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266-549-26 All Time

First Year was 1923

Following the first signature win of the 2016 season, 19-8, at Festus defeating Jefferson High School, the East Prairie Eagles are 2-0 and await arch rival Scott City Friday night at the Eagles’ Nest. As 5th year coach Chad Jamerson prepares the Eagles for the contest, let’s take the time for a historical view of the East Prairie program.

Since beginning play in the 1923 season under Coach W.F. Zimmerman. The first winning season for East Prairie was the 1927 edition under Coach Will Harshburger with a 3-2-2 mark.

In fact, the Eagles have only registered 17 winning seasons in the history of the program and coaching tenures have been minimal. The overall mark (not including the 2-0 start to 2016) is 266-549-26.

Information courtesy of Mike Ellis included in this story.

The longest stretch of continuous seasons was by Coach Bernard Ivie, a 1971 Ep graduate, who led the Eagles for 7 seasons from 1979-85.

Ed Nichols, perhaps the most storied coach in Ep lore, also logged 7 seasons in 3 different stretches as the Eagle head coach. Included in his first run (1973-76) was arguably the best Eagle edition in the 1975 season that went 9-2 and lost a first round playoff game at John Burroughs 41-14. The second loss of that season was to county rival Charleston. Nichols also coached the 94 team.

Two other coaches have logged 6 seasons as the head coach of the Eagles; Arlen Powell and Ep grad Jason Aycock. Coach Aycock, also a standout player on the other team that matches (or surpasses depending on which generation you are from ) 1994; the year the Eagles amassed their most wins ever (11-2) and lost in the semifinals of the 2A state playoffs to Monroe City.

Coach Aycock also led the team to 3 consecutive winning seasons. The only time in the history of the program in 2008, 09, and 10.

East Prairie veteran 5th year Head Coach Chad Jamerson addresses the Eagles in a Kron file photo. (c)

East Prairie veteran 5th year Head Coach Chad Jamerson addresses the Eagles in a Kron file photo. (c)

Currently, the Eagles are led by Ep grad Coach Chad Jamerson, who in his 5th year, has got the program to heights where fans expect W’s instead of L’s these days. Witnessed by the 19-8 stuffing of Festus Friday night.

Jamerson and the Eagles have a chance for a 3-peat of their own with a 7-4 mark in 14; last year’s 6-5 record and a great start to the 16 season at 2-0 and facing arch rival Scott City at the Eagles Nest Friday night.

 

The Ledger ~

East Prairie Eagles Football

2015 – 6-5 Chad Jamerson

2014 – 7 – 4 Chad Jamerson

2013 – 1 – 9  Chad Jamerson

2012 – 0 – 10 Chad Jamerson

2011 -1 – 9  Jason Aycock

2010  |  6-4  |  Jason Aycock

2009  |  8-3  |  Jason Aycock  |  Lost 34-7 to Crystal City in regional

2008  |  6-4  |  Jason Aycock

2007  |  3-7  |  Jason Aycock  |

2006  |  3-6  |  Cory Adkisson

2005  |  5-4  |  Cory Adkisson

2004  |  3-7  |  Jason Aycock

2003  |  4-5  |  Brett Blackman

2002  |  0-10  |  Ken Latham

2001  |  1-9  |  John Garner

2000  |  2-7  |  John Garner

1999  |  0-10  |  John Garner  |  Outscored 384-6

1998  |  3-7  |  Ed Nichols

1997  |  3-7  |  Mike Thompson

1996  |  3-7  |  Mike Thompson

1995  |  5-5  |  Mike Thompson

1994  |  11-2  |  Ed Nichols  |  Lost 37-0 to Monroe City in semifinal

1993  |  8-3  |  Ed Nichols  |  Lost 26-22 to Scott City in sectional

1992  |  2-8  |  Rick Johnson

1991  |  6-3  |  Andy Kelly

1990  |  2-8  |  Andy Kelly

1989  |  2-8  |  Andy Kelly

1988  |  3-6  |  Kent Gibbs

1987  |  3-6  |  Ken Shumate

1986  |  5-5  |  Ken Shumate

1985  |  3-7  |  Bernard Ivie

1984  |  3-7  |  Bernard Ivie

1983  |  1-9  |  Bernard Ivie

1982  |  3-6  |  Bernard Ivie

1981  |  6-3  |  Bernard Ivie

1980  |  1-9  |  Bernard Ivie

1979  |  5-4  |  Bernard Ivie

1978  |  3-6  |  James Minner

1977  |  4-5  |  James Minner

1976  |  5-5  |  Ed Nichols

1975  |  9-2  |  Ed Nichols  |  Lost 41-14 to John Burroughs in sectional

1974  |  2-7  |  Ed Nichols

1973  |  3-7  |  Ed Nichols

1972  |  2-8  |  Tommy Crenshaw

1971  |  3-6  |  Ed McWilliams

1970  |  5-4  |  Ed McWilliams

1969  |  3-6  |  Arlen Powell

1968  |  2-6-1  |  Arlen Powell

1967  |  2-8  |  Arlen Powell

1966  |  1-8  |  Arlen Powell

1965  |  2-7  |  Arlen Powell

1964  |  1-8-1  |  Arlen Powell

1963  |  3-6  |  Pat Nickens

1962  |  4-4-1  |  Pat Nickens

1961  |  2-5-2  |  Pat Nickens

1960  |  3-4-2  |  Pat Nickens

1959  |  2-7  |  Pat Nickens

1958  |  1-7  |  Brian O’Neal

1957  |  0-8  |  Brian O’Neal

1956  |  0-7  |  Al Cope

1955  |  1-8  |  Al Cope

1954  |  0-7  |  Al Cope  |  Outscored 376-0

1953  |  0-8  |  Eddie Green

1952  |  2-7-1  |  Eddie Green

1951  |  6-3-1  |  Troy Kelly

1950  |  8-3  |  Bobby Dodd  |  Lost 21-0 to Perryville in playoff

1949  |  2-8  |  Bobby Dodd

1948  |  4-4-1  |  Bobby Russell

1947  |  3-7  |  Bobby Russell

1946  |  2-7  |  Bobby Russell

1945  |  1-9  |  Bobby Russell

1944  |  2-5-1  |  Bobby Russell

1943  |  0-9  |  Hugh May

1942  |  3-4-1  |  Hugh May

1941  |  3-5-1  |  Hugh May

1940  |  1-7  |  Hugh May

1939  |  0-9  |  Hugh May

1938  |  2-6  |  Lannis Chunn

1937  |  0-6  |  Lannis Chunn  |  Outscored 127-0

1936  |  1-6  |  Lannis Chunn

1935  |  0-8  |  Lannis Chunn

1934  |  1-10  |  Berry Law

1933  |  0-8-2  |  Berry Law

1932  |  7-2-2  |  Berry Law

1931  |  4-4  |  Hugh May

1930  |  2-5-3  |  Hugh May

1929  |  3-5-1  |  Bob Perkins

1928  |  3-4-1  |  Will Harshburger

1927  |  3-2-2  |  Will Harshburger

1926  |  3-4  |  Will Harshburger

1925  |  1-5-1  |  Ray Worland

1924  |  3-4-1  |  Revelle

1923  |  1-3  |  W.F. Zimmerman

 

 

 

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