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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Quilin's 1963-64 team was among its final teams before the school closed and merged with Fisk and Broseley to form Twin Rivers. Front row: Jerry Bruce, Danny Alexander, Hubert Matchett; back row: Travis Stevens, Bill Thomas, Ray Drew, Willie Woodham, Walden Moore, Ken Vancil, Larry Bruce, James Suiter. Click here to see more photos and share yours in our forum.
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Quilin High School, home of the Eagles, was located in Butler County. The school opened for grades 9 and 10 in 1920, then added grades 11 and 12 in 1937. The school closed in 1969 to merge with Broseley and Fisk to form the Twin Rivers district.
1968-69 | 14-14 | Jim Orr
1967-68 | 19-9 | Jim Orr
1966-67 | 12-10 | Jim Orr
1965-66 | 15-10 | Jim Orr
1964-65 | 4-15 | Carl Townsend
1963-64 | 4-17 | Carl Townsend
1962-63 | 6-12 | Carl Townsend
1961-62 | 9-13 | Carl Townsend
1960-61 | 5-18 | Carl Townsend
1959-60 | 13-10 | Lee McKinney
1958-59 | 3-15 | Andrew Crane
1957-58 | 16-10 | Andrew Crane
1956-57 | 14-11 | Andrew Crane
1955-56 | 18-9 | Bill McKeel
1954-55 | 14-10 | Bill McKeel
1953-54 | 15-8 | Donnie Moorehead
1952-53 | 11-13 | Winford Green
1951-52 | 14-9 | Winford Green
1950-51 | 12-11 | Winford Green
1949-50 | 13-10 | Robert Alsup
1948-49 | 13-7 | Robert Alsup
1947-48 | 12-8 | John Dewitt
1946-47 | 15-8 | Gerald Brockman
1945-46 | 16-8 | O.T. Tallent
1944-45 | 22-3 | Gene Englehardt
1943-44 | 13-10 | S.A. Richmond
1942-43 | 12-11 | J.K. Stephens
1941-42 | 6-10 | J.K. Stephens
1940-41 | 8-7 | S.J. Conner
1939-40 | 7-10 | S.J. Conner
1938-39 | 5-10 | Ruben Sturgeon
1937-38 | 3-11 | Ruben Sturgeon
1936-37 | 5-7 | Ruben Sturgeon
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