September 5, 2016 (Photos Album1, Album2)- The Shelbyville Dragons defeated the Hemphill Hornets in their second game of the season with a 20-6 final score.

The game was tied at zero at the end of the first quarter with Hemphill having possession of the ball for approximately two-thirds of the time and the Dragon defense holding strong. With 10:16 on the clock in the second quarter Shelbyville's Terrell Cartwright #9 scored a touchdown giving the Dragons the lead and the only score in the first half of the game.

Terrell Cartwright runs in the first touchdown of the game.With 7:48 remaining in the 3rd quarter, CJ Kirkwood #4 ran the ball into the end zone bringing the Dragons' lead to 13-0 after the extra point attempt failed to reach its mark. Seconds later Hemphill had possession of the ball yet fumbled it on the 19-yard-line and the Dragons were able to gain possession of the ball, putting them once again in scoring position. The Hornet's defense held the offensive line forcing a field goal attempt which was unsuccessful.

An attempted pass to Hemphill's Logan Leone #30 for a touchdown was incomplete near the end of the 3rd quarter. The Hornets tried again with a pass to Tommy Williams #16 who caught the ball and ran it in for a touchdown with 1:13 left in the quarter. The Hornets tried for a two-point conversion but failed to get into the end zone and the 3rd quarter ended with the Dragons in the lead, 13-6.

Shortly after the start of the 4th quarter, the Dragon's Kirkwood scored again with 11:48 on the clock for the last touchdown of the game. The Dragons defeated the Hornets 20-6.

With this week's win Shelbyville has a 1-1 record after losing, 42-28, to Elkhart during opening week. They will go against Garrison this Friday, September 9th in a 7:30 game at home.

CJ Kirkwood scores giving Dragons 13-0 lead.Tommy Williams runs in the Hornets only touchdown

Photos by Rhonda Samford

September 2, 2016 - The Tenaha Tigers varsity football team used five second-half scores to blow a close game wide open, and defeat the visiting Kerens Bobcats, by a 43-12 score last Friday, at Tigers Stadium.

Tenahas’ Jay Lloyd scored a touchdown with 8:33 remaining in the first half. The extra point attempt failed and Tenaha led 6-0. Kerens’ Katerous Douglas answered with a touchdown with 6:57 remaining before the midway intermission. The game was tied 6-6 at halftime.

Abel Rodrigues gave the Tenaha Tigers a 9-6 advantage when he kicked a 38-yard field goal with 8:27 left in the third period. Trai Gardner scored two touchdowns in each the third and fourth quarters, and teammate Onterio Thompson added another second half score to help seal the win.

The Tigers will host Dallas Gateway Christian Academy next Friday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. Gateway posts a 1-1 record and lost to Temple Christian Academy by a 31-14 margin last week.

September 5, 2016 – The Center Roughriders varsity football team had an early lead and trailed only 27-21 at halftime. But they later saw Gilmer spool off 50 unanswered points, in route to a 70-21 Buckeye homecoming win. The Buckeyes outscored the ‘Riders 43-0 in the second half. The game played out at Gilmer’s Jeff Traylor Stadium and was the Buckeyes 22 consecutive home field win dating back to 2012.

Center had the first possession but only managed to move the ball four yards on their opening drive. CHS punted the football to the GHS 31 yard line. Gilmer capped a 69 yard scoring drive with a 37-yard touchdown reception from Poppy Brown to Qua Heath with 8:11 left in the first period. The Gilmer extra point attempt bounced off the upright and was no good. Gilmer led 6-0.

Center got their first first-down of the contest on their next drive but was forced to punt the ball back to Gilmer after only advancing the football to their own 35-yard line. Gilmer took over possession on their own 25-yard line after a good Center punt and a holding penalty. On the fourth play of their possession Heath pulled down his second touchdown reception of the game and gave GHS a 13-0 lead with 5:25 left in the opening frame.

