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Nacogdoches Golden Dragon Stadium, Thursday, December 6, 2018 –

The Tenaha Tigers Varsity Football Team was eliminated during the Class 2A Division I Regional Final/ State Quarterfinal round of the UIL playoffs with a 43-17 loss to the San Augustine Wolves. The game took place at Nacogdoches High School, a neutral site for the two teams. Tenahas’ season is now complete after they posted a 10-4 record for 2018. San Augustine moves on with a 13-2 standing thus far in the season.

The San Augustine Wolves opened up the game with a 6-play scoring drive which was capped with a 34-yard scoring run by sophomore running back Kevorion Barnes with 9:37 minutes left in the first quarter. The Wolves added an extra point kick to go ahead 7-0.

A bad snap on a punting attempt set Tenaha up in good field position, just inside San Augustine’s 10-yard line with 10 minutes left in the first half of play. Tenaha senior running back Jay Lloyd made good on a first down carry and bolted into the endzone for a 9-yard score with 6:07 left in the second quarter. A Christian Castillo extra point kick tied the game at 7-7.

Senior Tiger defensive back JaQualin Franks intercepted a Wolve’s pass at midfield with 5:40 left in the first half to give THS possession of the football. The Tigers mounted a 8-play drive which covered 51 yards and was capped with Lloyd’s second touchdown run with 2:03 left in the half. Castillo’s extra point gave Tenaha a 14-7 advantage.

Barnes wasted no time answering as he bolted 54 yards for a San Augustine score on first down with 1:54 left in the second period. San Augustine’s extra point kick attempt was no good and Tenaha held a narrow 14-13 lead at the halftime intermission.

Castillo gave Tenaha a 17-13 lead with 8:26 left in the third stanza when he added a 29-yard field goal. Moments later Castillo came up big again for the Tigers when the senior kicker made a huge tackle on the kickoff return which prevented a sure Wolves touchdown.

Franks recovered a Wolves fumble on the next San Augustine drive and Tenaha took possession on their own 36-yard line. The San Augustine defense stiffened and forced THS to turn the ball over on downs with 6 minutes left in the third frame.

Barnes wasted no time as he extended the Wolve’s lead to 21-17 with his third touchdown from 41 yards out. Teammate Tijay Thomas added a 98-yard score with 2:04 left in the third quarter to put the Wolves up 27-17.

Thomas added his second touchdown with just under six minutes left in the contest. DeMarquise Barnes added a 2-point conversion run and San Augustine took a 35-7 lead.

Barnes scored the final touchdown of the game, from 63-yards out. Thomas added a 2-point conversion which gave San Augustine the final 43-17 margin of victory.

Tenaha rushed the football 38 times for 242 yards. Tenaha passed 26 times, completing 14 passes for 137 yards. The Tigers were picked off twice and lost 1 fumble.

San Augustine went 0 for 3 passing attempts. They rushed 26 times for 404 yards. They lost 1 fumble and were intercepted once.

Tenaha gained 18 first downs, San Augustine gained nine. The Tigers were penalized 4 times for 30 yards. The Wolves were given 6 penalties for 45 yards.

December 4, 2018 - The Tenaha Tiger's Quarterfinal match up originally set for this Friday HAS BEEN CHANGED!  The Tigers will take on the San Augustine Wolves this Thursday, December 6th at 7pm at Nacogdoches High School. The Tigers will be the Visitors.

Tickets will be sold at the gate; Adults $7.00 and Students $5.00.  There will be a Pep Rally Thursday in the SEC at 2:30pm.

Come out and support the Tigers!

December 4, 2018 - The Center Roughriders JV girls basketball game will start at 4pm tonight, December 4th vs Mt. Pleasant. (Not at 5pm)

December 4, 2018 - The Dragons will play tonight, December 4 at 6pm in Martin Mills. Varsity boys only.

Hallsville Bobcats Stadium, December 1, 2018 –

The Tenaha Tigers will once again play for a regional championship after defeating the Carlisle Indians Varsity Football team by a 35-14 score. The game on Saturday was the Area Round of the UIL Class 2A Division 1 playoffs.

Tenahas’ Jay Lloyd rushed for 220 yards during the contest and scored three touchdowns. Tenaha ended the Indian’s previously unbeaten season after Carlisle had posted a 12-0 season mark until Saturday’s loss.

Tenaha (10-3) was last season’s Division II state runner-up and they finished third in District 11 2A this season. Trailing Garrison by 2 conference wins and second seed Joaquin who had two conference loses as well but won head-to-head in their matchup with the Tigers. Tenaha has reached the state quarterfinals for the eighth consecutive year.

The Carlisle Indians had arguably their best seasons in program history, but it came to an end at Bobcat Stadium in Hallsville with the loss.

