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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Fruitland High School, home of the Greyhounds, was located in Cape Girardeau County. The school was open just 17 years before it closed and became part of the Jackson district.

Boys basketball

1938-39  |  14-8  |  Adison Spencer
1937-38  |  13-9  |  Adison Spencer
1936-37  |  15-10  |  Adison Spencer
1935-36  |  16-9  |  Adison Spencer
1934-35  |  22-5  |  Adison Spencer  |  Lost 35-34 to Warrensburg in state third-place game
1933-34  |  18-4  |  Earl McKee
1932-33  |  21-12  |  Russell Lewis
1931-32  |  28-2  |  Russell Lewis  |  Defeated Cape Girardeau University High 21-14 in Class B championship
1930-31  |  12-8  |  Russell Lewis
1929-30  |  14-7  |  Paul Jenkins
1928-29  |  12-7  |  Bernie Rasche
1927-28  |  12-5  |  Bernie Rasche
1926-27  |  10-2  |  Lloyd Ford  |  District champion
1925-26  |  10-6  |  Burley Kinder
1924-25  |  6-8  |  Burley Kinder
1923-24  |  5-5  |  Burley Kinder
1922-23  |  4-6  |  Burley Kinder
1921-22  |  7-4  |  Burley Kinder

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