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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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Wheatley's 1953-54 season included a win in its own tournament. The team included Willie Clopton, King Carter, W.J. Morris, Earnest McDonald, Raydell Coursey, William Murrell, William Hall, Robert Thomas, Arthur Gladney, and Peter Woodruff. Click here to see more photos and share yours in our forum.

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Wheatley

Phylis Wheatley High School, home of the Tigers, was located in Poplar Bluff. It was one of several segregated schools for black students in the area; it competed in the Missouri Negro Interscholastic Athletic Association (MNIAA) until the MSHSAA removed the color barrier in 1952 and allowed MNIAA schools to join. The school closed in 1963, and its students transferred to Poplar Bluff High School.


Boys basketball

1962-63  |  5-11  |  George Carter
1961-62  |  3-15  |  George Carter
1960-61  |  6-10  |  George Carter
1959-60  |  9-10  |  George Carter
1958-59  |  4-11  |  James Bagby
1957-58  |  2-12  |  James Bagby
1956-57  |  8-8  |  James Bagby
1955-56  |  12-8  |  James Bagby
1954-55  |  12-7  |  James Bagby
1953-54  |  13-4  |  James Bagby
1952-53  |  10-7  |  George Witherspoon
1951-52  |  9-6  |  George Witherspoon
1950-51  |  8-6  |  Lewis Mills
1949-50  |  7-9  |  Lewis Mills
1948-49  |  8-6  |  Lewis Mills
1947-48  |  10-6  |  Lewis Mills
1946-47  |  8-5  |  Lewis Mills
1945-46  |  9-5  |  Lewis Mills
1944-45  |  10-3  |  Lewis Mills
1943-44  |  8-4  |  Lewis Mills
1942-43  |  9-5  |  Lewis Mills
1941-42  |  8-6  |  Lewis Mills
1940-41  |  6-6  |  Lewis Mills
1939-40  |  8-5  |  Lewis Mills
1938-39  |  8-5  |  Lewis Mills
1937-38  |  16-1  |  Lewis Mills  |  Won MNIAA Class B state title
1936-37  |  12-0  |  Lewis Mills  |  Won MNIAA Class B state title
1935-36  |  8-5  |  Lewis Mills
1934-35  |  6-5  |  Lewis Mills
1933-34  |  6-5  |  Lewis Mills
1932-33  |  8-2  |  Lewis Mills
1931-32  |  8-3  |  Lewis Mills
1930-31  |  7-2  |  Lewis Mills
1929-30  |  5-4  |  Lewis Mills
1928-29  |  6-4  |  Lewis Mills
1927-28  |  9-2  |  Lewis Mills
1926-27  |  7-2  |  Lewis Mills
1925-26  |  8-2  |  Lewis Mills
1924-25  |  6-4  |  Lewis Mills



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