Friday, September 24, 2021 at Shelbyville Dragons Stadium –

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The Shelbyville Dragons jumped out to a 6-0 point lead over the visiting Trinity Christian Academy Eagles, when Zay Cartwright busted loose for a 53-yard rushing touchdown, with 8:36 minutes left in the first quarter. The Dragons extra point attempt failed.

The Eagles answered back when Ty Miller scored on a 30-yard rushing touchdown with 5:23 left in the period. Micah Harles’ extra point kick sailed through giving them a 7-6 lead with 5:23 left in the first quarter.

Each team exchanged fumbles on their drives to start the second period. Then Kennan Dowling broke free on a 27-yard scoring run which gave Trinity Christian a 14-6 lead with two minutes left in the first half.

The Eagles tried an on-side kick to begin the second half and this gave SHS good field position near midfield. Nine plays later, the Dragons scored on a 6-yard run and Brayden Hand pulled down a 2-point conversion reception to tie the game up at 14-14 with 7:47 left in the third quarter of play.

With 8 minutes remaining in the game the Dragons headed downfield on a 14-play scoring drive which took nearly 6 ½ minutes off the clock. The drive covered 90 yards and was capped off with a Jackory Standley keeper run for a touchdown from the Eagles 2-yard line with just 1:34 left in the contest.

The Dragons defense held to hold the 20-14 lead until games end.

Shelbyville is now 3-2 this season and will head to Marshall on Thursday, September 30, 2021 for a game which kicks off with the Detroit Eagles at 7:00 p.m. This game will be Shelbyville’s final non-conference game before district competition begins. The Eagle season mark stands at 1-2.

September 24, 2021 - Week 5 of Shelby County Football Scores

Friday, September 24
Center 35 - Van 52, Final Score
Joaquin 55 - Clarksville 18, Final Score
Shelbyville 20 - Trinity Christian 14, Final Score
Tenaha 41 - Lovelady 6, Final Score
Timpson (Bye Week)

Carthage 28 - Gilmer 7

September 22, 2021 - The Shelbyville Lady Dragon volleyball team dominated the Waskom Lady Wildcats in their September 17, 2021, matchup.

The Lady Dragons took the first set by a relatively close margin 25-21 and had an even more defining win on the second set, taking that one 25-13. The Lady Wildcats clawed their way back but got their paws scorched as the Lady Dragons completed their third set win 25-17.

Player statistics have Kiana Bennett committing 14 kills, 5 blocks, and 7 digs; Kate Lawson provided 21 assists, 1 block, 9 digs, and 1 ace; Ma'Kayja Horton made 6 kills, 12 digs, and had 3 aces; Kara Jones had 2 kills, and 2 blocks; Kelley Garcia completed 2 kills, 1 block, and 1 ace; and Taylor Jones made 1 kill, 2 assists, 2 blocks, and had 5 digs.

Head Volleyball coach of the Shelbyville Lady Dragons is Mika Hubbard. The Lady Dragons will next face the Spurger Lady Pirates on September 27, 2021, in Spurger. To view the Lady Dragon's volleyball schedule, click here.

September 22, 2021 - Tickets to the Riders vs Van Football games will be sold online. This includes Middle Football at Van, Thursday, September 23rd and Varsity Football at Van, Friday, September 24th.

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September 21, 2021 - Last week saw three of five Shelby County varsity football teams take non-district wins. This week all five teams again have games but Tenaha will begin conference competition.

The Center Roughriders fell to 0-4 this season with a tough 59-21 loss to the Chapel Hill Bulldogs on the road. This week the ‘Riders will travel to Van on Friday, September 24, 2021 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff with the Vandals. Van is 4-0 they beat Pittsburg last Friday by a 49-12 score.

The Joaquin Rams enjoyed a 63-16 Homecoming win over the Ore City Rebels last Friday. The win raised Joaquin’s record to 2-2 this season. Friday, September 24 will see Joaquin travel to Clarksville for a 7:30 p.m. game with the Tigers who are 2-2 as well. The Tigers lost on the road to Prairiland 57-13 last week.

The Shelbyville Dragons won a road game over the Groveton Indians by a 44-13 score, The win evened the Dragons season record at 2-2. Friday they will host Trinity Christian for Shelbyville’s 2021 Homecoming game. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. The Eagles are 2-1 and beat Lake Country Christian by a 25-21 score last week.

