October 6, 2015 - Shelbyville Jr High and JV will play Thursday Oct. 8 vs Joaquin starting at 5:00 pm in Shelbyville.


October 2, 2015 - Friday, October 16, 2015 will be the annual Timpson Bear "Pink Out" football game. The Bears will be hosting the Overton Mustangs. Attached is a picture of what our shirts will look like this year. They are $15.00 and range in sizes y-small to adult xlg. We will also have 2xlg $16.00, 3xlg $17.00 and 4xlg. $18.00. The deadline to order is Friday, October 9, 2015. You can turn orders in to Danielle Smith at the High School, Nicole Amos at the Elementary or Lisa McLawchlin at the Middle School. Please help to pack the stadium "PINK" that night, it is for a cause that has more than likely touched each and everyone of us, whether being family, friend or co-worker. All proceeds will go to the cancer research to help find a cure to finally win the fight for breast cancer.

September 30, 2015 - The Joaquin JV football game scheduled for Thursday, October 1st has been changed to a home game. The JV Rams will play West Rusk beginning at 5:30 pm at home. The Junior High games will still be played in Timpson with a later start time of 5:30 pm. Go Rams!


September 29, 2015 -  The Shelby County Bass Anglers competed in the Texas Association of Bass Clubs State Championship last weekend on Lake Falcon Reservoir out of Zapata on the Texas/Mexico border. Each club team consisted of the top eight anglers from their organizations fishing 2 men per boat. The TABC championship consisted of twenty six 4 boat teams from all across the state fishing for two days total combined team weights, but only calculating the top three weights daily for each club.

Shelby County Bass Anglers led the pack after a day one combined weight of 57.82lbs put them in a lead over Universal City Bass Club with 53.81lbs. Llano Bass Club was a close third after day one with 52.61lbs.

Day two rolled in with different conditions after a weak cold front tried to pass through and wind directions changed. The bite was slowed down considerably, but the SCBA found a way to claim their first TABC Championship. The Shelby County Team of David Koonce/Cody Barton, Darren Wiggins/Lance Hughes, Glen/Josh Sowell, and Jacob Permenter/Jason Wells came in with a Day 2 weight of 47.97 securing the victory. Llano Bass Club made a strong showing on Day 2 with 50.6lbs of bass followed by the team of Universal City Bass Club with 44.02lbs.

Final Standings were SCBA with a first place two day total of 105.79lbs, Llano Bass Club with 99.15lbs for second, and Universal City Bass Club with 97.83lbs for third. The SCBA State Champion team is thankful for all the support from their families, sponsors, and community.

September 28, 2015 - Coach Ferguson,

Octavian Burrell has been nominated for the Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week award, presented by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and Wells Fargo.

Octavian is one of ten nominees for the weekly statewide award, which is 100% decided by fan voting. The poll, located at, closes Friday at noon. The recipe for success, we’ve found, is schools that utilize social media to spread the word to their students, faculty, staff, coaches, parents and anyone that supports their team and community.

Additionally, we’ve set up a Facebook page and Twitter feed that should help you spread the word virally through the community:


Twitter: @MrTexasFootball

Editor's Note: The voting poll is located on the right side of page towards the bottom.

September 22, 2015 - Several area teams are ranked in the top 10 in this week's East Texas Top 10 polls. Henderson, at 4-0, occupies the #1 spot in Class 4A Division 1, but the Carthage Bulldogs (3-1) have moved into the #5 spot after their win over Gladewater.

Unbeaten  Gilmer still sits at #1 in Class 4A Division 2, but the Center RoughRiders are up to #3 on the strength of their win over Jasper.

In Class 2A Division 1, Alto holds down their #1 ranking. However, two Shelby County teams made the top 10, as the Shelbyville Dragons are #2 after moving to 3-0 with a 66-12 shellacking of Colmesneil. The Joaquin Rams (2-1) check in at #9 with a 46-24 victory over Cayuga.

Lola claims the top spot in Class 2A Division 2, but they are followed by a pair of Shelby County teams as well. The Tenaha Tigers come in at #5, and the Timpson Bears check in at #9.

September 20, 2015 - 
Center 26 - Jasper 23, Final Score
Joaquin 46 - Cayuga 24, Final Score
Shelbyville 66 - Colmesneil 12, Final Score
Tenaha 10 - White Oak 34, Final Score
Garrison 51 - New Diana 14, Final Score

September 18, 2015Despite being in the lead at half-time, Center JV falls to Jasper with a 2-point loss, Center 30, Jasper 32.

The game got off to a quick start with Center receiving the kick-off and driving the length of the field scoring on a 15-yard pass from Clay Snider to Jamarh Johnson. The extra point attempt by Raul Lara was good and Center takes the lead 7 to 0.

In the second quarter Jasper scores on a 12-yard run and gets the 2-point conversion to pull ahead of Center. Center answers with another touchdown on a 21-yard pass from Snider to Caleb Parks and once again Lara comes through with the extra point bringing the riders back in the lead. Going back and forth Jasper scores with 3:26 on the clock in the 2nd quarter with a 6-yard run. Jasper goes again for the 2-point conversion and its good making the score Center 14, Jasper 16. The riders continue to fight and score with 26 seconds left on the clock in the first half with a 2-yard run by Snider. The riders go for the 2-point conversion with a pass from Snider to Jamarh Johnson putting the team back in the lead at the end of the half, Center 22 over Jasper 16.

However, Jasper comes back after the half scoring on a 6-yard run and 2-point conversion taking back the lead. Center's Jamonie Nash returns the kick-off by Jasper to the Center 30-yard line and Center's offense drives down to the Jasper 1-inch line only to have time expire for the 3rd quarter.

Center comes back in the 4th quarter when Dylan Denby runs in for a touchdown and the 2-point conversion is good on a Snider to Parks pass bringing Center back into the lead, 30-24. However, with 2:12 left in the games, Jasper scores with a good 2-point conversion for the win over Center by 2 points, final score Center 30, Jasper 32.

Play summary by Richard Mitchell

September 18, 2015 - Football Schedule

Friday, September 18
Varsity Start Time 7:30pm
Center at Jasper
Cayuga at Joaquin
Colmesneil at Shelbyville (HC)
White Oak at Tenaha
Timpson (Open)

September 20, 2015 - Friday, September 18th
Gary at Shelbyville (V, JV), 4:30pm
Timpson at Overton (V), 4:30pm

Saturday, September 19th
Center (MS 7a, 8a) at Lufkin 

Monday, September 21st
Center (MS 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a) at Huntington, 5pm

Tuesday, September 22nd
Sabine at Center (9,JV,V), 4:30pm
Shelbyville at Overton (V,JV), 4:30pm
Timpson at Beckville (V), 4:30pm