November 12, 2018 - Center ISD Football, Basketball Updates

Basketball News - On Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 the Middle school girls basket ball game versus Jasper (original site was MS gym) has been moved to HS gym at 4:30pm.

Center High School Girls Basketball game versus Harding Jefferson (original date 11.16.18) has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 17 at Harding Jefferson at 2 p.m.

Football Play-off News - The Center Football play-off game is Friday, November 16, 2018 against Liberty High School at Woodville High School Stadium (700 Eagle Drive -- Woodville, Texas 75979). Game time is 7:30pm. 

Center is the home team. All tickets will be sold at the gate - adults $6 and students $4. Passes accepted are THSCA, senior citizens, District 9-4A, and District 10-4A.

November 12, 2018 - The Shelbyville Dragons will play the Tenaha Tigers in Bi-District Play-offs on Friday, November 16 at 7:00 at Waskom High School. The Dragons are the Home team. 11-2A & 12-2A District passes, THSCA passes, Military and Senior Citizen passes will be accepted. Admission is Adult $6 and Student $4 -- No pre-sale tickets.

November 9, 2018. Center Roughrider’s Football Stadium –

The Center Roughriders Varsity Football Team saw their 5-game winning streak come to an end as they fell to the undefeated Jasper Bulldogs last Friday by a 54-25 score. Center will advance on to the Bi-District runner up of District 9 Class 4A-2 and will face Liberty on Friday, November 16, 2018, at 7 p.m. at Woodville High School. Liberty is 6-4 and was 2-2 in District 10 4A-2 action.

Jasper will now play Hamshire-Fannett on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Lumberton High School Stadium.

Friday’s game saw the visiting Jasper Bulldogs defend their fifth straight title by coming back from behind after trailing the Roughriders throughout most of the first half of play. Turnovers played a major role in the game with Center having two fumbles and two interceptions while Jasper turned the ball over four times on three fumbles, and a mishandled kickoff.

The Bulldogs led 6-0 early after getting possession in the ‘Rider’s redzone after an early fumble.

The Roughriders bounced back scored on a 12-yard Keamodre Horace touchdown reception from Jayden Hicks with 10:45 minutes left in the first quarter. Alex Lopez tacked on an extra point kick which gave Center a 7-6 lead.

Jasper had a miscommunication on the ensuing kickoff which resulted in the ‘Riders recovering the football after Jakerrion Watson alertly fell on the loose ball deep in Jasper territory. Three plays later Hicks scored for Center on a quarterback keeper run which gave CHS a 14-6 lead with 3.25 left in the opening frame.

Jasper answered and pulled to within 12-14 of Center after Brashuan Hubbard scored on a 5-yard touchdown run with 5:42 left in the first half. Center thwarted a 2-point conversion attempt and held on to an early 2-point lead.

A Roughrider’s fumble with 2 ½ minutes left in the first half allowed the Bulldogs to take over in excellent position to take their first lead of the game. The Bulldogs went up 20-14 after scoring on another Hubbard scoring run and making a 2-point conversion.

A long completion from Hicks to Watson set up a 42-yard Lopez field goal which helped the ‘Riders cut the Bulldog’s lead to 20-17 at the halftime break.

The second half saw the Jasper Bulldogs pull away from Center by outscoring the Roughriders 34-8 during the final two quarters.

Center rushed 34 times for 236 yards. They went 9 for 16 passing for 94 yards. The ‘Riders were penalized three times for 20 yards. Jasper rushed 47 times for 398 yards. They completed three passes out of seven attempts for 28 yards. The Bulldogs were penalized four times for 30 yards.

November 9, 2018 - Students from Self Defense America went to a Karate Championship tournament in Shreveport LA on November 3, 2018 and represented Shelby County!

In the first photo we have, from left, Zoey Deas with a 5th in Chanbara Fighting, Caitlyn Madden with a Bronze in Point Sparring, Emma Madden with a Bronze in Point Sparring, Rex Payne with a Silver in Chanbara fighting, Logan Galindo with a 1st trophy in Speciality Forms, and 2 Bronzes  in Weapons and Forms, Zac Payne placed 5th in Chanbara and Point Sparring and Ryder Moody placied 1st place trophy in Point Sparring, Silver in Chanbara and Silver in Forms.

Congratulations to you all for your hard work.

November 6, 2018 - The Center Recreation Department is proud to announce the 2019 Little Dribblers sign ups will begin soon at the Center Middle School Cafeteria.

Sign up days are Thursday, November 8; Monday, November 12; and Thursday, November 15. All days are from 5pm to 7pm.

The cost is $55 for Basketball for ages 4-12 which includes jersey, insurance, trophy, and all fees.

All children are eligible to play as long as they were born between August 2006 and August 2014. Each child must present an Original or Notarized Copy of their Birth Certificate. A Medical Form must be signed by their parent or guardian at Sign-Ups. Anyone interested in Coaching or Volunteering, please notify a Board Member at Sign-Ups.

For more information contact Jason Mitchell, City of Center Recreation Director at 936/590-7196.

Tenaha’s Raymond Jackson Stadium, Friday, November 2, 2018 -  (Photo Album)

A 23-yard Jesus Bravo field goal with just 44 seconds remaining in Friday’s District 11 Class 2A football game gave the Joaquin Rams their first lead against the hometown Tenaha Tigers. A Ram’s defensive interception just 25 seconds later iced the game, a 23-21 win for Joaquin, and insured them a playoff berth with just one game remaining in conference action.

