Joaquin and Timpson each advanced to the Region III Playoff Round of the Texas UIL Football Playoffs last Friday. Timpson advanced but Joaquin was eliminated.

The Joaquin Rams ended their 2022 season at 10-3 overall this season. They fell to the Cooper Bulldogs (13-0) at Tyler Rose Stadium by a 33-11 score.

The Timpson Bears are 13-0 overall. They defeated the Centerville Tigers at Jacksonville’s Tomato Bowl Stadium by a 41-14 score. They will now advance to face the Cooper Bulldogs (13-0) in the Texas UIL State Class 2A Division I Quarterfinals at Lindale Eagles Stadium on Friday, December 2, 2022. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.

Friday, November 25, 2022 at Jacksonville’s Tomato Bowl Stadium –

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The Timpson Bears varsity football team won a 41-14 Region III playoff elimination game over the Centerville Tigers (10-3) on Friday. The game gives the Bears a 13-0 season mark and advances them to the Region III State Quarterfinals where they will face the Cooper Bulldogs (13-0). Cooper advanced by defeating the Joaquin Rams (9-3) by a 33-11 score last Friday.

Centerville’s Tiger offense had early success moving the football but their first drive stalled when senior defensive lineman LT Washington recovered a Centerville fumble on the Bears 7-yardline to give THS possession with 6 minutes left in the first quarter. The Bears capitalized by driving the ball 93 yards in 9 plays. Junior quarterback terry Bussey capped the drive with a 58-yard run to the endzone to finish the drive. Junior Tyler Lane kicked the extra point to give Timpson a 7-0 lead with 9 seconds left in the first stanza.

The Tigers were forced to punt the ball away early in the second frame when their drive stalled. The Bears drove 70 yards and Bussey capped the drive with his second touchdown run with 4:51 remaining in the second quarter. Another Lane extra point kick put THS up 14-0.

Centerville answered with a 70-yard drive capped by a 3-yard run by senior Paxton Hancock. An extra point by sophomore Gabe Landis cut the THS lead to 14-7 with 1:14 left in the first half.

On Timpson’s next possession Bussey found junior receiver Vosky Howard for a pass reception which saw him bolt, spin, and twist his way to the endzone while carrying would-be tacklers in tow. With just 32 seconds remaining Lane added another extra point kick for the first half’s final score. The Bears held a 21-7 advantage at the midway break.

A 50-yard completion for a score, from Bussey to Howard with 10:08 left in the third period, gave Timpson a 27-7 lead after a failed extra point attempt.

A Tiger’s 4-yard rushing score from junior Zantayl Holley cut the Bear’s lead to 27-14 with 5:22 left in the third frame.

The Tigers attempted an onside kick but this gave the Bears excellent field position at midfield. Bussey capped a 9-play scoring drive with a 10-yard quarterback keeper run for the next score. Another Lane extra point kick gave the Bears a 34-14 lead with just 56 seconds left in the third quarter of play.

Centerville’s final drive of the third stanza resulted in a miscue as Howard recovered a Tiger’s fumble to give Timpson possession at the CHS 36-yardline at the end of the period.

The fourth quarter saw Bussey cap a 4-play 69-yard drive with a 23-yard scoring run. A successful extra point with 10:27 remaining in the contest would prove to be the game’s final score. Timpson held a 41-14 lead throughout the remainder of the contest. An interception near midfield by junior Bears linebacker Cam Bennett helped THS to keep possession and keep the playclock ticking. The Bear’s defense was able to hold Centerville’s next drive in-check to help in the win. The Bear’s offense was content to simply run out the clock on their final possession.

The Timpson Bears and Cooper Bulldogs will face off on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 7 p.m. at Lindale Eagles Stadium.

November 25, 2022 - Shelby County Varsity Football scores are below for playoffs week 3 - Region III Semifinals.

Friday, November 25
Joaquin 11 - Cooper 33, Final Score
Timpson 41 - Centerville 14, Final Score

November 21, 2022 - Joaquin Rams will face the Cooper Bulldogs on Friday, November 25th at 7:00 pm for the regional semifinal championship. This contest will be played at Tyler Rose Stadium. Tickets will be sold online only at the following link: Joaquin is the home team. Admission: $6.00 across the board. Passes accepted: District, THSCA, and Senior Citizen.

