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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 1990-91 team under coach Rod Gorman rolled to a state 3A championship and finished 31-1. From left: Jason Smith, Jim Jones, Jon Dunbar, Bill Jamison, Sharrod Townsend, Dave Lucas, Steve Brown, Brandon Mayes, Jeff Mouser, Joe Jones, Roger James, Brian Frazier, John Cooper.

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Festus

Festus High School, home of the Tigers, is located in Jefferson County.


Boys basketball

2019-20  |   12-14  |   Jason Therrell
2018-19  |   17-10   |   Jason Therrell
2017-18  |   14-12   |   Jason Therrell
2016-17  |   15-11   |   Jason Therrell
2015-16  |   19-8   |   Jason Therrell
2014-15  |   15-10   |   Tony Kinder
2013-14  |   16-9   |   Tony Kinder
2012-13  |   17-10   |   Tony Kinder   |   Lost 64-45 to Gateway in C4 sectional
2011-12  |   18-9    |   Tony Kinder
2010-11  |  13-12  |  Tony Kinder
2009-10  |  18-9  |  Shawn Erickson
2008-09  |  14-11  |  Shawn Erickson
2007-08  |  16-10  |  Shawn Erickson
2006-07  |  12-13  |  Shawn Erickson
2005-06  |  19-9  |  Jarrod Brown
2004-05  |  23-6  |  Jarrod Brown  |  Lost 78-51 to Notre Dame in C4 sectional
2003-04  |  18-10  |  Jarrod Brown
2002-03  |  16-11  |  Jarrod Brown
2001-02  |  22-6  |  Jarrod Brown
2000-01  |  15-11  |  Jarrod Brown
1999-00  |  13-13  |  Jarrod Brown
1998-99  |  7-17  |  Jarrod Brown
1997-98  |  17-9  |  Jarrod Brown
1996-97  |  20-6  |  Jarrod Brown
1995-96  |  10-16  |  Jarrod Brown
1994-95  |  7-16  |  Joby Holland
1993-94  |  11-11  |  Joby Holland
1992-93  |  21-7  |  Joby Holland   |  Lost 60-36 to Charleston in 3A sectional
1991-92  |  21-6  |  Brent Reese   |  Lost 75-42 to Charleston in 3A sectional
1990-91  |   31-1   |   Rod Gorman   |   Defeated Nevada 77-63 in 3A championship
1989-90  |  19-9  |  John Strubberg   |  Lost 76-33 to Charleston in 3A sectional
1988-89  |  12-13  |  John Strubberg
1987-88  |  3-19  |  John Strubberg
1986-87  |  13-11  |  John Strubberg
1985-86  |   24-5   |   John Strubberg   |   Lost 79-45 to Charleston in 3A quarterfinal
1984-85  |  21-6  |  John Strubberg
1983-84  |  16-9  |  John Strubberg
1982-83  |  n/a  |  John Strubberg
1981-82  |  12-11  |  Mike Portell
1980-81  |  12-12  |  Mike Portell
1979-80  |  18-8  |  Mike Portell
1978-79  |   n/a  |  Mike Portell
1977-78  |   13-6  |  Mike Portell



Football

2019  |  5-6   |  Russ Schmidt
2018  |  7-5   |  Russ Schmidt
2017  |  4-6   |  Russ Schmidt
2016  |  4-6   |  Russ Schmidt
2015  |  4-6   |  Russ Schmidt
2014  |  8-3   |  Russ Schmidt
2013  |  8-3   |  Russ Schmidt
2012  |  5-5   |  Russ Schmidt
2011  |  7-4  |  Russ Schmidt  |  Lost 42-14 to Miller Career in C4 regional
2010  |  7-4  |  Russ Schmidt  |  Lost 44-6 to Gateway Tech in C4 regional
2009  |  6-5  |  Russ Schmidt  |  Lost 19-14 to Poplar Bluff in C4 regional
2008  |  6-5  |  Russ Schmidt  |  Lost 29-28 to West Plains in C4 regional
2007  |  10-2  |  Russ Schmidt  |  Lost 32-20 to Vashon in C4 quarterfinal
2006  |  8-2  |  Joel Critchlow
2005  |  5-5  |  Joel Critchlow
2004  |  6-4  |  Joel Critchlow
2003  |  8-2  |  Joel Critchlow
2002  |  8-2  |  Joel Critchlow
2001  |  5-5  |  Joel Critchlow
2000  |  10-3  |  Joel Critchlow  |  Lost 35-26 to Salem in C4 semifinal
1999  |  5-5  |  Joel Critchlow
1998  |  2-8  |  Jon Bach
1997  |  1-9  |  Jon Bach
1996  |  4-6  |  Jon Bach
1995  |  2-7  |  Jon Bach
1994  |  9-1  |  Bob Hollman  |  Lost 14-7 to Jackson in 4A sectional
1993  |  11-2  |  Bob Hollman  |  Lost 35-0 to Rock Bridge in 4A semifinal
1992  |  10-3  |  Bob Hollman  |  Lost 20-0 to Rock Bridge in 4A semifinal
1991  |  8-2  |  Bob Hollman
1990  |  9-1  |  Bob Hollman
1989  |   9-2   |  Bob Hollman   |  Lost 28-21 to Clayton in 4A sectional
1988  |   8-3   |  Bob Hollman  |  Lost 10-3 to Berkeley in 4A sectional
1987  |   5-5   |  Bob Hollman
1986  |   7-3   |  Bob Hollman
1985  |   12-1   |  Bob Hollman  |  Lost 15-0 to Chillicothe in 4A semifinal
1984  |   10-1   |  Bob Hollman  |  Lost 22-14 to Farmington in 4A sectional
1983  |   8-1   |  Bob Hollman
1982  |   n/a   |  Bob Hollman
1981  |   7-3   |  Bob Hollman
1980  |   4-5   |  Bob Hollman
1979  |   6-4   |  Bob Hollman
1979  |   1-9   |  Eugene Buckner
1978  |   3-6-1   |  Eugene Buckner



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