October 14, 2019 - Game statistics for Center Middle School football team games against Tarkington and against Grace Community.

7th Grade Purple Team

Center won with a final score of Center 24 and Tarkington 6.

  • Leading Rusher: Isaiah White, Carson Crawford, and Logan Horton
  • Leading Defenders: Carson Bush, Logan Horton, and the defensive line
  • Leading Receiver: Timothy Johnson

8th Grade Purple Team

Center won with a final score of Center 36 and Tarkington 0.

  • Passing: Brady Davis - 3 touchdowns
  • Leading Rushers: Jackson Parker - 2 touchdowns, Chase Duckett, and Christopher Morales
  • Leading Defenders: The entire defense played great to help win the game
  • Leading Receivers: Emonte Cross - 2 touchdowns and Zaqueo Arcibar
  • Interception: Chase Duckett - touchdown

7th White Team versus Grace Community

  • Leading Rusher: Donte Moore and Mathew Scarber

8th White Team versus Grace Community

  • Leading Rusher: Kaden Dixon
  • Leading Defenders: Kaden Dixon, Mason Mayo, and Colby Lout

Center Roughriders Stadium. Friday, October 11, 2019 –

The Center Roughriders varsity football team claimed their third straight win by defeating the Tarkington Longhorns for homecoming by a 62-42 score. The Roughriders moved their season mark to 4-3. CHS stands at 1-0 in District 9 4A action. They will enjoy a bye week and will next play on Friday, October 25, 2019 when they travel to Shepherd to face the Pirates.

Tarkington intercepted a Center pass early in Friday’s contest and turned it into a score when Blake Parish scored on a run for a touchdown which capped a 54-yard Longhorns drive. Tarkington led 7-0 with 5:59 minutes left in the first quarter.

Center bounced back with a 5-play scoring drive of their own which was finished off with a 49-yard Jakerrion Watson touchdown reception with 3:37 left in the opening stanza. Center’s extra point kick attempt was blocked so the Roughriders trailed 6-7.

Center’s defense recovered a fumble early in the second quarter. Just four plays later Jake Hanson hit Zacc Smith for the Roughriders second touchdown. A good extra point kick by Alexis Lopez gave the ‘Riders a 13-7 advantage with 10:05 left in the first half.

Tarkington went on a long scoring drive which ended with Parish scoring on his second touchdown run of the game with 5:16 left in the second quarter. THS took a 14-13 lead.

Center regained the lead when Smith caught another scoring pass in the corner of the endzone and gave CHS a 20-14 advantage with 3:58 left before halftime.

Watson scored on a 25-yard touchdown reception with less than two minutes left in the second quarter to give the Roughriders a 27-14 lead.

Tarkington answered back with a 25-yard touchdown reception by Christian Howard which cut the Longhorns deficit to 27-21 at halftime.

Red Horace added a pair of rushing touchdowns to the Roughrider’s tally early in the first half. The second score a 9-yard ‘Bullrush’ gave Center a 41-21 lead with 4:50 left in the third stanza.

The Longhorns never gave up and answered back with a 35-yard touchdown strike with 1:47 left in the third quarter to cut Center’s lead to 41:28.

Jakerrion Watson set Center up with good field position on the next drive with a great kickoff return which put the ‘Riders near the redzone close to the Tarkington 25-yard line. Hollis Polk brought down a touchdown pass from Jake Hanson to give Center a 48-28 lead before the third quarter was finished.

THS punted the ball back to Center to start the fourth quarter of play. Center wasted no time by finishing a 2-play scoring drive with a Makel Johnson touchdown reception early in the final quarter. This gave Center a 55-28 lead after another Alexis Lopez extra point kick.

Center fumbled the ball to THS with about 8 minutes left in the game. Tarkington answered and drove the ball 65 yards to the endzone where Alex Armstrong scored on a 20-yard reception which cut the CHS lead to 55-35.

Dekylin Hoyt scored the ‘Rider’s final touchdown with an 18-yard rush into the endzone with 2:23 left in the contest.

Center finished the night with 277 yards on 22 carries rushing. Kemodre “Red” Horace finished the evening leading all rushers with 235 yards on 18 carries. He scored twice. Hanson completed 13 of 17 passing attempts for 287 yards and six touchdowns. He finished the night with a 117.9 passer rating.

