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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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Thayer's 2009 season ended with an overtime sectional loss to Miller; the Bobcats had reached the state championship game each of the previous two years.

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Thayer

Thayer High School, home of the Bobcats, is located in Oregon County.



Boys basketball

2019-20  |   22-6  |   Matt Pitts  |   Lost 45-39 to Oran in C2 sectional
2018-19  |   24-6  |   Matt Pitts   |   Lost 43-41 to Portageville in C2 sectional
2017-18  |   25-5  |   Matt Pitts   |   Lost 37-25 to Hartville in C2 sectional
2016-17  |   26-4  |   Matt Pitts   |   Lost 40-37 to Hartville in C2 sectional
2015-16  |   25-5  |   Matt Pitts   |   Lost 54-52 to Bloomfield in C2 sectional
2014-15  |   18-9  |   Matt Pitts   |   Lost 67-61 to Scott County Central in C2 sectional
2013-14  |   27-5  |   Matt Pitts |   Lost 61-54 to Canton in C2 third-place game
2012-13  |   18-9  |   Matt Pitts
2011-12  |   23-7  |   Matt Pitts |   Lost 67-55 (3 OT) to Hayti in C2 sectional
2010-11  |  18-12  |  Matt Pitts  |  Lost 57-41 to Bernie in C2 sectional
2009-10  |  14-14  |  Matt Pitts
2008-09  |  23-4  |  Matt Pitts  |  Lost 59-39 to Portageville in C2 sectional
2007-08  |  27-2  |  Matt Pitts
2006-07  |  19-9  |  Matt Pitts
2005-06  |  25-5  |  Matt Pitts  |  Lost 31-27 Marionville in C2 quarterfinal
2004-05  |   n/a   |  Cliff Hawkins  |  Lost 41-39 to Marionville in C2 quarterfinal
2003-04  |   n/a   |  Cliff Hawkins
2002-03  |   n/a   |  Cliff Hawkins  |  Defeated Harrisburg 51-39 in C2 third-place game
2001-02  |  26-4  |  Cliff Hawkins  |  Lost 77-69 to Bell City in 1A quarterfinal

1960-61  |  n/a  |  n/a  |  Lost 47-41 to KC Lillis in Class M championship

1957-58  |  n/a  |  n/a  |  Lost 49-32 to Branson in Class M championship



Football

2019  |  11-2   |  Billy Webber   |  Lost 15-14 to Valle Catholic in C1 quarterfinal
2018  |  8-5   |  Billy Webber   |  Lost 46-12 to Hayti in C1 quarterfinal
2017  |  9-4   |  Billy Webber   |  Lost 33-10 to Valle Catholic in C1 quarterfinal
2016  |  7-6   |  Billy Webber   |  Lost 35-8 to Valle Catholic in C1 quarterfinal
2015  |  10-2   |  Billy Webber   |  Lost 17-10 to Valle Catholic in C1 quarterfinal
2014  |  4-5   |  Billy Webber
2013  |  7-5   |  Billy Webber
2012  |  6-5   |  Billy Webber
2011  |  9-3  |  Billy Webber  |  Lost 52-21 to Valle Catholic in C1 sectional
2010  |  9-3  |  Billy Webber  |  Lost 56-21 to Valle Catholic in C1 sectional
2009  |  9-2  |  Billy Webber  |  Lost 35-34 (OT) to Miller in C1 sectional
2008  |  13-2  |  Billy Webber  |  Lost 34-28 (2 OT) to Orrick in C1 championship
2007  |  13-1  |  Billy Webber  |  Lost 20-8 to Orrick in C1 championship
2006  |  4-6  |  Billy Webber
2005  |  5-5  |  Billy Webber
2004  |  2-7  |  Billy Webber



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