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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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Kelly

Thomas W. Kelly High School, home of the Hawks, is located near Benton in rural Scott County. The school opened following consolidation of the Benton, Blodgett, and Diehlstadt high schools. The school is named after Thomas W. Kelly, a Benton High School graduate who died in combat in France during World War II.


Boys basketball

2019-20  |   19-10  |   Fred Johnson
2018-19  |   9-16   |   Ryan Garnett
2017-18  |   8-17   |   Ryan Garnett
2016-17  |   3-19   |   Ryan Garnett
2015-16  |   10-13   |   Ryan Garnett
2014-15  |   12-14   |   Ryan Garnett
2013-14  |   5-18   |   Josh Eftink
2012-13  |   5-17   |   Josh Eftink
2011-12  |   3-19   |   Josh Eftink
2010-11  |  5-16  |  Josh Eftink
2009-10  |  0-21  |  Nate Wills
2008-09  |  13-14  |  Nate Wills
2007-08  |  10-15  |  Nate Wills
2006-07  |  8-17  |  Cory Johnson
2005-06  |  18-10  |  Cory Johnson
2004-05  |  21-6  |  Cory Johnson
2003-04  |  12-14  |  Nick Lanpher
2002-03  |  12-15  |  Nick Lanpher
2001-02  |  8-16  |  Nick Lanpher
2000-01  |  14-13  |  Nick Lanpher
1999-00  |  14-12  |  Kent Mangels
1998-99  |  19-9  |  Kent Mangels  |  Lost to Portageville in 2A sectional
1997-98  |  24-4  |  Kent Mangels
1996-97  |  13-12  |  Kent Mangels
1995-96  |  13-12  |  Kent Mangels
1994-95  |  12-14  |  Kent Mangels
1993-94  |  20-9  |  Greg Dunigan
1992-93  |  9-14  |  Greg Dunigan
1991-92  |  16-11  |  Greg Dunigan
1990-91  |  11-15  |  Greg Dunigan
1989-90  |  9-17  |  Nick Lanpher
1988-89  |  10-15  |  Nick Lanpher
1987-88  |  8-16  |  Nick Lanpher
1986-87  |  14-13  |  Nick Lanpher
1985-86  |  12-11  |  Nick Lanpher
1984-85  |  18-9  |  Nick Lanpher
1983-84  |  14-12  |  Nick Lanpher
1982-83  |  21-7  |  Mitch Wilkins  |  District champion
1981-82  |  24-4  |  Mitch Wilkins  |  District champion
1980-81  |  22-6  |  Mitch Wilkins
1979-80  |  14-9  |  Ed Street
1978-79  |  8-15  |  Ed Street
1977-78  |  12-14  |  Ed Street
1976-77  |  16-8  |  Nick Lanpher
1975-76  |  22-8  |  Nick Lanpher  |  District champion
1974-75  |  20-9  |  Nick Lanpher
1973-74  |  26-3  |  Nick Lanpher  |  District champion
1972-73  |  20-8  |  Nick Lanpher  |  District champion
1971-72  |  19-8  |  Nick Lanpher
1970-71  |  9-12  |  Dick Englehardt
1969-70  |  11-13  |  Jim Chandler
1968-69  |  12-11  |  Jim Chandler
1967-68  |  7-13  |  Dick Englehardt
1966-67  |  5-18  |  Bud Spears
1965-66  |  10-13  |  E.A. Ray
1964-65  |  19-9  |  Bob Barker
1963-64  |  13-13  |  Bob Barker
1962-63  |  7-17  |  Roy Williams
1961-62  |  5-15  |  Roy Williams
1960-61  |  12-11  |  Roy Williams
1959-60  |  14-10  |  Coy Wilson
1958-59  |  13-10  |  Coy Wilson
1957-58  |  6-15  |  Coy Wilson
1956-57  |  7-9  |  Max Mavel
1955-56  |  9-12  |  Max Mavel



Football

2019  |  5-5   |  Lance Powers
2018  |  6-4   |  Lance Powers
2017  |  2-8   |  Lance Powers
2016  |  0-10   |  Lance Powers   |   Average score was 60-1, including 89-0 loss at Portageville and 85-0 at Malden
2015  |  2-8   |  Lance Powers
2014  |  4-6   |  Lance Powers   |  First varsity season; first win was vs. Saint Vincent in Week 3



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