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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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Kennett lines up against Sikeston in a 2009 regular-season game. In 2018, the Indians ended a 32-year drought by reaching the postseason.

AL JONES PHOTO • photos@semosportsone.com







Kennett

Kennett High School, home of the Indians, is located near in Dunklin County. The team's original mascot was Redskins and its colors were blue and gold; black and gold was adopted in the 1920s when uniforms were mistakenly made in those colors. It was around that same time when then-coach Ernest Hansen had the team's mascot changed from Redskins to Indians.


Boys basketball

2019-20  |   20-8  |   Andrew Halford
2018-19  |   13-13   |   Andrew Halford
2017-18  |   4-19   |   Lennies McFerren
2016-17  |   13-13   |   Lennies McFerren
2015-16  |   12-15   |   Jim Vaughn
2014-15  |   9-17   |   Jim Vaughn
2013-14  |   15-11   |   Jim Vaughn
2012-13  |   16-9   |   Jim Vaughn
2011-12  |   19-9   |   Jim Vaughn
2010-11  |  22-6  |  Jim Vaughn
2009-10  |  22-8  |  Jim Vaughn  |  Lost 76-62 to Cardinal Ritter in C3 quarterfinal
2008-09  |  12-10  |  Jim Vaughn
2007-08  |  10-14  |  Jim Vaughn
2006-07  |  4-20  |  Jim Vaughn
2005-06  |  6-18  |  Sam Weaver
2004-05  |  7-18  |  Sam Weaver
2003-04  |  11-14  |  Tim Turlington
2002-03  |  11-15  |  Tim Turlington
2001-02  |  17-10  |  Tim Turlington
2000-01  |  15-11  |  Tim Turlington
1999-00  |  14-11  |  Tim Turlington
1998-99  |  13-11  |  Tim Turlington
1997-98  |  15-12  |  Tim Turlington
1996-97  |  12-13  |  Greg Holifield
1995-96  |  9-16  |  Greg Holifield
1994-95  |  10-14  |  Don Tomlinson
1993-94  |  11-15  |  Don Tomlinson
1992-93  |  11-14  |  Don Tomlinson
1991-92  |  17-7  |  Don Tomlinson
1990-91  |  11-14  |  Don Tomlinson
1989-90  |  12-9  |  Don Tomlinson
1988-89  |  17-9  |  Don Tomlinson
1987-88  |  6-18  |  Don Tomlinson
1986-87  |  6-15  |  Don Tomlinson
1985-86  |  6-14  |  Don Tomlinson
1984-85  |  14-9  |  Don Tomlinson
1983-84  |  5-16  |  Don Tomlinson
1982-83  |  16-12  |  Don Tomlinson
1981-82  |  20-6  |  Don Tomlinson
1980-81  |  14-12  |  Don Tomlinson
1979-80  |  7-12  |  Don Tomlinson
1978-79  |  15-13  |  Don Tomlinson
1977-78  |  6-16  |  Don Tomlinson
1976-77  |  4-17  |  Terry Turlington
1975-76  |  25-3  |  Terry Turlington
1974-75  |  26-3  |  Terry Turlington
1973-74  |  24-5  |  Terry Turlington  |  District champion
1972-73  |  21-7  |  Terry Turlington
1971-72  |  13-10  |  Terry Turlington
1970-71  |  5-14  |  Terry Turlington
1969-70  |  10-10  |  Terry Turlington
1968-69  |  11-8  |  Terry Turlington
1967-68  |  24-6  |  Terry Turlington
1966-67  |  21-8  |  Terry Turlington
1965-66  |  26-3  |  Terry Turlington
1964-65  |  13-15  |  Terry Turlington
1963-64  |  2-19  |  Terry Turlington
1962-63  |  14-10  |  Ray Saunches
1961-62  |  9-12  |  Ray Saunches
1960-61  |  17-7  |  Ray Saunches
1959-60  |  17-5  |  Ray Saunches
1958-59  |  15-8  |  Ray Saunches
1957-58  |  6-14  |  Ray Saunches
1956-57  |  2-18  |  Bill McCallister
1955-56  |  16-10  |  Bill McCallister
1954-55  |  5-14  |  Bill McCallister
1953-54  |  3-13  |  Bill McCallister
1952-53  |  2-15  |  Bill McCallister
1951-52  |  5-13  |  Bill Sapp
1950-51  |  3-12  |  Bill Sapp
1949-50  |  6-10  |  Bill Sapp
1948-49  |  10-6  |  Will Bennett
1947-48  |  12-11  |  Will Bennett
1946-47  |  8-8  |  Will Bennett
1945-46  |  5-10  |  Metz Cherry
1944-45  |  2-8  |  Metz Cherry
1943-44  |  5-10  |  Metz Cherry
1942-43  |  9-7  |  Metz Cherry
1941-42  |  11-8  |  Metz Cherry
1940-41  |  No team
1939-40  |  4-9  |  Metz Cherry
1938-39  |  5-12  |  Metz Cherry
1937-38  |  No team
1936-37  |  No team
1935-36  |  No team
1934-35  |  No team
1933-34  |  No team
1932-33  |  No team
1931-32  |  No team
1930-31  |  No team
1929-30  |  No team
1928-29  |  No team
1927-28  |  No team
1926-27  |  4-6  |  M.B. Murray
1925-26  |  3-6  |  M.B. Murray
1924-25  |  1-1  |  George Englehardt
1923-24  |  2-2  |  George Englehardt
1922-23  |  10-1  |  Ernest Hansen
1921-22  |  6-4  |  Ernest Hansen
1920-21  |  5-5  |  Ernest Hansen
1919-20  |  7-5  |  Ernest Hansen
1918-19  |  4-2  |  Ernest Hansen
1917-18  |  4-5  |  Ernest Hansen
1916-17  |  6-2  |  Virgil Newport
1915-16  |  3-1  |  Virgil Newport
1914-15  |  2-2  |  Virgil Newport



