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Year

Notables

Record

Titles

Media

2014 Head Coach: Dan Henderson      
2013

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

The 2013 Pirates advanced to the Semi-Final round of the District Playoffs after defeating the Neosho Wildcats 35-0.

Isaiah Daniels becomes #4 on the BHS Career Tackles list with 141 solo tackles.

Da'Quan Ervin becomes #9 on the BHS All-Purpose Yards list with 2,405 yards.

After 28 years of leadership for the Pirates, Steve Hancock steps down as Head Coach. He leaves Branson with a 197-109 record.

5-6

Stats

District Semi-Finalist

2012

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

New District format with a 6 team tournament.

The 2012 Pirates defeated the Glendale Falcons to advance to the Semi-Final round of the District Playoffs.

4-7

Stats

District Semi-Finalists
2011

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

For the 2nd year in a row, the Pirates started out 0-3, but were able to make the playoffs. After losing the District Championship game to Nixa, the Pirates defeated the Lee's Summit Tigers in the Regional round of the Playoffs. The Pirates went on to face Nixa in the Sectional round (having played them 10 days earlier). The Pirates season eneded with their Sectionals loss to the Eagles.

Malachi Daniels becomes #3 on the BHS All-Purpose Yards list as with 4,964 yards.

6-6

Stats

Regional Champs

2010

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

This was the Pirates first year in class 5.

After an 0-3 start, the Pirates win 7 straight games, and claim the schools first District Championship in 12 years. The Pirates lost in the Sectional Round of the State Playoffs to Lee's Summit.

After 15 seasons with the Pirates, Matt "Smokey" Stevens retires from the Branson sidelines.

Isaac Johnston becomes #4 on the list for Career Tackles with 132 tackles and #5 on the list for Career Defensive Points with 410 points.

Fernando Cedeno sets a new school record with a 52 yard field goal against Republic.

Malachi Daniels becomes #6 on the BHS All-Purpose Yards list as a Junior with 3,039 yards.

Cameron Chancey becomes the leader for Career Yards by a Quarterback with 3,895 yards (1,206 Rushing and 2,689 yards Passing).

Steve Hancock becomes the winner of the inaugural Pete Adkins "Power of Influence Award".

7-4

Stats

District Champs

Regional Champs

 

2009

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

Tee Helsel sets a new school records for Career Tackles (186) and Career Defensive Production Points (576). Tee also became #6 for All-Purpose Career Yards with 2,834 yards.

Jeremy Mahoney sets a school record for Kick-off Average (57.1) and Touchbacks (52).

Ron Martin, Defensive Coordinator of the Pirates for 24 years, retires.

6-5

Stats

Regional Playoffs

2008

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

After starting 6-0, the 2008 Pirates lost two in a row to Webb City and Neosho. The Pirates returned to the playoffs, after a nine year drought, and were beaten a second time by the eventual Class 4 State Champion Webb City Cardinals.

8-3

Stats

Regional Playoffs

2007

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

Chase Westfall sets the school record for receptions (86) and receiving yards (1,218).

1-9

Stats

2006

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

On September 8th, 2006, the first game to be played in Pirate Stadium saw the Pirates defeat the Logan Rogersville Wildcats 43-6.

Ryan Dougan sets the school record for Career Tackles for Loss (24), and also ties the school record for Career Sacks (13).

Cory Meyer sets the school record for pass completions (203) and passing yards (2,906).

4-6

Stats

2005

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

5-5

Stats

2004

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

7-3

Stats

2003

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

Jacob Hamon ties the, then, school record for Career Tackles (152).

5-5

Stats

2002

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

6-4

Stats

2001

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

6-4

Stats

2000

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

The 2000 Pirates were best defense in school history allowing only 94 points in the season.

8-2

Stats

1999

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

5-5

Stats

1998

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

This was the Pirates first year in class 4A.

The only two losses in 1998 were both to Ozark.

10-2

Stats

District Champs

Sectional Champs

1997

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

The only two games the 1997 Pirates lost were to the eventual Class 3A (California) and Class 4A (Webb City) State Champions.
1997 was the last year the Pirates were in Class 3A.

Beau Jackson becomes #4 on the BHS All-Purpose Yards list with 3,814 yards.

Casey Elliot set a, then, school record for Career Tackles (152) and Career Production Points (485).

11-2

Stats

Conference Champs

District Champs

Sectional Champs

Quarterfinal Champs

1996

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

The 1996 Pirates won the second outright Central Ozarks Conference title. This was Branson’s third State Semi-Finals appearance. The 1996 Pirates lost game 1 to Webb City and game 13 to Maryville.

