October 21, 2019 (Album) - The Fall Festival of Hope hosted by Boo’s Battle Support Fund started Saturday's activities with runners lining up at the start line for a great cause. The results of the 5K are below:

Age Division Results

Female 20 - 29
1st Place - Kandace Metcalf of Joaquin, Time: 01:00:57.37
2nd Place - Lani Kendrick of Joaquin, Time: 01:00:58.51

Female 30 - 39
1st Place - Luciana Moreno, Time: 00:26:12.04
2nd Place - Crystal Collins of Center, Time: 00:43:38.75
3nd Place - Joy Wilburn of Center, Time: 00:43:40.88

Female 40 - 49
1st Place - Delia Diaz, Time 00:26:26.10
2nd Place - Andrea McElroy of Center, Time: 00:38:28.93
3rd Place - Monica Dance of Center, Time: 00:43:39.66

Female 50 - 59
1st Place - Tonya Andrews of Center, Time: 00:28:02.47
2nd Place - Robin Conway of Timpson, Time: 00:36:01.15
3rd Place - Kim Taylor, Time: 00:49:51.75

Male 60 - 69
1st Place - Jim Sawyer of Center, Time: 00:29:55.73

Female 60 - 69
1st Place - Ann Roop, Time: 00:40:16.77

Overall Results
1st Place - Luciana Moreno, Time: 00:26:12.04, Pace: 08:25, Speed: 7.1mph
2nd Place - Delia Diaz, Time 00:26:26.10, Pace: 08:30, Speed: 7.1mph
3rd Place - Tonya Andrews of Center, Time: 00:28:02.47, Pace: 09:01, Speed: 6.6mph
4th Place - Jim Sawyer of Center, Time: 00:29:55.73, Pace: 09:37, Speed: 6.2mph
5th Place - Robin Conway of Timpson, Time: 00:36:01.15, Pace: 11:35, Speed: 5.2mph
6th Place - Andrea McElroy of Center, Time: 00:38:28.93, Pace: 12:23, Speed: 4.8mph
7th Place - Ann Roop, Time: 00:40:16.77, Pace: 12:57, Speed: 4.6mph
8th Place - Crystal Collins of Center, Time: 00:43:38.75, Pace: 14:02, Speed: 4.3mph
9th Place - Monica Dance of Center, Time: 00:43:39.66, Pace: 14:03, Speed: 4.3mph
10th Place - Joy Wilburn of Center, Time: 00:43:40.88, Pace: 14:03, Speed: 4.3mph
11th Place - Jenny Nichols of Center, Time: 00:43:49.31, Pace: 14:06, Speed: 4.3mph
12th Place - Jayme Harbison of Center, Time: 00:43:49.34, Pace: 14:06, Speed: 4.3mph
13th Place - Kim Taylor, Time: 00:49:51.75, Pace: 16:02, Speed: 3.7mph
14th Place - Kandace Metcalf of Joaquin, Time: 01:00:57.37, Pace: 19:37, Speed: 3.1mph
15th Place - Mandy Estes of Shelbyville, Time: 01:00:57.71, Pace: 19:37, Speed: 3.1mph
16th Place - Lani Kendrick of Joaquin, Time: 01:00:58.51, Pace: 19:37, Speed: 3.1mph

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Joaquin Rams Stadium, Friday, October 18, 2019 –

The Joaquin Rams varsity football team came away with a 21-14 win on Friday over the Timpson Bears. This game was a tale of to halves as the Rams led Timpson 21-0 at halftime but went scoreless themselves in the second half.

A 23-yard touchdown by Lorenzo Lane gave the Rams a 6-0 lead with 6:35 left in the first quarter. Jesus Bravo added an extra point kick to put the score at 7-0. Lane added a second scoring run with 7:46 left in the second quarter that extended the Ram’s lead to 13-0 after a failed extra point kick attempt.

Chandler Pritchett scored on a 1-yard keeper-run with just 8 seconds left in the first half to give the Rams a 19-0 advantage. Conner Bragg added a 2-point conversion run which gave JHS a 21-0 lead at the halftime intermission.

The Rams mounted a long 11-play drive to start the third period but missed a 26-yard field goal attempt with 6:41 left in the third period. Timpson soon after mounted a 9-play drive that covered 84 yards, and was finished off with a 36-yard keeper-run for a touchdown by Braden Courtney. An extra point kick cut Joaquin’s lead to 21-7.

The Rams drove the ball again on their next drive but again missed a field goal with 6:50 left in the ballgame.

Timpson was able to move the ball 82 yards and capped their drive with a 1-yard Courtney touchdown. Another extra point kick pulled THS to within seven points and cut Joaquin’s lead to 21-14 with four and a half minutes left in the game.

Joaquin was forced to punt the ball back to Timpson after their next drive stalled with 2:40 left.

A fourth down pass eventually fell incomplete on the Bear’s next offensive try which gave the ball back to the Ram’s with just 19 seconds left in the contest.

The win gave Joaquin a 6-1 overall record. Their District 22 2A record stands at 3-0. They will travel to Beckville next Friday, October 25, 2019 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Bearcats Stadium.

Timpson fell to 3-5 overall and their conference mark is at 1-3. The Bears will host Linden-Kildare next Friday. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. at Eakin Stadium.

October 18, 2019 - Friday Night Football for week 8.

Joaquin 21 - Timpson 14, Final
Shelbyville 43 - West Sabine 8, Final
Tenaha 13 - Harleton 28, Final

October 17, 2019 –

This week will see the Center Roughriders take an open-bye week. The ‘Riders are 4-3 overall this year and are 1-0 in District 9 4A action after beating Tarkington 62-42 last week. CHS will travel to Shepherd on October 25, 2019 for their next game.

The Joaquin Rams will host the Timpson Bears on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Rams Stadium. This will be the Rams homecoming. Joaquin won 60-15 at Linden-Kildare. The Rams are 5-1 overall and they are 2-0 in District 11 2A competition. Timpson beat the Garrison Bulldogs 7-0 at Timpson last week. They are 3-4 overall with a District 11 record of 1-2.

The Shelbyville Dragons won their first District 12 2A game over Deweyville by a 16-2 score. The Dragons are 5-1 and will travel to West Sabine on Friday to face the Tigers at 7 p.m. WHHS is 2-3. They opened up conference play with a 56-20 loss at Groveton last week.

The Tenaha Tigers are 4-2 this season. They were off last week and will travel to Harleton to face the Wildcats on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Wildcats are 5-2. They won 42-14 at Beckville last week.

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.