Tenaha High School, August 15, 2019 –

Coach Robert Tamplin has taken over duties at Tenaha High School as the Tigers head football coach. He has been an assistant coach at the school for four seasons. He came from Price Carlisle where he coached for six years.

Before coaching Tamplin played football at Price Carlise High School for coach Rock Baker. Afterwards he studied and played football at East Texas Baptist University, and Texas College, where he played baseball as well before graduating.

Tamplin is married and raising three sons. Two of his sons will be taking the field as players on this year’s Tigers football squad.

The Tigers take the field tomorrow (August 16, 2019) at 5 p.m. at Shelbyville High School for the team’s first scrimmage of the season.

Tamplin said, “We are trying to get the team’s chemistry off to a good start. One of our challenges will be getting momentum and dealing with adversity. That’s what football is. We are not a big team and we will need to use our team speed and hard work to make up for any disadvantages in size. My biggest surprise thus far is that things are running smoothly at this point in the pre-season.”

Tamplin is joined this season by assistant coaches, Kevin Cates, Todd Bodden, Luke Balkcom, Daniel Ball, Andre Jones, and Marlon Garrett. The school’s Athletic Director is Greg Jenkins.

August 12, 2019 - The Joaquin Rams football scrimmage on Friday, August 16th at Elysian Fields will start with the Junior Varsity at 7:00 PM.   

Wade Lawson, Men's Athletic Director

August 12, 2019 (Click here for schedules- The Shelbyville Dragon football season schedule has been released and the Varsity team will host Tenaha with their first scrimmage on August 16th. The Junior Varsity team will also host Tenaha at home the next day, August 17th, in a scrimmage game. Junior High games start September 5th against Sabine.

August 12, 2019 - Shelby County Youth Football and Soccer will hold Sign-Ups for the 2019 fall season at the Center Middle School Cafeteria on the following dates:

Tuesday, August 20th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday, August 22nd from 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday, August 23rd from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Cost is $65 per child Soccer (Ages 4-14)
Cost is $75 per child Flag (Ages 4 – 7)
Cost is $100 per child Tackle (Ages 8-12)
(Includes Jersey, Flags, Pad and Helmet, insurance, and all fees)

Each child must present an A Copy of their Birth Certificate. A Medical Form must be signed by their parent or guardian at Sign-Ups. Anyone interested in Coaching or Volunteering, please notify a Board Member at Sign-Ups.

See You There! Questions? Shelby County Youth Football and Soccer - Call Jason 936-590-7196

Shelby County Youth Football and Soccer Fechas de Inscripción

Shelby County Youth Football y Soccer llevara a cabo las inscripciones para la temporada de primavera en la cafetería de la Center Middle School en las siguientes fechas:

Martes, 20 de agosto de 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Jueves, 22 de agosto de 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Viernes, 23 de agosto de 5:00pm - 7:00pm

El costo es de $65.00 cada niño(a) Soccer (Edades 4-14)
El costo es de $75.00 cada niño(a) Bandera (Edades 4 – 7)
El costo es de $100.00 cada niño(a) Tackle (Edades 8-12)
(Incluye jersey, banderas, cojines y casco, seguranza y todos los gastos de inscripción)

Cada niño debe de presentar el certificado de nacimiento o una copia Notariada. Una Forma Medica deberá ser firmada por los padres o guardianes cuando se inscriban. Cualquier persona que esté interesada en Entrenar o colaborar como voluntario, por favor comunicarse con el miembro del comité a la hora de inscribirse.

Nos vemos haya! Preguntas? Shelby County Youth Football and Soccer - Llamar al tel. Jason 936-590-7196

August 8, 2019 - The 2019 AAA State Champions would like to thank the community for helping our team make it to the Dixie Youth World Series in Ruston, Louisiana. This team battled against 10 other State Champions and finished the season in 5th place overall. We are so proud of these young men that fought hard and represented Center, Texas with great sportsmanship throughout the tournament. We are fortunate to live in a great community that supported us during our journey. Thank you again for donating and supporting this great group of boys!!!

Team Members are Jayden Lane, Easton Wulf, Case Milford, Jackson Holloway, Gage Vidrine, Keithan Horton, Kayden Nutt, Zy Barnes, Carter Tomlin, Jarrmez Daniels, Nathan Searcy, and Reese Davis.

Coaches are Robby Dubea, Larry Horn, and Brian Horton.

August 7, 2019 - Center's AAA Dixie League team World Series journey came to an end Tuesday, August 6th when they lost to South Carolina 1-8. The team made Shelby County proud making it to being one of the six final teams!

Below are photos submitted from Center's World Series playoff games.

August 5, 2019 - Center's AAA Dixie League baseball team representing the state of Texas won their game against Tennessee with a score of 6-1 on Monday, August 5. The team will play South Carolina Tuesday, August 6th at 5:45pm. There are only six AAA teams left!

For 2019 Dixie World Series live streaming, go to

Submitted photos

Ruston Louisiana, Sunday, August 4, 2019

Center’s AAA Dixie League Baseball Team has been known all season to be an exciting team who can make a comeback if needed. Their second-round game against the Arkansas Dixie champions was no exception as they came back from a 5-2 deficit to eventually take a 9-6 lead in the sixth inning for the win. They now advance to take on the loser of the Georgia/ Tennessee game in a 5:45 Monday afternoon matchup.

Center had lost their first game by a 9-6 score to Ruston, Louisiana. A loss to Arkansas would have quelled their chances of being this year’s Dixie League Championship.

Kayden Nutt had started the game as pitcher for Texas, Head Coach Robby Dubea stated, “Easton Wulf came in as a relief pitcher in the third inning and helped shut Arkansas down. Our boys were patient and smart at the plate. This was a total team effort. Everyone did their part and we wound up getting seven runs late to get the win. Juaemez Daniels also helped the team with a great performance as a relief pitcher.”

The team is not new to making comebacks as they made numerous comebacks in earlier tournament games including a thriller against Kilgore at the Texas State Dixie Tournament held in Center last month.

Submitted photos

July 30, 2019 - Parent Football Meeting August 1st, 2019 at 6:00pm at the High School. Athletes will receive equipment at this time. Football practice will begin August 5, 2019 at 5:00pm everyday until school starts.