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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SEMO Conference Carr Trophy
The Carr Trophy has been awarded annually by the Poplar Bluff Letter Club to the top player in the SEMO Conference every season since 1979. The award is named for E.E. "Bus" Carr, an early member of the Poplar Bluff Letter Club and a longtime sports announcer for KWOC-AM in Poplar Bluff. He died in 1983 after devoting more than 50 years to high school sports in the area.
2019: Jimmy May, Scott City
2018: Ivory Winters, Hayti
2017: Cooper Callis, Jackson
2016: Kway'Chon Chisom, Cape Girardeau Central
2015: Al Young, Cape Girardeau Central
2014: Dante Vandeven, Jackson
2013: Darrell Monroe, Caruthersville
2012: Romello McCoy, Malden
2011: Elbie Fonda, Caruthersville
2010: Trey Lewis, Sikeston
2009: Juqualin Wiggins, Sikeston
2008: M.C. Williams, East Prairie
2007: Matt Lang, Jackson
2006: Kendrickus Reed, Caruthersville
2005: Alex Becker, Dexter
2004: Adam Cecil, Caruthersville
2003: Jimmy Jackson, Caruthersville
2002: Matt Burnett, Dexter
2001: Mario Whitney, Jackson
2000: Stan Revelle, Poplar Bluff
1999: Ricky Smith, New Madrid County Central
1998: Frank McGinty, Cape Girardeau Central
1997: Devree Flint, Jackson
1996: Glen Brunke, Jackson
1995: Nathan Norman, Jackson
1994: Rodney Kennedy, Poplar Bluff
1993: Britt Mirgaux, Scott City
1992: Joe Thomas, Portageville
1991: Raphael "Tiger" Boyd, Sikeston
1990: Travis Clark, Cape Girardeau Central
1989: Lamont Frazier, Charleston
1988: Carlos Cain, New Madrid County Central
1987: Earl Wheeler, Dexter
1986: Earl Wheeler, Dexter
1985: Rany Miller, Kennett
1984: Allen Gilmore, Poplar Bluff
1983: Jimmy Gladney, Poplar Bluff
1982: Boris Whiteside, Kennett
1981: Dennis Sievers, Kennett
1980: Undra Lane, Sikeston
1979: Kip Hamby, Cape Girardeau Central
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