Center Roughriders’ Stadium, Friday October 6, 2018 –

The Center Roughriders’ varsity football team trailed the visiting Brownsboro Bears 7-0 at the end of the first quarter of Friday’s non-district home game. The Roughriders trailed 14-0 at the start of the second period, but were able to rebound for a 43-33 win by game’s end.

After the Bear’s second score, Marques Hall set the ‘Riders up with a good kickoff return near midfield. Center quarterback Jayden Hicks made the Bears pay by completing passes to Jakerrion Watson and Hollis Polk, Hicks eventually capped a 3-play 50-yard scoring drive with a 22-yard quarterback keeper run for the ‘Rider’s first score. Alexis Lopez added an extra point kick which cut Brownsboro’s 14-point lead to 14-7 with 8:47 minutes left in the first half.

The Bears scored another touchdown with 10:41 left in the third quarter when Saul Williams broke free for a 41-yard touchdown run. The Bears extra point kick failed and they led 20-7.

Centers’ Marques Hall got the Roughriders back in the game just moments later with an electrifying 62-yard dash for a touchdown with 10:18 left in the third stanza. Lopez added his second extra point kick and Brownboro’s lead was cut to 20-14.

The Bears capped a 6-play 75-yard scoring drive with another William’s touchdown run with 6:46 left in the third quarter. This gave BHS a 27-14 advantage.

Center answered with a 50-yard Keamodre Horace touchdown run less than one minute later. This cut the Brownsboro lead to six points at 27-21 with 5:56 left in the third frame.

Center tied the contest when Jakerrion Watson hauled in a 43-yard touchdown from Hicks with 10:54 left in the fourth quarter. A Lopez extra point kick gave CHS a narrow 28-27 advantage.

The Bears retook the lead with a touchdown run which gave BHS a 33-28 lead with 7:10 left in the game. Center answered with another Horace score, from 37 yards away. A 2-point conversion by Watson gave Center a 36-33 lead with just over 6 minutes left in the contest.

The Bears turned the ball over on downs after failing to convert on a 4-down-and-11 yards-to-go situation with 4:30 left in the contest. Hicks and the ‘Rider’s offense made the Bears pay as they mounted a 9-play scoring drive which ended with another completion for the final score of the game with just 20 seconds remaining. The 43-33win evened Center’s season record at 3-3. Brownsboro falls to 1-5 for the season.

Center rushed 22 times for 234 yards. They completed 6 of 16 passing attempts for 107 yards. They gained six first downs and were penalized 5 times for 50 yards. They had 1 fumble.

Brownsboro rushed 42 times for 335 yards. They completed 4 passes on 10 attempts for 57 yards. The Bears gained 15 first downs and were penalized 4 times for 35 yards. They were intercepted once and fumbled the ball twice.

Center will begin District 9 Class 4A play next Friday, October 12, 2018 when they travel to Tarkington High School for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff with the Longhorns. The ‘Horns are 2-4 and lost Friday to Hardin-Jefferson 28-0.

October 5, 2018 - Friday, October 12th is Pink Out Night at Dragon Stadium. There will be Pink balloons for sale at the gate! Dragons vs Deweyville Kicks off at 7:30pm. Wear Pink!

Raymond Jackson Stadium, September 29, 2018 –

(Photo Album) The Tenaha Tigers Varsity Football Team took home their first District 11 2A1 win of the season with a 47-12 homecoming win over the Timpson Bears on Saturday. The Tigers overall record improves to 4-1 and Timpson stands at 1-4 overall and 0-1 in district.

Timpson won the coin toss but deferred possession. The Bears defense held Tenaha to a single first down on their initial drive. The Tigers punted the football back to Timpson with 8:30 left in the first quarter.  Bears quarterback Jon Grogan completed two passes which were good for first downs. The Bear’s opening drive stalled after just seven plays, after Tiger defender Trenton Hass sacked Grogan, and the Bears lost 11 yards on a bad snap. This brought up a fourth-down-and-twenty four-yards-to-go situation which led to the punt.

Tenaha made good on their second possession which started with a 31-yard Jordan Marshall run. Erik Smith caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Hayden Jenkins just three plays later. Christian Castillo added an extra point kick which gave Tenaha a 7-0 lead with 4:46 left in the first quarter.

