September 4, 2018 - Shelbyville Dragon Junior Varsity football game vs Sabine will be at 5:00 pm in Sabine on September 6, 2018. There will be NO Jr High game this week.

September 4, 2018 - Tenaha ISD reports the Junior Varsity game set for September 6, 2018 against Lovelady has been cancelled.

Friday, August 31, 2018. Center Roughriders’ Stadium –

The Center Roughriders’ Varsity Football Team won their first game of the season in a nail-biter which went down to the final tick of the clock. Center led the Tatum Eagles 35-30 with just four seconds remaining in the final period. The Center defensive secondary maintained coverage well enough to force Tatum to attempt a pass which was caught, but could not be pulled down inbounds as time expired.

The Eagles started the game with a 58-yard drive which was capped off with a 5-yard scoring run by senior running back Jachais Jenkins with 10 minutes left in the first period. An extra point kick gave Tatum the first lead at 7-0.

Center answered by going 73 yards in six plays to tie the game after junior wideout  Jakerrion Watson caught a pass from Jayden Hicks for a 51-yard score with 9:01 left in the opening frame.  Junior kicker Alexis Lopez kicked the extra point which tied the game at 7-7.

Tatum scored next with a 14-play, 79-yard drive, which was completed with a 15-yard run by Jenkins with 3:50 left in the first quarter. Their extra point kick was good and the Eagles led 14-7.

Ismael Vasquez kicked a 22-yard field goal for Tatum in the second quarter which gave the Eagles a 17-7 lead with 3:54 left before halftime. The Eagles then attempted an onside kick which was covered by ‘Rider Jamichel Weathered at Center’s 40-yard line and gave Center good field position.

The Roughriders wasted no time and went 60 yards in seven plays before scoring. Hicks hit Chris Jackson for a 6-yard scoring reception with 1:19 left in the second quarter. Lopez tacked on the extra point kick which cut Tatum’s lead to 17-14.

Center took a 21-17 lead into the locker room after Jakerrion Watson pulled down a deflected 53-yard touchdown pass with time expired in the first half.

Tatum found the endzone first in the second half when they capped a 60-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run with 4:30 left in the third stanza. This gave the Eagles a 24-21 advantage.

Center’s Jake Hanson recovered a Tatum fumble late in the third period at Tatum’s 24-yard line. With just 25 seconds left in the third frame, Center regained the lead when Watson caught a 1-handed touchdown pass from Hicks to give CHS a 28-24 advantage.

Center extended their lead to 35-24 with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Hicks with 8:08 left in the contest.

Tatum made the final touchdown, on a 20-yard reception with less than three minutes left in the game. The Eagles attempted a 2-point conversion but it failed. The Eagles trailed 35-30 and the Roughriders defense was able to hold them off.

The ‘Riders rushed the football 20 times for 159 yards. They completed 13 of 18 passing attempts for 249 yards. Center gained 13 first downs. They were penalized three times for 25 yards.

Tatum rushed the football 37 times for 274 yards. They completed 20 passes out of 29 attempts for 187 yards. They gained 23 first downs. They had a fumble and were intercepted twice. The Eagles were penalized seven times for 95 yards.

Center is now 1-0 for the regular season. Head Coach Barry Bowman and his staff will prepare the Roughriders to play the Jefferson Bulldogs, at Jefferson next Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. They will begin District 9 4A-2 play at Tarkington High School on October 12,2018.

August 30, 2018 - The Center Roughrider Cross Country team will compete at the SFA Lumberjack Invitational Cross Country Meet on Saturday, September 1st at the Pecan Acres City Park on Starr Avenue across from the SFA Intramural Field.

Tentative Schedule
8:35am Varsity Boys 5000 meters
9:10am Varsity Girls 3200 meters
9:40am JV Boys 5000 meters
10:45am MS Girls 3200 meters
11:15am MS Boys 3200 meters

*Meet Time Schedule Subject to Change

August 30, 2018 - Octavius Evans, a 2017 Center ISD graduate, is making headlines in Idaho! He is the subject of an article run on the Idaho Statesman when his coach Bryan Harsin speaks highly of him. Click the article below to read and hear what Coach Harsin had to say about Evans.

He’s No. 1 — Boise State receiver gets a new jersey, and it carries plenty of significance

Shelby County is not only proud of Evans' skills but of his character!

Related article: Parks, Evans Sign Letters of Intent

August 29, 2018 - The sports schedule for this week through September 1st.


Thursday, August 30th
JV - Center at Tatum, 7pm
9th - Center at Tatum, 5pm
JV - Shelbyville hosts Beckville, 6pm

Friday, August 31st
Center hosts Tatum, 7:30pm
Joaquin at Deweyville, 7pm
Shelbyville at Beckville, 7:30pm
Tenaha hosts Troup, 7:30pm
Timpson hosts Hemphill, 7:30pm


August 30th - September 1st
Var - Center at White Oak Tourney
7/8th - Timpson at Shelbyville, 4:30pm

Friday, August 31th
JV/Var - Timpson hosts ETCS, 4:30pm

Saturday, September 1st
9th/JV - Center at Nacogdoches Tourney
Timpson at Big Sandy (4 Team Match)

Cross Country
Saturday, September 1st
MS/HS - Center at SFA Invitational

To add additional games to the schedule, email

August 29, 2018 - The Joaquin Rams Football schedule has been revised and there will not be any JV games this football season.

Click here to see the revised schedule.

Wade Lawson, Men's Athletic Director

August 27, 2018 - Ages 4 to 12 are invited to sign up for Center Youth Cheerleading. The cost is $60 and registration will be in the Center Middle School Cafeteria on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 6pm until 7:30pm. For more information, contact Kattie Evans 936-332-0418.

August 27, 2018 - The Varsity tennis team improves to 4-1 record.

The Riders traveled to Whitehouse Friday, August 24 and faced their toughest competition thus far. Center lost 12-7 to the Wildcats, but played a number of close matches that could have gone either way.

Center then played in their first home match Saturday, August 25 vs Jacksonville. The Riders came out on a mission after the Whitehouse loss and dominated most of the matches and pulled out all of the close matches for a 17-2 win.

This makes the Team record 4-1 with their next match to be held in Center vs Spring Hill on Tuesday, September 4.

The JV Team will be in action this Thursday at Home vs Whitehouse at 4:30pm.

Go Riders!!!!

August 27, 2018 - The Joaquin vs. Deweyville high school football game scheduled for Friday, August 31st, in Deweyville will begin at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30 p.m.  

Wade Lawson, JISD Men's Athletic Director