The Tenaha Tigers are 2-2 this season. They fell at Tyler Grace last week by a 36-14 score. This Friday they will face the Lovelady Lions on the road at Lions Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. This game begins District 11 2A-2 competition for the year.

The Timpson Bears got a 55-20 home win over the Carlisle Indians on Friday. The Bears are undefeated with a 3-0 record. They will travel to Simms Bowie High School on Friday September 24, for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff with the 2-2 Pirates. Bowie won last Friday at Linden-Kildare by a 24-9 score.

Joaquin Rams Stadium on Friday, September 17, 2021 –

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The Joaquin Rams varsity football team enjoyed a 63-16 win over the Ore City Rebels during Friday’s 2021 Homecoming win at Rams Stadium. The Rams scored early and often in the first half as they got two first half scores from each, Gauge Jordan and Malik Stotts. They added another score from Andre Brown before the half.

The Rebels scored 8 points late in the first half and Joaquin took a 29-8 lead into the locker room at the midway intermission.

The Rams gave up another 8 points in the second half but not until Stotts, Jordan, Draven Lee and Jericho Lee scored first. At the end of the third quarter Joaquin led 49-16.

Joaquin got the only two touchdowns in the final stanza, on a 26-yard Derrick Holt rushing touchdown. Later they added another touchdown rumble by senior tackle Chris Harper with less than 5 minutes remaining in the contest. Jose Mares kicked seven extra points during the contest to help in the effort.

The Rams record now stands at 2-2. They will travel to Clarksville next Friday, September 24, 2021 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Tigers Stadium. The game will be Joaquin’s final non-district game of the regular season.

September 17, 2021 - Week 4 of Shelby County Football Scores

Friday, September 17
Center 21 - Chapel Hill 59, Final Score
Joaquin 63 - Ore City 16, Final Score
Shelbyville 44 - Groveton 13, Final Score
Tenaha 14 - Tyler Grace 36, Final Score
Timpson 55 - Carlisle 20, Final Score

September 15, 2021 - On Tuesday, September 14, the Lady Riders volleyball team won in three sets against Jacksonville. Center took all three sets bringing the match up to a quick end. Center had the first set 25-22 and the second set 25-20. Jacksonville fought hard to stay in the game with the third set but the Riders refused getting the win with a final of 29-27.

The Lady Riders will travel away to compete against San Augustine on Friday, September 17th.

Number (Position), Player Name - Stats
#1 (RS) Americus Sparks - 3 Kills, 1 Digs
#2 (RS/DS) Kaylee Cox - 7 Digs
#3 (Libero) Gracie Whisenant - 1 Aces, 30 Digs
#4 (RS) Alli Stuever - 1 Blocks
#5 (S) Mickihiya Cartwright - 1 Kills, 20 Assists, 9 Digs
#6 (DS) Madison Pieper - 7 Digs
#7 (DS/RS) Gabby Whisenant - 2 Digs
#9 (OH) May Johnson - 1 Aces, 4 Kills, 7 Digs
#12 (S/OH/DS) Kaiya Hubbard - 4 Kills, 1 Blocks, 16 Digs
#14 (MB) Breanna Windham - 5 Kills, 3 Blocks, 4 Digs
#16 (MB) Aniyah Boykins - 4 Kills, 3 Blocks, 5 Digs

September 15, 2021 - The Joaquin Rams basketball season begins with the Lady Rams playing in a scrimmage against Alto on Saturday, October 30th at 10am. The boys basketball team will have their first game on November 30 at home against Hemphill at 4:30pm. To see the full composite schedule, click here.

September 15, 2021 - Shelbyville's Lady Dragon volleyball team won against Leverett's Chapel in four sets in an away game on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Shelbyville fell short on the first set 19-25 but came back with a strong won on the second set 25-8. Once the Dragons got the win on the second set they continued to dominate by winning the third 25-14 and fourth 25-16 for the overall victory.

Player statistics include Kiana Bennett with 21 kills, 6 digs, 3 blocks, and 1 ace; Kate Lawson with 34 assists, 1 kill, 5 digs, and 4 aces; Neena Smith with 6 kills, 9 digs, and 1 ace; and Ma'Kayja Horton with 4 kills, 11 digs, and 2 aces.

The team is lead by Head Volleyball coach Mika Hubbard. The varsity team will host Waskom on Friday, September 17th. To view the Lady Dragon's volleyball schedule, click here.