Timpson’s next possession saw them lose three yards and punt the ball back to Tenaha four plays later with 3:30 left in the opening frame. One minute later Jay Lloyd scored on a 6-yard touchdown run which capped a 4-play drive. Castillo added another extra point kick to give Tenaha a 14-0 advantage with 2:34 left in the opening stanza.

Jordan Osby caught a 21-yard Bear’s touchdown with 10:48 left in the second quarter to cut Tenaha’s lead to 14-6, after a failed extra point attempt.

Smith added his second touchdown reception, an 18-yarder, which gave Tenaha a 20-6 lead with 4:25 left in the first half. Marshall added another Tiger’s touchdown reception from 5-yards away with just 43 seconds left before the midway intermission. Castillo added an extra point conversion and Tenaha led the Bears 27-6 at the midway break.

Braden Courtney pulled Timpson to within 27-12 with a 41-yard touchdown run with 8:42 left in the third period. The extra point attempt was blocked.

Jaqualin Franks scored on a 25-yard reception with 5:20 left in the third frame to extend Tenaha’s lead to 33-12.

Jay Lloyd added a 15-yard score late in the third quarter which put the Tigers up 40-12. Teammate Tray Tutt added a 35-yard touchdown run with 8:37 left in the contest. Castillo added the extra point conversion kick to help give the Tigers the final 47-12 margin of victory.

Timpson held an advantage rushing by a 173-157 margin. Tenaha led in passing yardage completing 9 of 21 attempts for 171 yards. Timpson completed five passes on 13 attempts for 67 yards.

Timpson will host the Harleton Wildcats on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Harleton lost their first District 11 contest to Linden-Kildare 57-8 at home. The Wildcats are 1-4 on the season.

Tenaha travels to Beckville on Friday, October 5, to face the Bearcats. Beckville had a bye for district play this week. The Bearcats are 3-1 this season and lost to Hemphill 34-28 two weeks ago. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 28, 2018, Garrison High School –

(More Game Photos) The Garrison Bulldogs Varsity Football team opened their District 11 Class 2A conference action with a convincing 35-15 win over the visiting Joaquin Rams. Joaquin was undefeated after going 4-0 in non-conference action. The Rams had not given up a single score before facing Garrison and had outscored opponents 144-0. The Bulldogs season record now stands at 3-2. They are on a three game winning streak and 1-0 in district action.

Garrison’s first offensive drive stalled but they were able to pin the Rams deep with a deep punt by junior Chace Rodriguez. The Rams took over at their 14-yard line with nine minutes remaining in the first quarter. Joaquin’s first drive only netted five yards in three plays so they punted the ball back to the Bulldogs who retook possession near midfield with 7:15 left in the opening frame.

Garrison’s second drive took ten plays and covered 48 yards.  Junior Bulldogs runningback Sebastion Porter was able to break into the endzone on the final play of the drive for the first touchdown of the game from three yards out. Chace Rodriguez kicked the Bulldog’s extra point and Garrison led 7-0 with 4:34 left in the first period.

Joaquins’ second drive moved backwards until Bulldog Dallas Porter intercepted a pass on third down and Garrison took over possession at their 43-yard line with three minutes still left in the opening frame. GHS wasted no time and they deployed an 8-play, 53-yard scoring drive which was capped off by a 17-yard touchdown reception by senior receiver Austin Colle with 1:24 left in the first stanza. Another successful extra point kick gave the Bulldogs a 14-0 advantage.

Joaquin fumbled the ball back to the Bulldogs at the start of the second quarter after a long 43-yard run by Connor Bragg had taken the ball down to the Bulldogs red zone. Garrison took over the football at their 11-yard line and marched it 89 yards for a score in a 13-play drive which was finished off with anther Sebastion Porter 3-yard scoring run. An extra point kick gave GHS a 21-0 lead with 8:20 left in the first half.

Disaster struck Joaquin at the beginning of the second half when they fumbled the ball and Jakedric Watts scooped up the football and raced 60 yards for a Garrison score. GHS took a 28-0 lead at the 9:44 mark of the third quarter.

