond
2014-15  |  4-20  |  Zeb Hammond
2013-14  |  7-16  |  Zeb Hammond
2012-13  |  16-10  |  Allen Davis
2011-12  |  24-  |  Allen Davis  |  Lost 71-59 to Sikeston in C4 sectional
2010-11  |  15-11  |  Allen Davis
2009-10  |  19-9  |  Allen Davis
2008-09  |  20-9  |  Allen Davis
2007-08  |  16-12  |  Allen Davis  |  Lost 75-32 to Notre Dame in C4 sectional
2006-07  |  23-5  |  Allen Davis
2005-06  |  18-11  |  Allen Davis  |  Lost 64-45 to Sikeston in C4 sectional
2004-05  |  9-17  |  Allen Davis
2003-04  |  26-3  |  Allen Davis  |  Lost 45-42 to Dexter in C4 sectional
2002-03  |  26-6  |  Allen Davis  |  Lost 81-69 to Saint Charles West in C4 third-place game
2001-02  |  18-10  |  Allen Davis
2000-01  |  23-6  |  Allen Davis  |  Lost 78-66 to New Madrid County Central in 3A sectional
1999-00  |  22-3  |  Allen Davis
1998-99  |  23-5  |  Allen Davis  |  District champion
1997-98  |  13-11  |  Allen Davis
1996-97  |  21-6  |  Allen Davis
1995-96  |  18-8  |  Allen Davis
1994-95  |  20-6  |  Allen Davis
1993-94  |  20-7  |  Allen Davis
1992-93  |  29-2  |  Allen Davis  |  Defeated Raytown South 58-54 in 4A third-place game
1991-92  |  23-4  |  Allen Davis  |  Lost to 75-64 Parkway Central in 4A sectional
1990-91  |  14-14  |  Allen Davis
1989-90  |  10-14  |  Allen Davis
1988-89  |  24-6  |  Allen Davis   |  Lost 77-46 to DeSmet in 4A quarterfinal
1987-88  |  21-5  |  Allen Davis
1986-87  |  23-7  |  Allen Davis   |  Lost 78-70 to Hazelwood Central in 4A quarterfinal
1985-86  |  7-17  |  Allen Davis
1984-85  |  10-15  |  Allen Davis
1983-84  |  5-19  |  Rod Cable
1982-83  |  13-12  |  Rod Cable
1981-82  |  21-4  |  Rod Cable
1980-81  |  7-13  |  Rod Cable
1979-80  |  4-21  |  Tom Beer
1978-79  |  15-10  |  Tom Beer
1977-78  |  11-13  |  Tom Beer
1976-77  |  8-12  |  Gene Cozine
1975-76  |  2-19  |  Gene Cozine
1974-75  |  19-5  |  Gene Cozine
1973-74  |  5-16  |  Gene Cozine
1972-73  |  n/a  |  Gene Cozine
1971-72  |  n/a  |  n/a
1970-71  |  25-10  |  Fred Bradley  |  Lost 80-50 to Rockhurst in Class L third-place game
1969-70  |  n/a  |  n/a
1968-69  |  n/a  |  n/a
1967-68  |  n/a  |  n/a
1966-67  |  26-1  |  John Freeman   |  Lost 63-61 (OT) to Charleston in Class L sectional
1965-66  |  20-8  |  John Freeman
1964-65  |  20-9  |  John Freeman   |  District champion
1963-64  |  n/a  |  n/a
1962-63  |  n/a  |  n/a
1961-62  |  n/a  |  n/a
1960-61  |  n/a  |  n/a
1959-60  |  n/a  |  n/a
1958-59  |  n/a  |  n/a
1957-58  |  n/a  |  n/a
1956-57  |  n/a  |  Fred Will   |  District champion
1955-56  |  17-6  |  O.N. Hunter   |  District champion
1954-55  |  21-3  |  O.N. Hunter   |  District champion
1953-54  |  n/a  |  O.N. Hunter   |  District champion
1952-53  |  n/a  |  n/a
1951-52  |  n/a  |  n/a
1950-51  |  n/a  |  n/a
1949-50  |  n/a  |  n/a
1948-49  |  n/a  |  n/a
1947-48  |  n/a  |  Arvel Popp



Football

2019  |  4-6  |  Chris Johnson
2018  |  5-5  |  Chris Johnson
2017  |  4-6  |  Chris Johnson
2016  |  5-5  |  Chris Johnson
2015  |  5-5  |  Doug Baker
2014  |  1-9  |  Doug Baker
2013  |  1-9  |  Bobby Thompson
2012  |  3-7  |  Bobby Thompson
2011  |  5-6 |  Bobby Thompson  |  Lost 61-16 to Farmington in C4 regional
2010  |  7-4 |  Bobby Thompson  |  Lost 61-28 to Cape Girardeau Central in C4 regional
2009  |  6-4  |  Bobby Thompson
2008  |  8-3  |  Bobby Thompson  |  Lost 48-6 to Farmington in C4 regional
2007  |  1-9  |  Bobby Thompson
2006  |  0-10  |  Chris Mitchell
2005  |  5-5  |  Chris Mitchell
2004  |  4-6  |  Chris Mitchell
2003  |  2-8  |  Chris Mitchell
2002  |  1-9  |  Chris Mitchell
2001  |  1-9  |  Steve Fanara
2000  |  6-4  |  Jerry West
1999  |  6-4  |  Todd Bizzell
1998  |  0-10  |  David Guemmer
1997  |  2-8  |  David Guemmer
1996  |  2-8  |  David Guemmer
1995  |  5-5  |  David Guemmer
1994  |  6-4  |  David Guemmer
1993  |  5-5  |  David Guemmer
1992  |  4-6  |  David Guemmer
1991  |  3-7  |  Steve Huff
1990  |  2-8  |  Steve Huff
1989  |  1-9  |  Steve Huff
1988  |  3-7  |  Gerald McFarland
1987  |  3-7  |  Gerald McFarland  |  Forfeited four of its seven wins due to ineligible player
1986  |  3-7  |  Gerald McFarland
1985  |  2-8  |  Gerald McFarland
1984  |  3-7  |  Gerald McFarland
1983  |  5-5  |  Gerald McFarland
1982  |  7-3  |  Gerald McFarland
1981  |  3-6  |  Roland Tackett
1980  |  4-6  |  Roland Tackett
1979  |  2-7  |  Bob Georger
1978  |  1-7-1  |  Bob Georger
1977  |  0-10  |  Bob Georger



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