Center, Joaquin, and Timpson each advanced on to the Area Round of the Texas UIL Football Playoffs where Joaquin and Timpson advanced again but Center was eliminated.

The Roughriders posted an 8-4 overall record they faced the Aubrey Chaparrals at Tyler but fell just short in a 4-overtime thriller by a 43-41 score.

The Joaquin Rams are now 10-2 overall this season. They defeated Beckville 35-14 on Friday at Stephen F Austin. They will next face the Cooper Bulldogs (12-0) in a Region III Semifinal. Cooper beat Corrigan-Camden by a 40-14 score. The game will be at Tyler Rose Stadium on Friday, November 25 at 7 p.m.

The #1 Timpson Bears are 12-0 overall after beating Frankston 49-7. The Bears will face the Centerville Tigers at Jacksonville’s Tomato Bowl Stadium on Friday, November 25 at 7 p.m. Centerville beat Honey Grove 54-13 to advance to the Region III Semifinal.

Stephen F. Austin’s Homer Bryce Stadium on Friday, November 18, 2022 –

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The Joaquin Rams (10-2) have beaten the Beckville Bearcats (11-1) by a 35-14 score to earn the right to advance to the regional semifinal round of the 2022 Texas UIL Football Playoffs. Joaquin will next face the Cooper Bulldogs (12-0). Cooper advanced by defeating Corrigan-Camden 40-14 on Friday. Joaquin and Cooper will face off nerxt Friday, November 25, 2022 at Tyler Rose Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

On Joaquin’s second possession Ram Andre Brown broke free for a 57-yard touchdown run with 2:47 minutes left in the first quarter. An extra point kick gave JHS a 7-0 advantage.

Bearcat Jkoby Williams broke free for a 55-yard touchdown seconds later and an extra point kick by Adian Brantley tied the game at 7-7 with 1:16 left in the opening period.

Maddox Hutchins recovered a Bearcats fumble near midfield to give Joaquin possession with 10:32 left in the second stanza. On Joaquin’s ensuing drive Keaton Hodge picked off a Rams pass to regain possession for the Bearcats at the 7:33 minute mark.

The Bearcats used seven plays to move the ball to the Joaquin 4-yardline, however disaster struck for the Bearcats, when Calan Castles threw the ball to Ram Andre Brown. He intercepted the pass and returned it 95 yards for a score as the halftime buzzer sounded. Joaquin took a 14-7 lead into the lockerroom at the midway intermission.

Brown scored again later on a 19-yard touchdown run with 11:15 left in the third quarter to help JHS take a 21-7 lead.

Beckville answered with a scoring drive of their own which saw Calan Castles hit Jkoby Williams for a 70-yard touchdown with 7:36 left in the third frame. This cut Joaquin’s lead to 21-14.

There was no lack of fireworks in the fourth frame. Gauge Jordan scored on a 40-yard touchdown run which helped put JHS up 28-14 with 3:49 left in the final quarter. Moments later Cole Bragg intercepted a Bearcats pass near midfield. Then with just 2:14 Jordan intercepted a Bearcats pass and returned it for a 33-yard touchdown which gave JHS a 35-14 advantage. Jordan later recovered a BHS fumble which proved to be the final nail in the Bearcats hopes of avoiding the elimination loss.  

November 18, 2022 - Playoffs week 2 of Shelby County Varsity Football Scores.

Saturday, November 19
Center 41 - Aubrey 43, Final Score
Friday, November 18
Rams 35 - Beckville 14, Final Score
Timpson 49 - Frankston 7, Final Score

November 17, 2022 - All ticket sales for the Center versus Aubrey playoff game on Saturday, November 19 will be sold online only. There will be NO ticket sales at the gate.

Please use the following link to purchase the tickets -

Tyler ISD will have people assisting with online ticket sales but there will be NO CASH SALES. Center will be the visitor's side.

