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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Fornfelt High School, home of the Bearcats, was located in Scott County. The school merged with Illmo High School in 1948 to form Illmo-Fornfelt High School.
1946-47 | 31-5 | Troy Lingle
1945-46 | 13-8 | Floyd Berry
1944-45 | 6-12 | Earlie Carter
1943-44 | 5-11 | O.L. Kinder
1942-43 | 6-10 | O.L. Kinder
1941-42 | 18-3 | A.W. Connor
1940-41 | 17-4 | Leeman Schuette
1939-40 | 13-6 | Leeman Schuette
1938-39 | 8-9 | Leeman Schuette
1937-38 | 11-8 | Leeman Schuette
1936-37 | 11-7 | C.E. Brewer
1935-36 | 16-4 | C.E. Brewer
1934-35 | 15-8 | C.E. Brewer
1933-34 | 9-6 | C.E. Brewer
1932-33 | 10-6 | C.E. Brewer
1931-32 | 11-3 | R.A. Edmondson
1930-31 | 11-5 | R.A. Edmondson
1929-30 | 7-2 | R.A. Edmondson
1928-29 | 15-4 | R.A. Edmondson
1927-28 | 16-2 | R.A. Edmondson
1926-27 | 9-5 | R.A. Edmondson
1925-26 | 10-6 | R.A. Edmondson
1924-25 | 15-3 | J.L. Hays
1923-24 | 16-1 | C.E. Collins
1922-23 | 14-6 | Ray Bunch
1921-22 | 22-0 | Ray Bunch
1920-21 | 15-4 | Roscoe Pierce
1919-20 | 9-6 | Ernest Cresh
1918-19 | 15-3 | Ernest Cresh
1917-18 | 3-3 | Ernest Cresh
1916-17 | 5-4 | Ernest Cresh
1915-16 | 3-2 | Ernest Cresh
1914-15 | 4-2 | Ernest Cresh
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