Joaquin scored their first touchdown of the contest when Ian Shahan broke into the endzone on a 1-yard touchdown run with 6:16 left in the third quarter. The Rams pulled to with three touchdowns and cut the GHS lead to 28-7 after Ram Jesus Bravo made good on an extra point kick conversion.

Watts gave Garrison a 35-7 lead after he scored on a 60-yard run to end the third period.

Ram Gunner Nelson scored the game’s final touchdown with a 24-yard run with slightly over two minutes remaining in the contest. The Rams made a 2-point conversion on a keeper run which put the game’s final tally at 35-15 for the Garrison win.

Garrison held an 18-7 advantage in first downs gained. Garrison rushed 20 times for 268 yards. Joaquin gained 197 yards rushing on 15 carries. The Rams completed 1 of 4 passing attempts for 12 yards and had one pass intercepted. Garrison was 2 of 3 passing tries for 25 yards. Garrison held the advantage for first downs, gaining 17 and allowing the Rams 8.

Joaquin now stands at 4-1 overall and 0-1 for District 11 2A play. They will have a bye week and will next host Linden-Kildare, at Rams Stadium, on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. The Linden-Kildare Tigers are 1-0 in conference play after defeating Harleton 57-8 on Friday.

Garrison will face Linden-Kildare next Friday, October 5, 2018, at Linden-Kildare High School’s Tigers Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

September 25, 2018 - The Joaquin Junior High football games vs Garrison scheduled this week on September 27th will be played at Logansport High School. The 7th grade scrimmage will start at 6:30 PM followed by an 8th grade game. 

The Junior High game scheduled for next week on October 4th will be one game at Elysian Fields at 5:00 PM.

Submitted by Wade Lawson, JISD Men's Athletic Director

September 25, 2018 - Tenaha Athletic Updates

Tenaha Cross Country - Zavalla Invitational for Wednesday Cancelled.

Junior High Football - Tenaha at Timpson, 5:00pm on Thursday

September 25, 2018 - The sports schedule for this week through September 29th.

Tuesday, September 25th
9/JV - Center at Carthage
JVG/JV/V - Timpson at Gary, 4:30pm

Friday, September 28th
Var - Shelbyville at Gary, 4:30pm
Var - Gimpson hosts Beckville, 4:30pm

Tuesday, September 25th
Var - Center hosts Carthage, 4pm

Thursday, September 27th
JV - Center at Jacksonville, 4pm

Thursday, September 27th
7th - Center vs Grace Community in Tyler, 4:30/5:30
8th - Center Grace Community in Tyler, 6:45/7:45
9th - Center hosts Grace Community, 5pm
JV - Center hosts Grace Community, 7pm
7th/8th - Joaquin vs Garrison at Logansport HS, 6:30pm
Var - Shelbyville at Shepherd, 7pm (No JV/JH Games)
JH - Tenaha at Timpson, 5pm

Friday, September 28th
Center Grace Community in Tyler, 7:30pm
Joaquin at Garrison, 7:30pm

Saturday, September 29th
Tenaha hosts Timpson, *Homecoming

Cross Country
Wednesday, September 26th
Joaquin at Zavalla Invitational at Zavalla HS, 1pm
(Cancelled) Tenaha at Zavalla Invitational at Zavalla HS, 1pm

Friday, September 28th
HS/MS - Center at Buckeye XC Meet at Gilmer

Center Roughriders’ Stadium, Friday, September 21, 2018 –

(Photo Album) The Center Roughriders Varsity Football team’s record fell to 1-3 on Friday when they lost their 2018 Homecoming, to the Henderson Lions, by a 37-7 score. The Lions season record improved to 2-2.

Prior to the football game Jennifer Huichapa was named as Center High School’s 2018 Homecoming Queen.

Henderson scored first after driving 75 yards in 9 plays. The drive was capped with a 21-yard touchdown run by Collin Everitt. An Axel Romero extra point kick gave the Lions a 7-0 lead with just over ten minutes left in the first quarter.

Lion’s linebacker Brady Odom recovered a Roughriders’ fumble on the fourth play of Center’s first offensive drive, he was able to advance the dropped pigskin to the CHS 15 yard line.