Gilmer gave Center the football early in the second quarter after losing a fumble at Center’s 30 yard line. Roughrider quarterback, Kyle Parks, hit Adrian Johnson near midfield and the receiver wasted no time dodging a defender and racing 49 yards for a score with 11 minutes left in the first half. Marcos Lopez kicked the extra point to pull CHS to within 13-7 of Gilmer.

After Center forced Gilmer into their only punt, Kyle Parks exploded for a 27-yard touchdown with 6:59 left in the first half, capping a 65-yard scoring drive, and giving Center a 14-13 lead.

Gilmer capped a 62-yard scoring drive when Brown took a keeper 12 yards up the middle for a score which gave GHS a 20-14 lead with 3:51 left before the midway break.

Center tied things up on a 54-yard scoring drive capped by a 2-yard Parks score, after a failed Gilmer onside kick. Lopez gave CHS a narrow 21-20 lead, with a good extra point kick, with just 1:03 left before halftime.

Gilmer capped a 62-yard scoring drive with a weaving 20-yard run by Kelton Collier with just seconds left before the intermission. Cap Ibarra kicked the extra point and Gilmer took a 27-21 lead into the locker room at the midway break.

Center led in the takeover category as they recovered two Gilmer fumbles and did not turn the ball over during the contest. Gilmer led on total yardage with 677 yards to Center’s 269. Gilmer gained 33 first downs to Center’s 12.

Next week Center will head to Gladewater to face the Bears Friday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m. Gladewater beat Kilgore Friday by a 29-27 score. They are 1-1 after losing, 14-10, to Carthage on opening week.

September 2, 2016 - Friday Night Football schedule for September 2nd.

Gilmer 70 - Center 21, Final
Joaquin 54 - Maud 19, Final
Shelbyville 20 - Hemphill 6, Final
Tenaha 43 - Kerens 12, Final
Timpson (Open)

September 2, 2016 - There will be a late signup for Football and Soccer to be held at the Middle School Cafeteria Tuesday, September 6th from 5:30pm-7pm.

This will be the last opportunity to sign your child up. Any questions please call Jason at 936-488-2863.

September 2, 2016 - The 2016 Center Athletic Booster Mega Raffle will be sponsored by Shelby Savings Bank. Prizes awarded:  Win one (of 20) 45 quart Yeti Coolers to be drawn and one Cooler will have a cash bonus of $1000 inside!! Raffle tickets are available at all varsity home football games and The Roughrider Athletic Office at Center High School. 

Tickets are $20.00 each or 6 for $100.00. Drawing will be held at Half-Time on Friday, October 21, 2016 at Roughrider Stadium at the Center Roughriders vs Henderson Lions football game. All proceeds will benefit CISD athletic programs. 

September 1, 2016 - Timpson ISD Bear Update

Lady Bear Volleyball News

The Varsity Lady Bear Volleyball team hosted Nacogdoches Home School last Friday night. The Lady Bears played extremely well and won in 3 sets.

The Lady Bears hosted Center last night and again played extremely well. The result of that was a Lady Bear victory in 5 sets. Our coaching staff is very proud of the fight and determination the girls showed last night and have shown all season. We want to thank the fans that show up and support the girls. Your support doesn't go unnoticed by the girls.

We will be back to business as usual today and tomorrow with workouts and volleyball practice. We travel to Winona Friday and Saturday for a tournament and travel to Colmesneil Tuesday, September 6th.

Timpson beat Center 3-2. Games scores were 19-25; 25-23; 25-18; 19-25;15-8.

August 30, 3016 – Three county varsity football teams will be looking for their first 2016 season wins this week. Two teams will be looking to stay in the win column after getting opening day wins.

The Center Roughriders opened up the season with a 27-21 home win over the Rusk Eagles which was surprisingly close to many fans. The Roughriders face Gilmer this week, at Gilmer Buckeyes Stadium, this Friday, September 2, at 7:30 p.m. The two teams met up in the regional round of last year’s playoffs with the Buckeyes coming out on top. Gilmer gained a narrow 61-55 win over Liberty-Eylau High School last Thursday.