Tenaha took an early lead after Erik Smith caught a 20-yard touchdown from Hayden Jenkins with 8:24 minutes left in the first quarter. Christian Castillo added an extra point kick which gave Tenaha a 7-0 advantage.

Joaquin’s Hunter Gates answered with a 68-yard touchdown run with 7:28 left in the opening period. A Jesus Bravo extra point kick tied the game at 7-7.

An 80-yard Jaqualin Franks touchdown reception helped Tenaha take a 14-7 lead at the 9:07 mark of the second quarter.

Joaquin attempted a 22-yard field goal with just 12 seconds left before halftime but the try sailed wide-left of the uprights. The teams went into the halftime intermission with Tenaha leading 14-7.

Just three plays into the second half, Conner Bragg tied the game at 14-14 with a 55-yard touchdown run.

Jay Lloyd scored on a 4-yard Tiger touchdown reception with 2:12 left in the third stanza and Tenaha led 21-14 going into the final period of play.

Hunter Gates busted loose on a 44-yard scoring run at the start of the fourth period. This pulled JHS to within a point of Tenaha at 20-21. The Ram’s extra point kick attempt failed.

The Rams intercepted a Tiger pass attempt at the one-yard line with 8:28 left in the game. Joaquin mounted a 24-play drive which resulted in a fourth- down-and-five-yards-to-go situation at the7-yard line. Ram Jesus Bravo was able to kick the 23-yard Ram’s field goal with 44 seconds remaining to give Joaquin what proved to be their first and the game’s final lead.

Joaquin’s overall record now stands at 7-2. They are 3-2 in district competition. They will host the Harleton Wildcats (1-8, 0-5) on Friday, November 9, 2018. Kickoff at Rams Stadium is at 7:30 p.m.

Tenaha’s overall mark is 6-3. They have a 3-2 conference record. They will travel to Linden-Kildare High School on Friday, November 9, 2018 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff with the 6-3, 2-3 Tigers.

October 29, 2018 - Center MS Football and Junior Varsity Football will be playing at Roughrider stadium on Thursday night, November 1st. Games start at 4pm versus Huntington. Games will be played in this order: 7th Grade, 8th Grade, and Junior Varsity.

Center Roughriders Stadium, Friday, October 26, 2018 –

The Center Roughriders won their fourth straight varsity football game over the visiting Shepherd Pirates on Friday by a 35-24 score. The win moved the Roughriders season record to 5-3 and their District 9 4A-2 mark is 2-0. Shepherd stands at 5-4, 1-2.

The game was close virtually throughout the contest. Shepherd took the first lead when Joel Valdez booted a 27-yard field goal with 3:36 left in the first quarter to give the Pirates a narrow 3-0 point advantage.

Just 1 ½ minutes later Jakerrion Watson broke free foe a 31-yard touchdown run which gave Center a 6-3 lead with 1:51 left in the opening period. Alexis Lopez booted the extra point kick which extended the Roughriders lead to 7-3.

Center’s lead grew to 13-3 after a 17-yard Marques Hall scoring run with 2:40 minutes left in the second quarter. Lopez added on his second extra point kick to boost the lead to 14-3.

Shepherd’s Devin Withers broke free for a 97-yard kickoff return just seconds later to pull the Pirates to within 9-14. Valdez added an extra point kick to cut Center’s lead to 14-10.

Shepherd mounted an 11-play drive which led to a 5-yard touchdown run which gave them a 17-14 lead with 7:51 left in the third quarter.

Center answered back with a 75-yard scoring drive which was capped with a 3-yard quarterback keeper run by Jayden Hicks with 5:08 left in the third frame. Another Lopez PAT kick gave Center a 21-17 advantage.

A 29-yard scoring reception for Shepherd gave the Pirates a narrow 24-21 lead with just 6:56 minutes left in the game.

Just seconds later Center retook the lead with a 78-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Marques Hall.

The Pirates misplayed the ensuing kickoff and Center took over inside the redzone of Shepherd with just six minutes remaining in the game. The Roughriders wasted no time capitalizing as they scored just two plays later on a 16-yard Keomodre Horace touchdown run which gave them a 35-24 lead with 5:41 left in the contest. The ‘Riders defense was able to hold off the Pirates on their next offensive drive and Center was able to keep the clock moving to end the contest.

The Roughriders gained 238 yards rushing on 29 carries. They completed 6 of 10 passing attempts for 98 yards. Center was penalized five times for 35 yards.

Shepherd rushed for 242 yards on 47 carries. Completed 2/5 passing attempts for 32 yards. They were penalized 4 times for 30 yards. The Roughriders will head to Huntington High School next Friday, November 2, 2018, for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Red Devil’s Stadium. Huntington won their road game against Tarkington High School by a 21-14 score last Friday. They are 3-4 overall and have a 1-1 District 9 record.

October 26, 2018 - The Joaquin basketball season begins tomorrow, October 27 when the Junior Varsity and Varsity Girls scrimmage Alto at home. Game time is 2pm. To see the full schedule, click on the following links - High School, Junior High

October 25, 2018 - Due to extremely wet and muddy field condition the Tenaha Tiger Junior High/JV games have been cancelled for Thursday, October 25th. All efforts were made to find an alternative location but with no success. The Junior High will take on Joaquin November 1st in Joaquin. Kickoff at 5pm. The JV will take on the Wolves in San Augustine on November 1st. Time to be determined. 

Friday night's varsity game between the Tenaha Tigers and the Garrison Bulldogs will be played as scheduled in Garrison. Kickoff at 7:30pm.