November 14, 2022 - Three of five of Shelby County’s varsity football teams took wins this past week. Tenaha and Shelbyville were eliminated this week. Center, Joaquin, and Timpson have advanced on to the Area Round of the Texas UIL Football Playoffs.

The Center Roughriders varsity football team won their bi-district round playoff over the Liberty Eylau Leopards by a 67-21 score. The Roughriders are now 8-3 overall and they will face the Aubrey Chaparrals (9-2) next week in an area round playoff. Aubrey, the first-place team from District 5, beat Lincoln High by a 63-12 score to advance. The game is at Tyler Rose Stadium on Saturday, November 19, at 6:00 p.m.

The Joaquin Rams are now 8-2 overall this season. They defeated Jewett Leon by a 61-0 score. They will next face the Beckville Bearcats at Stephen F. Austin’s Homer Bryce Stadium on Friday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. Beckville is 10-1 after beating Rivercrest 77-7.

The #1 Timpson Bears are 11-0 overall after beating Groveton 60-3. They will face the Frankston Indians (9-2) at Rusk Eagles Stadium on Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Hallsville Bobcats Stadium on Friday, November 11, 2022 –

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The Center Roughriders varsity football team won Their UIL Football Bi-district round playoff over the Liberty Eylau Leopards by a 67-21 score. The Roughriders arenow 8-3 overall this season and they will next face the Aubrey Chapparals (9-2)next week in an area round playoff. Aubrey beat Lincoln High by a 63-12 score to advance.

The Leopards scored first when senior quarterback Jaydin Hampton found junior fullback W.T. Jones for a 7-yars touchdown reception which helped put LEHS up 7-0 with 10:10 minutes left in the first quarter.

The Roughriders answered back at the 9:43 mark of the first frame with a 41-yard touchdown run by junior runningback Kaden Dixon.  Junior kicker Carlos Hernandez tied the game at 7-7 with an extra point kick.

The Leopards next drive stalled and they had to punt the football back to Center with five minutes remaining in the opening frame. Center went 55 yards in 10 plays for their next score. Dixon scored his second touchdown on a 3-yard run to help give CHS a 14-7 advantage with 3:59 left in the first period.

Another Leopards offensive drive stalled and senior ‘Rider Tre McGee was able to block a Leopards punt attempt which saw the football bounce out the back of the endzone for a 2-point safety giving Center a 16-7 advantage. Liberty Eylau then kicked the ball back to CHS on a free-kick which saw Dixon and return the pigskin back to the Leopards 8-yard line. Dixon later scored his third touchdown on a short run which gave CHS a 23-7 advantage with 1:56 left in the first period.

Three more scores by Center in the second stanza saw the game getting out of reach for LEHS as Center took a 44-15 lead as the teams went to the lockerroom at the midway intermission.

Damp cold conditions escalated in the second half but Center still outpaced Liberty Eylau by a 23-6 margin but more importantly they were able to gain the yards needed to keep the clock moving when needed to preserve the win.

November 11, 2022 - Playoffs week 1 of Shelby County Varsity Football Scores.

Friday, November 11
Center 67 - Liberty-Eylau 21, Final Score
Joaquin 61 - Jewett Leon 0, Final Score
Shelbyville 13 - Centerville 50, Final Score
Tenaha 14 - Deweyville 28, Final Score
Thursday, November 10
Timpson 60 - Groveton 3, Final Score

November 10, 2022 - Shelbyville High School’s Emily Pharris, competed at the 2A State Cross Country Championship, at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock, Texas on November 4, 2022 and brought home a gold medal.

Coach Randall Thomason shared about Emily Pharris:

Emily is a prime example of hard work and dedication pays off. She has shown up every day for practice whether it’s at 6:30 am or 4:30 pm after school. On top of being the new 2A State Champion she is also a scholar student, taking college classes on top of her high school work, and always lending a helping hand. Before the cross country state race, I asked her how she was feeling and her answer was real simple, “I’m just ready to be done so the faster I run the quicker I will be finished.”

As a long distance runner to be great you have to have a strong mental will to win. Emily, out of all the kids I have coached or been around, definitely has that mental strength! She took the lead early on in the state meet and kept it the entire time. When Emily gets beat by someone once, she rarely allows that person to beat her again, and that is something not many are able to accomplish on their own, but Emily has shown she can do it time and time again. The whole season in fact, if she got beat by a runner the next meet they were at together Em made it a point to go beat them.

She went from having huge leads in meets and not having enough kick to finish, to leading an entire race and never allowing herself to take her foot off the gas. She is a natural leader, student athlete, and all around great young person. We can’t wait to see what she does in track and field this season and even what she does in her future. She has made our Shelbyville family and community proud and has brought back another gold medal to Shelbyville’s already stored tradition of winning and excellence. Way to go Champ! We are Dragon Proud!

November 7, 2022 - The Tenaha Tigers will play Deweyville in the first round of the playoffs. This game will be played Friday, November 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm in Woodville at Eagle Stadium. Kick-off is set for 7pm. Tickets will be sold at the gate for $5 for adult tickets and $3 for students.

November 7, 2022 - Shelbyville Dragons will face the Centerville Tigers for a bi-district playoff on Friday, November 11 at 7:30pm at Diboll Lumberjacks Stadium.

As part of Diboll ISD's new safety initiative, metal detectors have been implemented and will be utilized at entrances for all UIL activities and events hosted by Diboll ISD.

