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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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New Madrid County Central

Central High School, home of the Eagles, is located near Howardville in rural New Madrid County. Central opened in 1980 after the consolidation of three high schools: New Madrid, Lilbourn, and Parma. In 1983, Matthews High School closed and merged with Central. The district also includes the former districts of the Canalou, Howardville, O'Bannon, Kewanee, and Marston, which merged with other county schools before the final formation of Central.



Boys basketball

2019-20  |   18-10  |   Lennis McFerren
2018-19  |   12-14   |   Lennies McFerren
2017-18  |   6-17   |   Travis Day
2016-17  |   10-18   |   Travis Day
2015-16  |   9-15   |   Travis Day
2014-15  |   26-5   |   Travis Day  |   Defeated College Preparatory 58-50 in C3 third-place game
2013-14  |   12-10   |   Travis Day
2012-13  |   18-8   |   Travis Day
2011-12  |   8-16   |   Travis Day
2010-11  |  4-19  |  Travis Day
2009-10  |  16-9  |  Travis Day
2008-09  |  16-10  |  Travis Day
2007-08  |  17-11  |  Travis Day  |  Lost 59-52 to Maplewood-Richmond Heights in C3 quarterfinal
2006-07  |  5-21  |  Travis Day
2005-06  |  8-16  |  Lennies McFerren
2004-05  |  6-20  |  Scott Kruse
2003-04  |  8-17  |  Scott Kruse
2002-03  |  9-16  |  David Fields
2001-02  |  28-4  |  Joby Holland  |  Lost 53-51 to MICDS in 3A championship
2000-01  |  21-7  |  Lennies McFerren  |  Defeated Hickman Mills 49-47 in 3A championship
1999-00  |  23-6  |  Lennies McFerren  |  Defeated Park Hill South 68-55 in 3A championship
1998-99  |  13-12  |  Lennies McFerren
1997-98  |  17-10  |  Lennies McFerren  |  District champion
1996-97  |  14-12  |  Lennies McFerren
1995-96  |  14-12  |  Lennies McFerren
1994-95  |  16-11  |  Lennies McFerren
1993-94  |  12-10  |  Gerald Murphy
1992-93  |  9-17  |  Gerald Murphy
1991-92  |  8-18  |  Gerald Murphy
1990-91  |  16-12  |  Gerald Murphy
1989-90  |  20-8  |  Gerald Murphy
1988-89  |  18-10  |  Gerald Murphy
1987-88  |  25-7  |  Gerald Murphy  |  Defeated Paseo 71-59 in 3A championship
1986-87  |  21-8  |  Gerald Murphy
1985-86  |  11-11  |  Gerald Murphy
1984-85  |  12-10  |  Gerald Murphy
1983-84  |  15-12  |  Gerald Murphy
1982-83  |  5-17  |  Gerald Murphy
1981-82  |  14-9  |  Gerald Murphy
1980-81  |  15-7  |  Len Bishop



Football

2019  |  6-5   |  Tyler Fullhart
2018  |  4-6   |  Tyler Fullhart
2017  |  1-8   |  Tyler Fullhart
2016  |  1-8   |  Tyler Fullhart
2015  |  1-9   |  Arlen Pixley
2014  |  4-6   |  Arlen Pixley
2013  |  3-7   |  Arlen Pixley
2012  |  4-7   |  Arlen Pixley
2011  |  1-9  |  Arlen Pixley
2010  |  2-7  |  Arlen Pixley
2009  |  9-4  |  Arlen Pixley  |  Lost 35-12 to Priory in C3 quarterfinal
2008  |  10-3  |  Arlen Pixley  |  Lost 22-0 to Cardinal Ritter in C3 quarterfinal
2007  |  9-2  |  Arlen Pixley  |  Lost 28-27 to MICDS in C3 quarterfinal
2006  |  8-3  |  Arlen Pixley  |  Lost 39-12 to Sainte Genevieve in C3 sectional
2005  |  7-3  |  Arlen Pixley
2004  |  1-9  |  Arlen Pixley
2003  |  8-3  |  Steve Rogers  |  Lost 41-12 to Sainte Genevieve in C3 sectional
2002  |  2-8  |  Steve Rogers
2001  |  12-2  |  Steve Rogers  |  Lost 21-14 to Platte County in 3A championship
2000  |  9-1  |  Ron Jones  |  Lost 30-28 to Festus in 3A sectional
1999  |  10-2  |  Ron Jones  |  Lost to Duchesne in 3A quarterfinal
1998  |  7-4  |  Ron Jones  |  Lost 14-0 to Sainte Genevieve in 3A sectional
1997  |  8-3  |  Ron Jones  |  Lost to MICDS in 4A quarterfinal
1996  |  5-6  |  Ron Jones  |  Lost 14-7 to Charleston in 3A sectional
1995  |  6-5  |  Ron Jones  |  Lost to Herculaneum in 3A quarterfinal
1994  |  4-5  |  Ron Jones
1993  |  10-1  |  Ron Jones  |  Lost 14-0 to Festus in 4A quarterfinal
1992  |  7-4  |  Ron Jones  |  Lost 44-43 to Potosi in 4A sectional
1991  |  1-9  |  Ron Jones
1990  |  5-5  |  Ron Jones
1989  |  7-4  |  Ron Jones  |  Lost 33-6 to Potosi in 4A sectional
1988  |  8-2  |  Ron Jones
1987  |  6-4  |  Ron Jones
1986  |  6-3  |  Ron Jones
1985  |  5-4  |  Ron Jones
1984  |  3-6  |  Ron Jones
1983  |  2-7  |  Ron Jones  |  Defeated East Prairie 20-14 for first win after starting varsity program with 26 losses
1982  |  0-10  |  Glen Ward
1981  |  0-9  |  Glen Ward



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