|South Callaway Bulldogs|
|National Appearances||SSNCT: 2017|
South Callaway High School is a small public high school in Mokane, Missouri. The quiz bowl ("Scholar Bowl") team has seen several years of regional success. The district's middle school also fields a 7th and 8th grade team which competes with other middle schools and junior highs in the area, while elementary schoolers from the district are able to compete in a tossups-only event within the Show-Me Conference.
|Year||Class/District||District Result||Sectional/State Result||Conference Result|
|1992-1995||Missouri Academic Association era - No information available||Little Dixie Conference (through 2006)|
State: 2nd Place (lost finals match to Richland)
State: 4th Place
|2005||C3D4||2nd Place (to Osage)||did not advance||LDC regular season champions|
|2006||Winner over Osage
Host of district tournament
State: 4th Place
|LDC regular season champions|
|2007||2nd Place (to Hallsville)||did not advance||Mid-Missouri Conference (2006-2012) |
MMC regular season and tournament champions
|2008||2nd Place (to Hallsville)||did not advance||MMC Tournament: 2nd Place (to Hallsville)|
|2009||C3D7||2nd Place (to Hallsville)||did not advance||MMC Tournament: 2nd Place (to Hallsville)|
|2010||did not qualify for playoffs||did not advance||Unknown|
|2011||C2D8||eliminated in playoffs by Eugene||did not advance||Unknown|
|2012||did not qualify for playoffs||did not advance||MMC Tournament: 3rd Place|
|2013||C2D4||eliminated in playoffs by New Haven||did not advance||Show-Me Conference (2012-present) |
SMC Tournament: 5th Place
|2014||2nd Place (to New Haven)||did not advance||SMC Tournament: 6th Place|
|2015||C3D6||eliminated in playoffs by Osage||did not advance||Unknown|
|2016||eliminated in playoffs by Osage||did not advance||SMC Tournament: 4th Place|
|2017||C2D9||Winner over Fayette||Lost sectionals to Calvary Lutheran||SMC Tournament: 5th Place|
|2018||Winner over New Franklin||Lost sectionals to Calvary Lutheran||SMC Tournament: 4th Place|
|2019||C3D13||did not qualify for playoffs||did not advance||SMC Tournament: 5th Place|
Opponents and Rivalries
South Callaway formerly competed in the Mid-Missouri Conference against teams from Southern Boone, North Callaway, Harrisburg, and Hallsville. In 2012, the school became a member of the Show-Me Conference alongside nine other schools, including a very active Tuscumbia program.
The school has oscillated between Class 2 and Class 3 in MSHSAA's system, and being centrally located, has also changed district numbers within classes many times.
The school's largest historical rivalry was by far that with Hallsville, a formidable conference and district opponent. The team has also played several high profile matches against teams from Osage and New Haven.
While South Callaway's schedule for many years was dominated by conference matches (largely duals or small round-robin events), the team has started to sporadically attend more Saturday tournaments. In 2008, the team attended multiple MSHSAA-style tournaments, including the Warrenton Warrior Classic and the William Woods Academic Tournament. Since then, an increasing number of MOQBA-certified events in the area has led to a South Callaway team slowly becoming more active in the local circuit, competing in a mixture of duals, MSHSAA-style events, and national-format events. It would appear that the 2013 Show-Me Conference tournament may have been the first nationals-format event that the high school team attended, with sporadic attendance at 20/20 events in subsequent years.
The team placed third in their division at the 2017 OMAR, bettering their eighth-place finish from the previous year's iteration. By winning the 2017 St. Elizabeth Invitational (MSHSAA format on NAQT questions), the team earned and accepted a bid to the SSNCT, where they went 4-5 in the Traditional Public division. In 2014-2015, the team played in 20/20 tournaments at Helias and Hallsville and a small after-school invitational at Calvary Lutheran.
South Callaway has hosted several conference and regional dual matches as well as MSHSAA district tournaments. The school announced that it would host the pyramidal South Callaway Invitational in the 2019 spring season, but the event ended up being canceled.
South Callaway's middle school program has become more active recently, such as by competing in recent iterations of the winter middle school tournament at Tuscumbia. The team has also competed in pyramidal quad tournaments at Hallsville.
The 6th grade team, coached by Alex Dzurick, competed at the 2013 Tuscumbia Winter tournament in the elementary division, taking home third place (6-2 record) in their first-ever outing. The 6th graders also attended the Show-Me Conference-sponsored Knowledge Bowl for elementary teams where they took 5th place in the 6th grade division. At the 2013 Knowledge Bowl, South Callaway's 5th grade team took home 1st place under coach Leah Cave. Two teams of 6th graders competed at the 2013 Tuscumbia Spring tournament where they took 3rd and 5th places, amassing records of 4-3 and 3-4.