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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Fountain City Classic Tournament history
The Fountain City Classic Tournament held its inaugural event in 2014 at DeSoto High School. The first season featured a six-team round-robin format before the field was expanded the following seasons. The event is held in late November and early December.
2019-20: Cape Girardeau Central 54, Rockwood Summit 51
2018: Cape Girardeau Central 70, Rockwood Summit 43
2017: Cape Girardeau Central 57, North County 45
2016: Cape Girardeau Central 68, Fox 29
2015: Poplar Bluff 72, Sainte Genevieve 46
2014: Poplar Bluff 3-0 in round-robin
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