Updated Wednesday: Coach Barry Bowman said Wednesday, at the CHS Coachs' Coffee meeting, "Center and Gilmer know what each other do well. There are no big secrets between these two teams. We cannot get 'Big Eyed' just because they are Gilmer. Their coaching staff has been together since 2000. We know they will likely put up some points. They scored 61 points last week against a Liberty Eylau team who can play with just about anybody. We need to control the football, we cannot turn over the ball. We are capable of playing with the Buckeyes if we are smart with the football and the clock."

The Timpson Bears suffered a tough 20-14 road loss to the West Sabine Tigers in a long game which was delayed by lightning. The Bears trailed 14-0 for the middle portion of the game but tied things up late before giving up the final score of the contest. The Bears have a bye this week and will travel to Cross Roads on Friday, September 9 to face the Bobcats. The Bobcats suffered a 56-19 loss to the Frost Polar Bears last week.

The Joaquin Rams suffered a tough 14-0 loss to the Tenaha Tigers at home last Friday. The Rams defense looked good most the night but their offense never consistently got rolling during the game while playing against a stingy Tigers offense. The Rams will travel to Maud Cardinals Field to play the ‘Cards who lost on the road to Ore City, by a 35-28 margin, last Friday.

The Shelbyville Dragons fought back, on the road, to make their game with the Elkhart Elks close late in the game. Elkhart scored once again very late in the contest and ultimately defeated SHS by a 42-28 margin. Shelbyville plays the Hemphill Hornets, this Friday, at 7:30 p.m. in Dragons Stadium. The Hornets fell in a 19-16 game to the San Augustine Wolves last week.

The Tenaha Tigers opened up their 2016 football season with a 14-0 win over their cross-county rival, the Joaquin Rams. Tenahas’ offense struggled with wet field conditions but their defense held Joaquins’ offense in check for the most part. The Tigers will host Kerens High School, at Tigers Stadium, this Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Kerens Bobcats lost at home to Jewett-Leon High School by a 41-21 margin.

August 30, 2016 - Center ISD Sports Updates

Volleyball Scores

The Lady Rider Volleyball freshman team lost to Colmesneil on August 23, 2016 by 23/25; 23/25. The Junior Varisty Volleyball team won 25/13; 25/13. The Varsity team lost 25/16; 23/25; 22/25; 25/18; 8/15.

They competed against San Augustine on August 27th and the Junior Varsity and Varsity defeated both San Augustine teams. JV won 25/11; 25/13 and Varsity won 25/19; 25/18; 25/20.

Roughrider Football

The Roughriders play the Gilmer Buckeyes on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 7:30pm at Jeff Traylor Stadium, 308 N. Bradford Street, Gilmer, Texas.

Pre-game ticket sales are Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Center High School and CISD Administration offices.

Ticket prices for pre-game are $5.00 Adults and $3.00 Students. At the gate prices are $7.00 for school aged children 5 thru adults.

Mega Raffle

2016 Center Athletic Booster Mega Raffle powered by Shelby Savings Bank has great prizes to be awarded including Win 1 (of 20) 45 quart Yeti Coolers to be drawn and 1 Cooler will have a cash bonus of $1,000 inside!

Raffle tickets are available at all Varsity Home Football Games and the Roughrider Athletic Office – Center High School. Tickets are $20.00 each OR 6 for $100.00. The drawing will be held during half-time on Friday, October 21, 2016 at Roughrider Stadium during the Center Roughriders versus Henderson Lions game. Proceeds benefit ALL CISD athletic programs.

August 30, 2016 - "Coffee with Coach" begins Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 6:30am in the Center ISD Administration Board Room. Come join Coach Bowman for coffee and weekly highlights of the 2016 Rider football team.