Also, please note there is an all clear bag policy at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium, 609 Fair Park Dr, Tyler, TX 75702. To read the policy, visit the following link -

November 23, 2022 - 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

GOOD. Water stained; 61 degrees; 4.50 feet low. The water level is 167.5 with no generators running. Water temperature at the Dam is 61 degrees. The back feeder creeks are stained and muddy, and the main lake remains clear. Wind and cold drizzle came in this week with fluctuating Fall temperatures. Chatterbaits are still producing in 3/8 to 3/4 ounce white, chartreuse, watermelon pepper, and red/black skirts. To cover a lot of water, use a squarebill crankbait or a flat side crankbait and smaller rattletraps out to eight feet in shad and perch imitation colors and the Rayburn red traps are still working. For deeper Bass, cast a Carolina rig with a worm or lizard. Jigging spoons are still producing quality bass on 1/2 to 3/4 ounce in silver with a white or yellow accent tail feather or a deep diving crank bait in citrus shad and Tennessee shad colors. The jig and pig bite has been strong. Cast your jig to long tapering points that drop off into deep water, the best colors are black and blue, PB&J football jigs 3/8 - 3/4 ounce with a 3-inch matching color craw trailer, and a green pumpkin jig with a chunk style trailer. Crappie bite is still good in 12-20 feet on the edge of the river channels using 1/16- and 3/32-ounce Wager Baits, #46 Bluegrass, #3 Monkey Milk, #09 Electric Chicken, #10 Black and Chartreuse and small minnows depending on the cloud cover and cooling night temperatures. Now that the lake is at a Winter drawdown, it's prime time to go out scouting for new areas for Springtime fishing. Look for areas like feeder creeks, ditches, man-made structures, creek bends and undercuts, etc. Reminder: Keep and extra set of clothes in a dry bag stowed away on your vessel just in case you get caught in the rain, heavy winds, etc. Hypothermia happens quickly. Good luck and tight lines! Report from Master Captain Steve (Scooby) Stubbe, Mudfish Adventures LLC, Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide, and Mudfish Custom Rod Shop

Sam Rayburn

FAIR. Water stained; 58 degrees; 6.34 feet low. Bass are slow on the outside of grass line in the morning rattletraps and crankbaits, try a worm. Cover lots of water throwing red craw imitation lures, such as Rayburn red. The bite improves moving to the surface of the grass when the sun is out. Crappie are slow around the stumps up the creek channels bends using minnows in 26 feet of water. Catfish are hanging with crappie cut bait and minnows fished on the bottom. White bass are slow and should be migrating into the river channels. Report by Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.


GOOD. Water clear to stained; 58 degrees. Lake Naconiche is clearing up after the turnover. Recent rains have the lake at full pool. The A-rig and deep diving crankbait has done the most damage lately. Numbers are starting to pickup and the size will get bigger as we transition into the winter pattern. The Crappie population is good. Catfish are slow. Report by Eric Wolfe, NacoTack Fishing Services.


GOOD. Water lightly stained; 55-60 degrees; 4.20 feet low. Fish are feeding more throughout the day due to cooling water temps. Shad are making their way to deeper water. Largemouth bass are good on grass edges and deeper flats adjacent to the creek channel. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on brush and standing timber in 20-25 feet. Use caution when running north of the highline. Lake levels continue to drop and more standing timber is soon to be exposed. Use caution. Report by Blake Oestreich, Brushbuster Guide Service.

November 16, 2022 - The Timpson Bear football team traveled down to Jasper’s Bulldog Stadium this past Thursday to take on the 3-7 Groveton Indians in a 2A Bi-District matchup. The Bears came out fast scoring 32 points in the first quarter while keeping Groveton scoreless. The Bears would go on to score 14 points in the second quarter bringing the halftime tally to 46-0. After the half, many of the Bear’s starters found themselves on the sideline, which allowed some young talent to have much-desired playing time. The third quarter would see Groveton score 3 points off of a field goal, bringing the score to 46-3. The Bears would punch it in again with 2:05 left in the third quarter making it 53-6. The fourth quarter would only see one touchdown by the Bears, bringing the final score to 60-3.

The Bears are the District Champions of District 11 and went into the contest boasting a 10-0 record. Groveton went into the game as the fourth-place team out of District 12 with a 3-7 record.

Timpson will now face the Frankston Indians on Friday, November 18th at Rusk Eagle Stadium. The Bears and Indians are no strangers, having played each other the past two years during the regular season and playoffs. Frankston comes into this week's game as the second-place team in District 10 with a 9-2 overall record.

Kickoff is at 7PM and Timpson will be the home team. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. THSCA, senior citizen, and district passes will be accepted.