October 2, 2019 -

Three of Shelby County’s five varsity football teams have games this week. Two local teams will be taking a week off with a bye week.

The Center Roughriders won at home last Friday with a 63-42 win over Grace Community of Tyler. This week they head to Brownsboro for their last non-district matchup with the Bears. Center is now 2-3, The Bears are 1-4. Kickoff is on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

The Joaquin Rams shocked the Garrison Bulldogs by taking a 45-23 district win at home. The Rams are 4-1 and will head into a bye-week for the second week of District 11 2A play. On October 11 they will play Linden -Kildare for their second conference game. The L-KHS Tigers are 2-2. They won at Harleton High School last week 29-21.

The Shelbyville Dragons will also be off this Friday and they will travel to Deweyville (3-1) on October 11, 2019. The Dragons are 4-1 this year and they defeated Shepard last Friday 14-7 at Dragons Stadium.

The Tenaha Tigers and Timpson Bears started District 11 2A play with Tenaha hosting the Bears. Tenaha took a 39-6 conference win in the matchup and they will host Beckville on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 6 p.m.  The Tigers are 4-1, The Beckville Bearcats are 1-3 and last lost to Hemphill 70-28.

The Timpson Bears are now 2-3 and They will travel to Harleton on Friday. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at Wildcats Stadium. Harleton is 2-2. They lost 29-21 at Linden-Kildare last week.

October 1, 2019 - Shelbyville Jr High and JV Football games will be at Elysian Fields, October 1st. Jr High game starts at 5pm and JV game will follow.

Shelbyville Dragons Stadium, Thursday, September 26, 2019 –

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The Shelbyville Dragons varsity offense started slow in Thursday’s non-district game with Shepherd High School. The Dragon’s first two drives only netted them a total of five yards.

The Shepherd Pirates gained the first lead of the game when they capped a 9-play scoring drive, which covered 35 yards, with a 2-yard touchdown drive by Dezmon Yates with 9:09 minutes left in the second quarter. This score held up for the remainder of the first half of play.

The Dragons held the Pirates to just one first down in the opening drive of the third stanza. Shepherd punted the ball to Shelbyville where they took over with under 8 minutes left. 

AJ Cartwright got the Shelbyville crowd on their feet with an electrifying touchdown run which covered the 96 yards needed for the Dragons first score of the game. The extra point kick failed and Shelbyville trailed only 6-7.

The final score of the contest came on another Cartwright scoring run with 10:04 minutes left in the contest. This time he went in from 4 yards out. Jaylon Brinson added a 2-point conversion which gave the Dragons a 14-7 margin in the winning effort.

Shelbyville carried the football 40 times for 206 yards. They completed four passes on five attempts for 44 yards. They gained seven first downs and lost one fumble and gave up an interception.

The Pirates carried 25 times for 121 yards. They went 3/15 passing for 55 yards and gained seven first downs. They were intercepted once.

The Dragons will enjoy a Bye week and then they will face the Deweyville Pirates, at Deweyville Pirates Stadium on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7 p.m.

September 27, 2019 - Football Schedule for Week 5

Center 63 - Grace Community 42, Final Score
Joaquin 45 - Garrison 23, Final Score
Tenaha 39 - Timpson 6, Final Score

Shelbyville 14 - Shepherd 7, Final Score

September 26, 2019 - Tenaha ISD has released the 2020 Tenaha Baseball Schedule. The Tigers will start off the season facing off against the Shelbyville Dragons.

Click here or find the schedule on the Sports page of Shelby County Today.

September 25, 2019 - The Joaquin Rams will start their basketball season starts November 2nd with a scrimmage against Alto at home. To see the full 2019-2020 Joaquin Basketball Schedule, click here.

Tuesday, September 24, 2079 –

All Five Shelby County varsity football teams will each have games this week. Center and Shelbyville will be finishing their non-conference games while the three remaining county teams will be facing their first district foes during the regular season.

The Roughriders fell in a tough road battle at Henderson last week which saw the Lions walk away with a 63-7 win. Center now stands at 1-3 for the season and will try to get back in the win column with a win over the Grace Community Cougars who are 3-1 this season. Grace Community won at home over Wills Point last week by a 42-17 score. Kickoff is on Friday, September 27, 2019, at Roughriders Stadium, at 7:30 p.m.

The Joaquin Rams are back in the win column after a hard-fought 16-14 road win over the Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs. The Rams are now 3-1 and they open up District 11 2-A play at home against the Garrison Bulldogs on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Garrison is 1-2 and are on a 2-game losing streak after falling to Alto and San Augustine.


Shelbyville is 3-1 this season and they beat First Baptist Academy last Friday by a 68-0 margin. They will host Shepard High School on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7 p.m. The Shepard Pirates are 1-2 and lost to Orangefield by a 27-21 score.

The Tenaha Tigers suffered a lopsided 67-14 loss on the road to the San Augustine Wolves last week. The Tigers are now 3-1 and they will regroup and head across Shelby County to face the Timpson Bears on Friday, at Timpson. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. The Bears won at West Sabine High School by a 14-6 score last week. Their season record stands at 2-2 and they are on a 2-game winning streak.



Henderson Lions Stadium, Friday, September 20, 2019 –

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The Center Roughriders Varsity football team saw their record fall to 1-3 after their third straight loss on Friday. The ‘Riders only trailed 7-0 after the end of the first quarter but saw things get away as they trailed 35-7 at halftime, 56-7 at the end of three periods, and they eventually saw Henderson’s lead balloon to 63-7 by the end of the contest. This was Center’s third straight pre-district loss.

Both teams had turnovers in the opening frame which kept the game close in the early going. Henderson lead 14-0 early in the second but Center came back to answer and they pulled to within a touchdown of the Lions. Henderson would shutout Center for the rest of the contest and score the final 49 points scored.

The Roughriders will regroup as they will host Grace Community at Roughriders Stadium next Friday, September 27, 2019. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

September 20, 2019 - Friday Night Football Schedule for September 20th.

Center 7 - Henderson 63, Final Score
Joaquin 16 - Corrigan-Camden 14, Final Score
Shelbyville 68 - First Baptist Academy 0, Final Score
Tenaha 14 - San Augustine 67, Final Score
Timpson 14 - West Sabine 6, Final

September 18, 2019 - The Shelbyville Dragons JV football team will play at home on Thursday, September 19 at 5pm against Hemphill. The Jr High game is to follow at 6:30 pm versus Huntington.