September 29, 2023 - Week 6 of Shelby County Varsity Football Scores.

Friday, September 29, 2023
Center 59 - Rusk 41, starting 4th qtr
Joaquin 20 - Garrison 49, Final Score
Timpson 72 - San Augustine 6, Final score

September 29, 2023 - Timpson's Homecoming 2023 will be against San Augustine on Friday, September 29, 2023. The homecoming parade sponsored by the Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce begins at 2pm with line up at the softball fields at 1pm. Pep Rally to follow on the downtown square.

Pre-game ceremonies begin at 6:30pm at John Herbert Eakin Stadium.

September 28, 2023 - Center Junior Varsity and Freshman football teams travel to Rusk today, September 28. All tickets will be sold online. Use the following link to purchase tickets -

Tickets for the homecoming game tomorrow, September 29 will be sold at the gate.

September 26, 2023 - Shelbyville Middle School football vs. Henderson will be Thursday, September 28, 2023, at 5pm in Henderson at Lions Stadium.

All tickets must be purchased by clicking this link

Students must have school ID or an adult family member present with with them to enter the gate.

September 26, 2023 - The Shelbyville Junior High football teams will travel to Henderson on Thursday, September 28th. The 7th grade game will start at 5pm with the 8th grade game to follow. Go Dragons!

Week five saw three of Shelby County’s five varsity football teams win their games and two lost.

The Center Roughriders beat Canton on the road by a 57-34 score. The win gave Center their first District 8 4A-2 win. They are 1-0 in the conference and 4-1 overall. For the Roughriders 2023 Homecoming on Friday, September 29, 2023 they will host the Rusk Eagles (3-1). Rusk won at home against Alvarado 33-30.

The Joaquin Rams fell to county rivals, the Shelbyville Dragons in both team’s first District 11 2A-1 matchup, at Dragons Stadium by a 48-14 score. Joaquin is now 0-4. They will host the 5-0 Garrison Bulldogs on Friday, September 29 at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs beat the visiting West Sabine Tigers by a 64-0 score. Shelbyville is 3-1 they will have a bye this week and will play Garrison on October 6.

The Tenaha Tigers lost at Dekalb High by a 64-28 score. The Tigers are now 3-2 for the season. They will have a bye this week to begin District 10-2A-2 play. On October 6 they will kickoff at Price Carlisle  Indians Stadium to begin conference action.

The Timpson Bears are 5-0. They won 53-0 at Grapeland to open District 11 2A-1 play.  They will enjoy Timpson’s 2023 Homecoming at Bears Stadium against San Augustine on Friday, September 29. Action kicks off at 7 p.m. to begin Distric 11 2A-1 competition. San Augustine is 2-2 and lost at Anahuac by a 46-26 score intheirr final  non-conference game.

Shelbyville Dragons Stadium on Friday, September 22, 2023 –

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The Shelbyville Dragons varsity football team started District 11 2A-1 conference play with a 48-14 home win over the Joaquin Rams on Friday. The win puts Shelbyville’s season mark at 3-1 and Joaquin falls to 0-4.

The Rams won the coin toss but opted to kick the ball to the Dragons to begin the game. Dylan Parker returned the Ram’s kickoff to five yards past midfield at the Joaquin 45-yard line. Six plays later Dragons quarterback DJ Barnes found Parker for a 6-yard touchdown reception. Parker kicked the extra point through the uprights to give SHS a 7-0 point advantage at the 9 minute mark of the first quarter.

An excellent Tate Bass kick return set Joaquin up at the Joaquin 45-yardline to start their first drive. The Rams went 55-yards in nine plays and capped the drive with an 18-yard Elijah Hardison touchdown run. The extra point conversion attempt failed and JHS trailed 7-6 with 4:02 left in the first period.

Three minutes later Barnes found Parker for another touchdown reception, a 28-yarder and gave the Dragons a 14-6 advantage with 1:13 left in the first frame. Joaquin answered with a long drive of their own but a one-handed-diving interception by Dylan Parker gave the Dragons possession of the football early in the second quarter of play. This possession eventually led to a 27-yard touchdown reception from Barnes to Parker which gave SHS a 21-6 advantage with 6:48 left in the second stanza. Barnes added a 21-yard keeper run for a score later in the second frame to help give the Dragons a 28-6 lead at the midway break.

With 9:15 left in the third quarter Tate Bass scored on a 9-yard touchdown run, and also a 2-point conversion run, to cut the Dragon’s lead to 28-14.

Shelbyville would gain the final score of the third frame when Barnes scored on a keeper run with 4:31 remaining. The Dragons led 34-14 going into the final period.