Isaac Boyd becomes #3 on the BHS All-Purpose Yards list with 4,497 yards.

 

11-2

Stats

Conference Champs

District Champs

Sectional Champs

Quarterfinal Champs

1995

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

The 1995 Pirates two regular season losses were to Republic (the Tigers went for two with no time left on the clock) and Ozark (the Tigers threw a hail mary pass to win on the last play of the game).
This team lost in playoffs to eventual State Champion Seneca.

Tony Lounsbery sets a school record for Career Sacks (13).

8-3

Stats

District Champs

1994

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

This was the first team to win an outright COC title.

The 1994 Pirates beat the #1 Ranked Ozark Tigers (4A) at Ozark 42-13 when we were #1 Ranked (3A).
The 1994 Pirates lone loss was to Seneca.


This was the best offensive team in school history with an average of 36.6 points per game.

10-1

Stats

Conference Champs


District Champs

1993

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

After missing the playoffs for three years the Pirates began the first of six straight district championships.

7-4

Stats

District Champs

1992

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

The only loss the 1992 Pirates had was to 9-1 Nixa. The Pirates failed to make the playoffs this year.

9-1

Stats

1991

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

5-5

Stats

1990

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

Dan Kneeshaw sets both Branson High School and Missouri State records with 4, 995 rushing yards. He is currently #1 on the BHS All-Purpose Yards list with 6,306 yards and holds the school record for total touchdowns (85) and rushing touchdowns (80). His school rushing record still stands. In addition to his offensive records, Dan still holds the school record for Career Interceptions (12).

7-3

Stats

1989

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

The 1989 Pirates again made it to the state title game and finished as the State Runner-up.
This team lost to Republic and Lutheran North.

 

12-2

Stats

District Champs

Sectional Champs

Quarterfinal Champs

Semi-Final Champs

State Runner-up

1988

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

7-3

Stats

1987

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

The 1987 team was the first team to make it to a state title game. The Pirates finished as the State Runner-up. The two losses the Pirates suffered in 1987 were to Republic and Berkley.

Heath Watz becomes #2 on the BHS All-Purpose Yards list with 6,033 yards. Heath also hold the record for Career Carries ( 640).

1987 was also the team to start the playoff haircut tradition.

12-2

Stats

District Champs

Sectional Champs

Quarterfinal Champs

Semi-Final Champs

State Runner-up

1986

Head Coach: Steve Hancock

6-4

Stats

1985
Head Coach: Mark DeVore
2-8

Stats

1984
Head Coach: Mark DeVore
0-10

1983

Head Coach: Mark DeVore

On September 9, 1983 Branson High School opened its new football stadium. This stadium was dedicated to John Earl Chase.

3-7

 

 

1982

Head Coach: Hank Harmon

2-8

1981

Head Coach: Hank Harmon

1-9

1980

Head Coach: Hank Harmon

3-6

1979

Head Coach: Hank Harmon

Just like the 1968 team, this team went undefeated, but did not make the playoffs.

10-0

Conference Champs

1978

Head Coach: Hank Harmon

5-5

Conference Champs

1977

Head Coach: Tom Toller

1976

Head Coach: Tom Toller

3-6

1975

Head Coach: Richard Gwin

3-6

1974

Head Coach: Richard Gwin

1973

Head Coach: Richard Gwin

1972

Head Coach: Gordon Grant

1971

Head Coach: Gordon Grant

1970

Head Coach: Ron Kyle

3-6

1969

Head Coach: Gary Snadon

Conference Champs

1968

Head Coach: Gary Snadon

This was the first undefeated football team in Branson history. This team, however, did not make the playoffs.

10-0

Conference Champs

1967
Head Coach: Gary Snadon

1966

Head Coach: Gary Snadon

1965

Head Coach: Gary Snadon

1964

Head Coach: Charles Mcallister

Bill Dodds sets the single game school rushing record with 412 yards on 15 carries against the Marshfield Blue jays.

5-1-2

1963

Head Coach: John Earl Chase

1962

Head Coach: John Earl Chase

1961

Head Coach: John Earl Chase

1960

Head Coach: John Earl Chase

6-1-1

1959

Head Coach: John Earl Chase

The 1959 Pirates started the season with with a loss in its opening game. This team then won six consecutive games before losing in its season finale.

1958

Head Coach: Jim Downing

Branson High School started its first 11-man football program.

This team played a varsity schedule in 1958. Most of the athletes on the '58 team had never played any form of football.

1-7

1939

This was the first football team in school history. This team participated in 6-man football.

The first Homecoming Parade was held on October 27th, 1939.

John Earl Chase was a coach on this team in his first year of teaching.

6-0-1

Pioneer League Champs