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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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South Iron's state tournament run in 1994-95 was the program's best in 30 years and ended with a third-place finish in Class 1A.

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South Iron

South Iron High School, home of the Panthers, is located in Annapolis in Iron County. The school formed following a merger of the Annapolis and Des Arc high schools in 1961.



Boys basketball

2019-20  |   29-1   |   Dusty Dinkins  |   Lost 59-54 to Dora in C1 sectional
2018-19  |   23-5   |   Dusty Dinkins   |   Lost 63-62 (OT) to Risco in C1 sectional
2017-18  |   22-6   |   Dusty Dinkins
2016-17  |   21-7   |   Dusty Dinkins
2015-16  |   19-9   |   Dusty Dinkins
2014-15  |   24-4   |   Dusty Dinkins   |   Lost 47-45 to Advance in C1 quarterfinal
2013-14  |   25-4   |   Dusty Dinkins
2012-13  |   23-6   |   Dusty Dinkins
2011-12  |   24-4   |   Dusty Dinkins
2010-11  |  20-8  |  Dusty Dinkins  |  Lost 44-41 to Chadwick in C1 sectional
2009-10  |  8-16  |  Dusty Dinkins
2008-09  |  26-3  |  Dusty Dinkins  |  Lost 60-58 to Bernie in C2 sectional
2007-08  |  30-2  |  Dusty Dinkins  |  Lost 51-44 to Harrisburg in C2 championship
2006-07  |  23-5  |  Dusty Dinkins  |  Lost 56-44 to South Pemiscot in C2 sectional
2005-06  |  25-4  |  Dusty Dinkins
2004-05  |  23-5  |  Dusty Dinkins
2003-04  |  16-9  |  Dusty Dinkins
2002-03  |  10-11  |  Eric Thompson resigned midseason; replaced by Brad Crocker
2001-02  |  24-6  |  Kyle Paulson  |  Lost 63-50 to Thayer in 1A sectional
2000-01  |  26-4  |  Kyle Paulson  |  District champion
1999-00  |  21-7  |  Kyle Paulson  |  District champion
1998-99  |  17-9  |  Morris Jenkins
1997-98  |  10-16  |  Morris Jenkins
1996-97  |  17-10  |  Morris Jenkins
1995-96  |  15-12  |  Morris Jenkins  |  District champion
1994-95  |  22-8  |  Morris Jenkins  |  Defeated New Bloomfield 67-56 for 1A third place
1993-94  |  18-5  |  Shane Benson
1992-93  |  17-10  |  Shane Benson  |  District champion
1991-92  |  14-14  |  John Harlow  |  Lost 51-49 to Van Buren in 1A regional
1990-91  |  22-7  |  John Harlow  |  Lost to Ellington in 1A regional
1989-90  |  14-9  |  John Harlow  |  District champion
1988-89  |  18-6  |  John Harlow
1987-88  |  9-14  |  Steve Cookson
1986-87  |  11-10  |  Don Mansfield
1985-86  |  24-7  |  John Harlow  |  Lost to Scott County Central in 1A sectional
1984-85  |  19-6  |  John Harlow
1983-84  |  14-11  |  John Harlow
1982-83  |  12-12  |  Luke Wilson
1981-82  |  11-9  |  Bill Blanton
1980-81  |  16-9  |  Joe Davis
1979-80  |  23-7  |  Joe Davis
1978-79  |  12-9  |  Joe Davis
1977-78  |  8-13  |  Jim Whitby
1976-77  |  3-15  |  Jim Whitby
1975-76  |  5-18  |  Sonny Ritlein
1974-75  |  5-16  |  Vernon Kemper
1973-74  |  1-15  |  Vernon Kemper
1972-73  |  11-11  |  Ken Davis
1971-72  |  17-6  |  Gene Cozine
1970-71  |  20-9  |  Gene Cozine  |  District champion
1969-70  |  18-10  |  Gene Cozine
1968-69  |  12-16  |  Gene Cozine
1967-68  |  12-13  |  Gene Cozine
1966-67  |  11-12  |  Gene Cozine
1965-66  |  21-6  |  Gene Cozine
1964-65  |  30-3  |  Gene Cozine  |  Defeated Golden City 69-47 in Class S championship
1963-64  |  31-4  |  Gene Cozine  |  Lost 76-67 to Goodman in Class S championship
1962-63  |  34-1  |  Tom Beardsley  |  Lost 54-43 to Exeter in Class S championship
1961-62  |  23-7  |  Tom Beardsley
1960-61  |  28-4  |  Tom Beardsley



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