Metal Detector Policy

  • Please remove: binoculars, cameras, tablets, and large electronics
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***Prohibited items are firearms, knives, and other weapons.***

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November 5, 2022 - Four of five of Shelby County’s varsity football teams took wins this past week. Joaquin had a bye week. This week begins the Bi-district round of the Texas UIL Football Playoffs.

The Center Roughriders finished regular season play with a 70-28 road win at Brownsboro. They ended with a 7-3 overall record and they were 3-2 in District 8 4A-2 conference action. This week the ‘Riders will travel to Hallsville’s Bobcats Stadium to face Liberty Eylau (7-3) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2022.

The Joaquin Rams are now 5-1 in District 11 2A-1 and 7-2 overall this season. The Rams will face the Leon Cougars (7-3) in a bi-district playoff football game which will be held on Friday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be played at the Jacksonville High School's Tomato Bowl Stadium.

The Timpson Bears are 10-0 overall and 6-0 in District 11 2A-1. After beating Garrison 44-38 at Bulldogs Stadium last Friday. The Bears will face the Groveton Indians (3-7) in bi-district at Jasper Bulldogs Stadium at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2022.

The Shelbyville Dragons are 5-5 overall and 3-3 in District 11 2A-1 action after beating the visiting West Sabine Tigers by a 53-46 score last Friday. Shelbyville will face the Centerville Tigers (8-2) for a bi-district playoff on Friday, November 11 at 7:30pm at Diboll Lumberjacks Stadium.

The Tenaha Tigers are now 5-5. They are 3-2 in District 11 2A-2 play. The Tigers beat the Overton Mustangs by a 51-14 score. The Tigers will face the Deweyville Pirates (7-3) at 7:00 pm Friday, November11 at Woodville Eagles Stadium.

November 4, 2022 - The Roughriders will play Liberty Eylea at Hallsville High School on Friday, November 11, 2022. Tickets will be sold at the gate for $5 adults and students. Kickoff time is 7:30pm. Riders are the home team.

Roughrider Stadium is hosting Newton versus Hughes Springs playoff game at Center High School Football Stadium on Thursday, November 10, 2022. Tickets will be sold at the gate for $6 adults and students. Kickoff time is 7pm.

November 4, 2022 - The Joaquin Rams vs Leon Cougars bi-district playoff football game will be held on Friday, November 11th at 7:00 p.m. The game will be played at the Jacksonville High School Tomato Bowl Stadium.

Admission: $5.00 across the board for school aged children and up. 

Passes accepted: THSCA and District Passes. Additionally, veterans will have free admission. 

Click here to see the attached document including the stadium clear bag policy and maps as outlined by Jacksonville ISD.

Go Rams!

Garrison Bulldogs Stadium on Thursday, November 3, 2022 –

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The Timpson Bears varsity football team completed a perfect 10-0 regular season, as well as a 6-0 District 11 2A-1 season, by defeating the Garrison Bulldogs by a 44-38 score, on Thursday at GHS. Garrison finishes with a 4-2 conference mark. The game was the two teams ‘Battle of the Attoyac’ a yearly rivalry for these two schools.

Although this game was close throughout, Timpson never trailed. They gained their first lead when Vosky Howard capped a 50-yard Bears scoring drive when he went into the endzone on an 11-yard touchdown run. Terry Bussey added a 2-point conversion run to give Timpson an 8-0 lead with 9:52 left in the first quarter.

The Bulldogs answered back with an 80-yard scoring drive which saw quarterback Brayden Davidson bolt into the endzone on a 1-yard keeper run for the score. An extra point conversion run attempt failed and Timpson held an 8-6 advantage with 4:45 still left in the opening frame.

Bears quarterback Terry Bussey next capped a 2-play THS scoring drive by racing 62-yards for a touchdown with 3:57 left in the opening stanza. He also converted a 2-point conversion run to give the Bears a 16-6 advantage.

The Bulldogs pulled to within 16-12 when Omarion Rasberry scored on a 4-yard touchdown run with 7:40 left in the second quarter. The conversion run attempt failed. The Bears extended their lead to 24-12 when Howard scored on a 3-yard touchdown run and JJ Garner converted a 2-point run with 6:39 left in the second period. Garrison bounced back when Davidson hit Isaac McCrumby for an 18-yard touchdown reception. An extra point kick attempt missed its mark but the Bulldogs cut the THS lead to 24-18 with 2:32 left in the half.

Disaster struck for GHS when Bussey took the ensuing kickoff return 82 yards for a Bear’s score. Howard converted a 2-point run and Timpson held a 32-18 lead with 2:26 left in the second period.

Garrison went 66 yards in three plays and Rasberry converted a 5-yard touchdown run with just 1:02 left in the second quarter and the Bulldogs cut the Bears lead to 32-25.

With just 19 seconds left before the midway intermission, Bussey broke loose for a 32-yard score. Timpson led 38-25 at the halftime break.

Rasberry scored on a 5-yard run with 1:05 left in the third quarter to cut Timpson’s lead to 38-31. After another failed conversion try.

Bussey scored on a 70-yard keeper run for a touchdown with 4:55 left in the fourth quarter of play. A failed conversion try saw the Timpson lead at 44-31.

Garrison next went on a 72-yard scoring drive and Davidson hit McCrumby for a 5-yard touchdown reception. A Will Rimsky extra point kick helped GHS cut the Bears lead to 44-38 with just 1:36 left in the contest. Garrison tried an onside kick to try to regain possession but Timpson alertly recovered and ultimately expired the remaining playclock for the win. Both teams will be competing in this year’s Texas UIL State Football Playoffs Bi-district round next week. The Timpson Bears will face the Groveton Indians at Jasper Bulldogs Stadium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2022.

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