Henderson wasted no time making the ‘Riders pay as Eli Jones took a handoff on first down 15 yards to the endzone for Henderson’s second score. A missed extra point kick saw the Lions lead the game by a 13-0 margin with 8:34 remaining in the first quarter.

Center started their second drive off at their own 17 yard line but a bad snap backed them up to their three yard line. On second –down- and- 26 –yards-to-go, Marques Hall took a short pass from Center quarterback Jayden Hicks and raced 97 yards for Center’s only touchdown of the game. Alexis Lopez kicked the extra point for CHS and the Roughriders had cut the Lion’s lead to 13-7 with 7:53 left in the opening period of play.

Axel Ramirez kicked a 43-yard field goal at the beginning of the second quarter which gave Henderson a 16-7 advantage. Jones scored his second touchdown with 8 minutes remaining in the first half. This gave HHS a 23-7 lead which held up for the remainder of the first half.

Henderson was able to score additional touchdowns in each the third and fourth quarters and they were able to make the stops defensively to keep Center from gaining ground.

Next Friday, September 28, 2018, will see Center travel to Grace Community at Tyler for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff against the Cougars. Grace Community is 3-1 and they defeated Wills Point on Friday by a 42-34 score.

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September 18, 2018 - The Roughrider Cross Country team competed in the East Texas Invitational on September 15. The Varsity boys placed first as a team. Seven of the boys placed in the top 15, and Jacob Garcia finished 1st. Varsity girls placed 6th. JV boys placed 1st, CMS boys placed 3rd, and CMS girls had two medalists. 

Varsity boys (competing against 56 runners): Jacob Garcia (1st overall), Jesus Gonzalez, Alex Huerta, Jonathan Bustos, Edwin Morin, Adrian Huerta and Eliseo Delacruz. All seven placed in the top 15 runners.

Varsity girls (competing against 69 runners): Jessica Alvaredo (5th overall).

JV boys (competing against 56 runners): Ben Garcia (1st overall), Jesus Bustos, Jacobo Rafael, Leo Alvaredo, Osvaldo Guevara, Tyler Allen and John Hernandez. All seven placed in the top 17 runners.

CMS girls (competing against 51 runners) who placed: 7th graders Jasmine Olivares ( 3rd overall) and Yuliana Garcia (7th overall). 

CMS boys (competing against 81 runners) who placed: Gonzalez (3rd overall), Caleb Garcia (6th overall), Jose Valdez,Omar Aviles and Peyton Montes. 

Photo credit: student photographer Olivia Johnson

September 17, 2018 - The sports schedule for this week through September 22nd.

Monday, September 17th
7th/8th - Timpson hosts San Augustine, 4:30pm

Tuesday, September 18th
9/JV/V - Center hosts Huntington, 4:30pm
JV/V - Shelbyville hosts Garrison, 4:30pm
JVG/JV/V - Timpson at Union Grove, 4:30pm

Friday, September 21st
Var - Shelbyville at Timpson, 4:30pm

Tuesday, September 18th
Var - Center hosts Kilgore, 4pm

Thursday, September 20th
JV - Center at Kilgore, 4pm

Thursday, September 20th
7th - Center hosts Henderson, 4:30/5:30
8th - Center hosts Henderson, 6:45/7:45
9th - Center at Henderson, 5pm
JV - Center at Henderson, 7pm
7th/8th - Joaquin at Corrigan-Camden, 5pm
JV - Shelbyville at Bullard Brook Hill, 6pm

Friday, September 21st
Center hosts Henderson, 7:30pm *Homecoming
Joaquin hosts Corrigan-Camden, 7:30pm *Homecoming
Shelbyville vs First Baptist Academy at Tyler-All Saints, 7:00pm
Tenaha hosts San Augustine, 7:30pm
Timpson hosts West Sabine, 7:30pm *Homecoming

Cross Country
Wednesday, September 19th
Joaquin at West Sabine Invitational, 1:30pm

Thursday, September 20th
HS - Center at Hudson Invitational
Tenaha at Hudson Invitational at Hudson HS, 2pm