The Tigers will now face the San Augustine Wolves on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Golden Dragons Stadium at Nacogdoches High School’s Dragons Stadium. The Wolves are 12-2 and defeated the Garrison Bulldogs 29-27 in their Area Playoff to reach the regional final game.

The Tenaha Tigers coaching staff, led by Head Football Coach Craig Jenkins, have prepared the team to reach this level again despite the Tigers moving up from Division 2 to the bigger Division 1 classification.

November 28, 2018 - Tenaha Tigers versus Carlisle in Hallsville 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 01, 2018 due to weather related issues.

November 28, 2018 - The Shelbyville girl's basketball game scheduled for November 30 versus Newton has been cancelled.

Carthage Bulldogs Stadium, November 23, 2018 –

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The Carlisle Indian’s Gerald Turner ran for five touchdowns and threw for another, Indian’s teammate Louie Garza returned a fumble for a score and Carlisle eliminated the Joaquin Rams by a 47-33 score on Friday in a Class 2A Division I Region III area playoff game.

Turner finished with 208 yards rushing on 16 carries and also completed 9 of 12 passes for 224 yards and a score. Jay Price hauled in six of the passes for 205 yards and a touchdown.

Turner got the Indians (12-0) going with an 11-yard touchdown run just two minutes into the game, but Joaquin's Hunter Gates answered with a 9-yard score with 6:28 remaining to tie the game at 7-7.

That would be the first of 42 combined points between Turner and Gates in the opening quarter.

Turner had touchdown runs of seven, six and one yards to go with his 11-yard score, and Gates countered with a 70-yard scoring run to go with an 88-yard kickoff return.

Carlisle led 28-21 at the end of the first quarter.

Trenton Ramsey completed a 15-yard scoring pass to Lorenzo Lane was the game's only second quarter points and brought the Rams to within 27-28 at the midway break.

Joaquin gained their first lead in the third quarter when Ramsey connected with Connor Bragg on a 17-yard touchdown pass with 9:13 remaining in the frame.

However, it took one play and 12 seconds for Turner to answer when he dashed 77 yards to paydirt as he put Carlisle back up 34-33. The try for a two-point conversion was batted away.

Joaquin launched an offensive drive and drove the football inside the Carlisle 37-yard line on the Ram’s next drive. The Ram’s later fumbled and it was returned by Garza 68 yards for an Indian’s touchdown which gave Carlisle an eight-point lead with 6:04 remaining in the third quarter.

Turner found Price on a 58-yard Carlisle score with 9:32 in the contest for the final points of the contest.

Joaquin finished with 345 yards rushing on 49 carries. Gates led the way with 147 yards, and Bragg added 133. Bragg also caught two passes for 64 yards. Joaquin finishes the season with a 9-3 mark.

It was a big offensive night all around, with a combined 920 yards

Carlisle advances to face Tenaha in next week's regional semifinals at Hallsville Bobcats Stadium on Friday, November 30, 2018, at 7 p.m.

Joaquin finishes the season with a 9-3 mark.

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November 17, 2018, Woodville Eagles Stadium –

On Friday, the Center Roughrider’s Varsity Football team fell to the Liberty Panthers by a 55-38 margin during a UIL Class 4A Bi-District Playoff elimination game. Center came in as the District 9 second place representative with a 6-4 overall record. Liberty was the third place representative of District 10 and they had a 6-4 mark overall and a 2-2 league standing.

Liberty scored first when Jeremiah Guillory found the endzone on a 3-yard touchdown run with 8:16 left in the first quarter. Giovanni Lopez added an extra point kick to give the Panthers a 7-0 lead.

Center pulled to within one point when quarterback Jayden Hicks hit Zac Smith on a 19-yard touchdown pass which pulled the ‘Riders to within 6-7. An extra point attempt failed and CHS trailed by a single point.

Early in the second quarter, JJ Slack scored on a 3-yard touchdown run which gave Liberty a 14-6 advantage with 9:21 left in the first half.

Hicks scored on a 22-yard keeper run which pulled Center to within 12-14 with 8:12 left in the half. A 2-point conversion run, which would have tied the game, failed.

Guillory scored his second touchdown, on a 37-yard scoring run, just four plays later to give Liberty a 21-12 lead with 5:11 left in the second period.

Disaster struck again when Center fumbled away their next possession and Panther Jordan Leday rumbled 41 yards for a score just 30 seconds later. Liberty took a 28-12 lead with 4:34 left in the second stanza.

Hicks returned the ensuing kickoff 70 yards for a Roughriders touchdown with 4:17 left in the first half. An extra point conversion attempt failed and CHS trailed Liberty 18-28.

Guillory and Slack each added touchdowns before the end of the first half and the Panthers took a 42-18 lead into the midway intermission at halftime.

Center was able to outscore Liberty 20-13 in the second half but it was a case of too-little-too-late. Liberty held on for the 55-38 win. Liberty advances to play Giddings in the Area round of the UIL Playoffs next week.

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