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 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.
October 25, 2018 - The Shelbyville Dragon Basketball season begins Friday, November 2, 2018 with their first game against Hemphill. Click here to see the full schedule for basketball, boys/girls varsity and junior varsity.
From Chris Watlington:
October 25, 2018 - The CHS Tennis Team is in the playoffs! To this point, they won their district contests, the bi-district, and the area round in shut-outs, winning all the games. Monday at the Regional Quarterfinals, the Team beat Palestine 10 games to 3.
This morning (October 25th) they compete in the Regional Semifinals -- or the Sweet 16 -- in Bryan against Lamar Fulshire, a new school built only last year. Center is ranked #1 in the Region, but Lamar should prove a good test.
To follow the team today, log on to Facebook and find the "Center Roughrider Radio Broadcast Team" page. We will provide a live feed of portions of all the games (as best we can with a phone and an ipad!) Coverage begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning -- check in from the office or on your morning break! If you can't watch it live, the matches are recorded on the Facebook page for later viewing. Hope you can join us!
October 24, 2018 - Dave Campbell's Texas Football School of the Week presented by U.S. Army selected Shelbyville as the 2A school of the week for Week 8.
In the announcement, Shelbyville is described as follows: In a wild back-and-forth affair, the Dragons got six total touchdowns from QB Jaylon Brinson and held of a West Sabine in overtime, 44-42.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, in partnership with the U.S. Army, is proud to honor one school from each public school classification with the Army Values School of the Week award. The schools selected throughout the course of this program have best exemplified the seven Army Values – Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.
October 23, 2018 - The Tenaha Basketball season begins with their first scrimmage against Quitman on Saturday, October 27th. The girls varsity basketball team will travel to Quitman for a 1pm game time. Click to see the full composite schedule which includes boys and girls junior high, junior varsity, and varsity games.
October 23, 2018 - The Center Tennis Team traveled to Henderson yesterday, October 22nd to meet Palestine for the Region 3 Team Tennis Quarterfinals.
The match up would begin with 3 boys doubles and 3 girls doubles match ups in which the Riders would come out ahead 5-1. The mixed doubles match would go on next as well as the Line 1, 2 and 3 singles match ups.
The Riders would lose a hard fought mixed doubles and line 1 girls singles match but would pull the rest of the match ups to win 10 matches to Palestine 3. The remaining match ups did not finish.
The Riders will be back in action for their Region Semifinal vs Lamar Fulshear on Thursday, October 25 at Bryan Rudder HS. The match up is set to begin at 8:30. Go Riders!!!!!
Center Roughriders’ Stadium, Friday, October 19, 2018 –
On Friday, the Joaquin Rams lost a tough fought District 11 Class 2A-1 Varsity football game to the Timpson Bears by a 27-23 score. The game between the two Shelby County schools could very well be a big factor and figure into the conference’s playoff picture. Joaquin is 5-2 overall this season with a 1-2 conference mark. Timpson stands at 3-5 for the season and has a 2-2 league standing.
Joaquin scored first when Ian Shahan scored on an 8-yard touchdown run which capped a 69-yard Joaquin scoring drive with 9 minutes left in the first quarter. Jesus Bravo added an extra point kick to give the Rams a 7-0 lead.
Bears’ quarterback Jon Grogan found Cam Berry for a 12-yard touchdown completion with 3:19 left in the opening period. A Bears extra point kick tied the game at 7-7.
Early in the second quarter Jordan Osby found the endzone on a 13-yard touchdown run which gave Timpson a 14-7 lead with 9:19 left in the second quarter.
Joaquin scored next with a 34-yard Jesus Bravo field goal with 2 minutes remaining in the first half. This cut the Bear’s lead to 14-10.
The Bears had to punt the ball back to the Rams with just 1 minute left before the halftime intermission. Joaquin used only three plays to go 50 yards for the next score. Hunter Gates scored on a 12-yard touchdown run to cap a 50-yard scoring drive with just 38 seconds left in the first half. Joaquin took a narrow 17-14 lead into the locker room at the midway break.
The Bears started the second half with a 10-play 60-yard scoring drive capped by a 10-yard keeper for a touchdown by Jon Grogan with 7:38 left in the third period. The extra point attempt failed and Timpson led 20-17.
Joaquin missed a field goal with 3:28 left in the third stanza and Timpson held the narrow 17-14 lead throughout the rest of the third frame.
Osby scored on a 5-yard touchdown run which capped a 9-play Bears scoring drive with 7:32 left in the contest. Timpson led 27-17 after a successful extra point kick.
Ram Ian Shahan added his second touchdown run for the game’s final score with 5 minutes left in the game. Joaquin trailed Timpson 27-23.
Both teams exchange fumbles on each team’s next possession. Grogan was able to intercept a JHS pass at midfield with 2:03 left in the contest but THS returned the favor just moments later when Joaquin recovered a Bear’s fumble at the Joaquin 48-yard line with just 1:42 left in the game. Joaquin drove the ball down to the Bear’s 6-yard line but the Bears where able to break up a Ram’s pass attempt on the final play of the game.
Bears Head Football Coach Kerry Therwhanger said after the game, “Our team deserves this win. They stayed in this game and battled hard to win for our school. They fought their tails off and they deserve this win. We fought back hard after the turnovers and our defense bowed their necks and played tough to keep us in the game. We will enjoy the win over the weekend and work hard starting Monday to prepare for next week’s game.”
Timpson will travel to Linden-Kildare next Friday, October 26, 2018. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m.
Joaquin will host Beckville next Friday, at 7:30 p.m.
October 19, 2018 - The Center Tennis Team are Area Champions after a clean sweep 19-0 over Gatesville last night in Madisonville.
The Riders will now face Palestine in the Region Quarterfinals on Monday, October 22 in Henderson. The match is set to begin by 4pm.