The fourth quarter saw SHS extend their lead to 41-14 after another Barnes keeper for a score and a Parker extra point kick with 9:36 remaining. The Rams next possession ended with them turning the ball over on downs with 4:40 remaining. Barnes added a 48-yard touchdown for the final score of the contest with 3:19 left to extend the Dragons lead to 48-14.

The Rams will next host the Garrison Bulldogs. The game will kick off at Rams Stadium on Friday, September 29, 2023 at 7 p.m. Garrison is 1-0 in District 11 after a 64-0 home win over the West Sabine Tigers which boosted the Bulldogs season record to 5-0.

The Dragons will enjoy a bye week and will face the Garrison Bulldogs at Garrison on Friday, October 6 at 7 p.m.

September 22, 2023 - Week 5 of Shelby County Varsity Football Scores.

Friday, September 22, 2023
Center 57 - Canton 34, Final Score
Joaquin 14 - Shelbyville 48, Final Score
Tenaha 28 - DeKalb 64, Final Score
Timpson 53 - Grapeland 0, Final Score

September 21, 2023 - Texas Parks and Wildlife fishing reports are updated each week, usually by Thursday morning. The reports are compiled by an outside contractor who receives the information from bait shops, marinas and fishing guides. Only the local lakes are listed below. If you would like to see the fishing report for other Texas lakes, click the following link

Toledo Bend

FAIR. Water clear; 90 degrees; 3.81 feet below pool. Weather is finally cooling and there is rain in the forecast so this will improve the bite. Bass fishing has picked up some with a few more bass schooling on top. Best baits for this are chrome topwater and chrome lipless baits. A few fish are showing up in the creeks on light Texas rigs, squarebill crankbaits, and 1.5 or 2.5 size crankbaits. Report by Stephen Johnston, Johnston Fishing.

Sam Rayburn

GOOD. Water slightly stained; 81 degrees; 4.69 feet below pool. The lake should turn over as the water temperature reaches the mid 70s. Bass are good in the lily pads with frogs, along the edges of the pads with senkos and wacky worms, in the drains and points with Texas rigs and crankbaits. Crappie and a few bluegill are stacking up on brush in 16-22 feet of water biting on minnows or jigs. Catfish are good around brush piles and creek channels points in 12-24 feet of water. White bass are good schooling on the flats and points on jigs and crankbaits. The lake level is low so navigate with caution watching for obstacles. Report by Captain Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.


FAIR. Water lightly stained; 83 degrees; 2.00 feet below pool. The bass bite has tightened up a bit which is somewhat typical for September. As the water temperatures begin to cool fish will start to transition into the fall pattern. Topwaters are getting bit very early in 3-8 feet of water. Fish continue to be in the 8-12 foot zone, so use bottom contact baits or square bill crankbaits. Crappie population is good. Catfish are slow. Report by Eric Wolfe, NacoTack Fishing Services.


FAIR. Water clear; 84-88 degrees; 2.92 feet below pool. Largemouth bass are good, and the bite should only improve as we enter into fall fishing patterns. Late September and October is a great time to be on the water. Crappie are good with brush piles holding good numbers of crappie and bream. Report by Blake Oestreich, Brushbuster Guide Service.

Two of Shelby County’s Five varsity football teams were off on bye week last Friday. Two of the three county teams that played won their games.

The Center Roughriders improved their overall record to 3-1 with a 28-21 come from behind win over the visiting Daingerfield Tigers. This Friday, September 22, 2023 at 7:30p.m., the Roughriders will head to Canton Eagles Stadium to begin District 8 4A-2 conference play. The Eagles won 30-9 at Mabank last Friday and their season record is 2-2.

The Joaquin Rams and Shelbyville Dragons each enjoyed a bye week last Friday. The Rams are 0-3 this season. They will head to the Shelbyville Dragons Stadium on Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff with the 2-1 Dragons. This will begin District 11 2A-1 play for these two county rival teams.

The Tenaha Tigers are 3-1 after they suffered their first loss last Friday in a 36-35 heartbreaker at Arp High School. The Tigers will host the Dekalb Bears who lost at Harmony 39-22. The Bears season record is 1-2. This will be a non-conference game. Kickoff at Raymond Jackson Tigers Stadium is 7 p.m.

The Timpson Bears won at Waskom last Friday by a 63-12 score. The win gives THS a 4-0 season mark. They will travel to Grapeland Sandies Stadium on Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Grapeland is 1-3 and lost at Groveton 23-8 last Friday.