October 11, 2019 - Friday Night Football for week 7.

Center 62 - Tarkington 42, Final Score
Joaquin 60 - Linden-Kildare 15, Final Score
Shelbyville 16 - Deweyville 2, Final Score
Timpson 7 - Garrison 0, Final Score

October 11, 2019 - The Battle of the Attoyac Canned Food Drive will be held October 11, 2019 and the winner will be announced at halftime. The food drive is sponsored by Timpson FFA and Garrison FFA. Both invite the community to bring unexpired goods and canned items to the game which starts at 7:30pm. Help your team win and at the same time help those in need!

October 10, 2019 –

Shelby County varsity football now heads to Week 7 will all teams now involved in conference games.

The Center Roughriders evened up their season record at 3-3 last week with a 59-48 road win at Brownsboro High School. This week Center will host Tarkington in their first District 9 4A battle. Tarkington beat Hardin-Jefferson 46-42 at home last week. The Tarkington Longhorns currently have a 3-2 season record. Kickoff will be at Roughriders Stadium on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

The Joaquin Rams started out District 11 2A play two weeks ago with a 45-23 win at home. They enjoyed a bye week last Friday. The Rams are 4-1 overall and will travel to Linden-Kildare. The L-KHS Tigers are 3-4 and they last Friday as Garrison got back in the win column with a 48-14 win at Bulldogs Stadium. The Rams and Tigers will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, at Linden-Kildare Tigers Stadium.

The Shelbyville Dragons will start District 12 2A action with a game at Deweyville High School with the 4-1 Pirates. Shelbyville is 4-1 and was off last week. Two weeks ago the Dragons beat Shepherd by a 14-7 score at home. Kickoff is Friday at 7 p.m. at Pirates Stadium.

The Tenaha Tiger’s District 11 2A mark fell to 1-1 after a 35-28 homecoming loss the Beckville Bearcat. The Tigers are off on a bye week this Friday and they will next play at Harleton High School on October 18. Harleton is 4-2.

The Timpson Bears fell to the Harleton Wildcats 27-7 at Wildcats Stadium last Friday. The Bears are now 2-4 for the season and 0-2 in District 11 2A action. The Bears will host the Garrison Bulldogs on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in a ‘Battle of the Attoyac’ game.


October 9, 2019 - The Tenaha Junior Varsity football team will play Garrison at 6:30 in Garrison on Thursday, October 10th.

October 8, 2019 - The Center Tennis program wrapped up the Fall District Schedule last night with a 18-1 victory over the Hudson Hornets to improve their overall record to 12 wins and 1 loss as a team heading into the playoffs.

Center claims the District 20 title and the playoffs may look like the following for the Bi-District round.

District 20 (Center #1) vs District 19 (Mexia #4??)
District 20 (Hudson #2 ) vs District 19 (#3 Madisonville??)
District 20 (Carthage #3) vs District 19 (#2 Palestine??)

The Bi-District and Area rounds will be played next week.

Center vs Mexia tentatively on October 14 in Jacksonville - 4pm. More details by the end of this week.

Area - October 17th potentially vs Gatesville (District 18#3) at Madisonville.

The full UIL team tennis playoff bracket will be posted October 12 - October 13 on the UIL athletic website.

October 7, 2019 - Due to the weather conditions Thursday, the District Tennis match with Hudson has been rescheduled for Monday, October 7th at home at 4pm.

The playoffs will begin the following week with Bidistrict on Monday, October 14th and Area on Thursday, October 17th.

October 7, 2019 - Game statistics for Center Middle School football team games versus Brownsboro.

7th Grade White Team

Center won with a final score of Center 12 and Brownsboro 6.

  • Leading Rusher: Donte Moore - 1 touchdown; Mathew Scarber - 1 touchdown
  • Leading Defenders: Donte Moore and Colby Hughes
  • Leading Receiver: Charlie Jackson

7th Grade Purple Team

  • Leading Rushers: Carson Crawford, Logan Horton, and Isaiah White - 1 touchdown
  • Leading Defenders: Jakevin Robinson and Isaiah White
  • Leading Receivers: Carson Bush and Timothy Johnson, Jr. - 1 touchdown

8th Grade White Team

  • Leading Rusher: Kaden Dixon - 1 touchdown
  • Leading Defenders: Kaden Dixon, Mason Mayo, and Colby Lout