Football

2019  |  13-1   |  Joel Wyatt   |  Lost 31-14 to Odessa in C3 semifinal
2018  |  11-2   |  Joel Wyatt   |  Lost 42-9 to Cardinal Ritter in C3 quarterfinal
2017  |  7-4   |  Joel Wyatt
2016  |  6-5   |  Aaron Pixley
2015  |  8-3   |  Aaron Pixley
2014  |  6-6   |  Aaron Pixley
2013  |  1-8   |  Aaron Pixley
2012  |  1-9   |  Cory Adkisson
2011  |  3-7  |  Cory Adkisson
2010  |  2-8  |  Ken Riedinger
2009  |  3-7  |  Ken Riedinger
2008  |  6-4  |  Kirk Welch
2007  |  6-4  |  Kirk Welch
2006  |  1-8  |  Kirk Welch
2005  |  4-6  |  Kirk Welch
2004  |  2-8  |  Ron Jones
2003  |  2-7  |  Ron Jones
2002  |  4-5  |  Roland Johnson
2001  |  3-7  |  Roland Johnson
2000  |  5-4  |  Roland Johnson
1999  |  7-3  |  Roland Johnson
1998  |  6-4  |  Roland Johnson
1997  |  7-3  |  Roland Johnson
1996  |  5-5  |  Roland Johnson
1995  |  1-9  |  Roland Johnson
1994  |  0-10  |  Ken Shumate
1993  |  3-7  |  Ken Shumate
1992  |  1-9  |  Jack Burns
1991  |  1-9  |  Jack Burns
1990  |  4-6  |  Jack Burns
1989  |  4-6  |  Jack Burns
1988  |  3-7  |  Jack Burns
1987  |  4-6  |  Jack Burns
1986  |  9-2  |  Jack Burns  |  Lost 9-2 to Caruthersville in 3A sectional
1985  |  9-3  |  Jack Burns  |  Lost 34-12 to Clayton in 3A quarterfinal
1984  |  7-4  |  Ken Shumate  |  Lost 21-17 to Malden in 3A sectional
1983  |  3-7  |  Ken Shumate
1982  |  4-6  |  Ken Shumate
1981  |  4-5  |  Ken Shumate
1980  |  4-6  |  Ken Shumate
1979  |  1-9  |  Bob Jackson
1978  |  3-7  |  Kent Miller
1977  |  4-5  |  Kent Miller
1976  |  1-9  |  James McCarthy
1975  |  1-9  |  James McCarthy
1974  |  5-5  |  Bill Arment
1973  |  2-8  |  Bill Arment
1972  |  6-3-1  |  Bill Arment
1971  |  5-5  |  Bill Arment
1970  |  0-10  |  Bill Arment
1969  |  0-9  |  Bill Arment
1968  |  1-7-1  |  Bob McQuiston
1967  |  1-8  |  Roy Nelson
1966  |  6-3-1  |  John Batten
1965  |  1-8  |  John Batten
1964  |  7-2-1  |  John Batten
1963  |  7-3  |  John Batten
1962  |  5-4-1  |  John Stolte
1961  |  5-4-1  |  John Batten
1960  |  10-0  |  John Batten
1959  |  8-1-1  |  John Batten
1958  |  9-1  |  John Batten
1957  |  8-2  |  John Batten
1956  |  1-9  |  Bob Dawson
1955  |  5-5  |  Bob Dawson
1954  |  2-8  |  O.J. Armstrong
1953  |  0-9-1  |  Bobby Dodd
1952  |  0-9-1  |  Bill McCallister
1951  |  6-3-1  |  Bill Sapp
1950  |  7-3  |  Bill Sapp
1949  |  6-3-1  |  Bill Sapp
1948  |  6-4  |  Bill Sapp
1947  |  6-4  |  Metz Cherry
1946  |  6-3  |  Metz Cherry
1945  |  6-2  |  Metz Cherry
1944  |  2-5-1  |  Metz Cherry
1943  |  7-2  |  Metz Cherry
1942  |  5-0-1  |  Metz Cherry
1941  |  4-4  |  Metz Cherry
1940  |  0-7  |  Metz Cherry
1939  |  4-5  |  Metz Cherry
1938  |  5-4  |  Metz Cherry
1937  |  6-2-1  |  Metz Cherry
1936  |  4-3-1  |  Metz Cherry
1935  |  2-4-2  |  Metz Cherry
1934  |  4-3-1  |  Metz Cherry
1933  |  6-0-1  |  Metz Cherry
1932  |  5-2  |  Metz Cherry
1931  |  7-1  |  Metz Cherry
1930  |  8-0  |  Metz Cherry
1929  |  3-3-1  |  Metz Cherry
1928  |  5-2-1  |  Barney Ream
1927  |  5-1-1  |  C.F. Taylor
1926  |  1-4-2  |  C.F. Taylor
1925  |  4-5-1  |  C.F. Taylor
1924  |  5-3-2  |  George Englehardt
1923  |  5-2-3  |  Ernest Hansen
1922  |  7-1  |  Ernest Hansen
1921  |  2-2-2  |  Virgil Newport
1920  |  3-3-1  |  Virgil Newport
1919  |  7-2  |  Virgil Newport
1918  |  No team due to influenza epidemic
1917  |  4-4  |  J.D. Shindle
1916  |  4-1  |  Virgil Newport
1915  |  3-5  |  James Arnold  |  Season included 147-0 loss at Sikeston
1914  |  No season
1913  |  0-1  |  James Arnold



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