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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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Essex

Essex High School, home of the Pirates, was located in Stoddard County. The school closed in 1961 and merged with Gray Ridge High School to form the Richland school district.


Boys basketball

1960-61  |  13-10  |  Carroll Williams
1959-60  |  12-11  |  Lindell Taylor
1958-59  |  10-12  |  Lindell Taylor
1957-58  |  12-7  |  Lindell Taylor
1956-57  |  9-12  |  Bob Gibbon
1955-56  |  16-7  |  Bob Gibbon  |  Defeated Gainesville 65-42 in Class M third-place game
1954-55  |  12-9  |  Tommy Moore
1953-54  |  11-8  |  Tommy Moore
1952-53  |  12-9  |  Tommy Moore
1951-52  |  11-8  |  Christian Dubia
1950-51  |  20-7  |  Christian Dubia
1949-50  |  18-8  |  Christian Dubia
1948-49  |  16-9  |  Ira Willis
1947-48  |  14-8  |  Raymond Potts
1946-47  |  20-11  |  Wilson Langley
1945-46  |  13-9  |  Paul Strider
1944-45  |  14-9  |  Cory Daws
1943-44  |  13-10  |  Harry Dillon
1942-43  |  15-7  |  William Marshall
1941-42  |  20-5  |  Andy Trask
1940-41  |  19-6  |  J.R. McGlothlin  |  District champion
1939-40  |  18-7  |  W.R. Sowell
1938-39  |  24-2  |  Wilson Langley  |  Lost 30-17 to Camdenton in Class B championship
1937-38  |  15-4  |  Wilson Langley  |  District champion
1936-37  |  12-6  |  Wilson Langley
1935-36  |  16-5  |  Dennis Revelle  |  District champion
1934-35  |  13-8  |  Dennis Revelle
1933-34  |  12-7  |  Dennis Revelle
1932-33  |  16-7  |  Dennis Revelle
1931-32  |  14-4  |  Paul Kiensarge
1930-31  |  15-1  |  Paul Kiensarge
1929-30  |  12-6  |  Paul Kiensarge
1928-29  |  13-3  |  Paul Kiensarge
1927-28  |  15-4  |  D.M. Schrayer
1926-27  |  16-5  |  D.M. Schrayer
1925-26  |  16-1  |  D.C. Wilson
1924-25  |  20-0-1  |  D.C. Wilson
1923-24  |  11-5  |  D.C. Wilson
1922-23  |  9-8  |  Roy Worland
1921-22  |  7-5  |  T.A. Stewart
1920-21  |  10-6  |  Roy Worland
1919-20  |  6-8  |  Charles Burbank
1918-19  |  7-4  |  J.R. Abernathy
1917-18  |  8-2  |  W.E. Russell
1916-17  |  5-4  |  Walter Revelle
1915-16  |  7-2  |  Walter Revelle
1914-15  |  3-7  |  Walter Revelle
1913-14  |  4-2  |  Walter Revelle
1912-13  |  5-1  |  Walter Revelle
1911-12  |  3-3  |  Walter Revelle



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