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All five county varsity football teams are playing this week. Three of the areas five teams won last week.

The Center Roughriders fell at home to the Jefferson Bulldogs by a 25-14 score. The Roughriders now boast a 0-2 win-loss record this season. Center will head out to Gladewater on Friday, September 10, 2021 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Bears Stadium. Gladewater is 0-1 and fell to the Gilmer Buckeyes by a 42-14 score at Gilmer last week.

The Joaquin Rams suffered a tough 29-14 loss on the road last week against the Elysian Fields Yellowjackets. Joaquin is at 0-2 and will host the Groveton Indians on Friday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. Groveton is 0-1 and lost last week to the Grapeland Sandies by a 51-30 score at Sandies Stadium.

The Shelbyville Dragons busted into the win column with a 51-14 home win over the Huntington Red Devils. The Dragons are 1-1 and will head to Waskom Wildcats Stadium on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. showdown with the 1-1 Wildcats. Waskom fell to Timpson last week 49-28.

The Tenaha Tigers are 2-0 after defeating the Arp Tigers in a road win last Friday. Tenaha will host the Brook Hill Guard on Friday September 10, at 7 p.m. in Raymond Jackson Stadium. Brook Hill is 1-1 and lost a road game at Spring Hill by a 28-25 score last week.

The Timpson Bears defeated the #4 Class 3A Waskom Wildcats last Friday by a 49-28 score at John Herbert Eakin Stadium. The Bears now stand at 2-0 this season.

Timpson Bears Stadium on Friday, September 3, 2021

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Friday saw a rescheduled non-district varsity football game between No. 3 Class 2A Timpson Bears and the No. 4 Class 3A Waskom Wildcats at Timpson’s John Herbert Eakin Stadium.

This game was hard-fought and close in the early stages but the Bears took over in the second half to defeat the Wildcats by a 49-28 score.

Timpson originally was slated to take on the Alto Yellowjackets. The Wildcats were set to play Brookshire Royal on Saturday. However, the COVID-19 pandemic changed plans leading to the scheduling changes.

Waskom went up by a 7-0 score on a 35-yard quarterback keeper run by sophomore quarterback Cole Watson with 8:24 left in the first quarter, and Ezequiel Ruiz added an extra point kick.

A 21-yard run by Braden Courtney gave the Bears good field position. Moments later Terry Bussey completed a 36-yard touchdown pass to Vosky Howard with 7:49 still left in the first period. An extra point from Logan Depaepe tied the game at 7-7.

Waskom bounced back with a 71-yard drive of their own capped off by a five-yard score by Watson on another keeper. An extra point gave the Wildcats a 14-7 lead with 5:13 remaining in the opening stanza.

 In the second quarter, Bussey connected with Howard again for another touchdown, this time from 50 yards out, to tie the game at 14-14 with 6:50 left in the first half.

Moments after Waskom answered with an ensuing kickoff run for a 73-yard touchdown return by senior Zay Thomas which gave Waskom a 21-14 lead with 6:34 remaining in the second quarter.

In the final second of the first half, Bussey scored on a keeper and capped off a 14-play, 50-yard drive to pull the Bears to within one point of the Wildcats. A missed extra point sent the teams into the locker room with Waskom ahead leading 21-20.

Bear runningback Braden Courtney fumbled the second half kickoff and Waskom wasted no time scoring. Carson Gonzalez pulled down a pass from Watson for a 48-yard touchdown pass to increase the Wildcats lead to 28-20 with 11:40 still left in the third frame.

Courtney bounced back by taking a screen pass for an 18-yard touchdown with 7:59 left in the third quarter. A missed two-point conversion attempt kept Waskom’s lead at 28-26.

The Bears defense held for the remainder of the second half while they scored 23 unanswered points. Bussey scored twice on two quarterback scrambles and Courtney went in from 1-yard out with 6:18 left in the contest.Timpson now stands at 2-0 this season.

September 3, 2021 - Week 2 of Shelby County Football Scores

Friday, September 3
Center 14 - Jefferson 25, Final Score
Joaquin 14 - Elysian Fields 29, Final Score
Shelbyville 51 - Huntington 14, Final Score
Tenaha 41 - Arp 28, Final Score
Timpson 49 - Waskom 28, Final Score

Last week all five Shelby County varsity football teams kicked off their seasons.

The Center Roughriders (0-1) fell at home to the Tatum Eagles by a 68-26 score in their season opener. This week the Roughriders will host the Jefferson Bulldogs for Center’s homecoming game. Jefferson defeated visiting Pittsburg High School by a 15-12 score. Jefferson has an early 1-0 season win-loss record. Kickoff at Roughriders Stadium is on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

The Joaquin Rams fell in their season opener to the visiting Beckville Bearcats by a 50-39 score. The Rams’ record is at 0-1. They will travel to Elysian Fields for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on Friday, September 3 at Yellowjackets Stadium. The Yellowjackets lost to Harmony by a 25-14 score.

The Shelbyville Dragons dropped their opener at home to the Grapeland Sandies by a 50-30 score. The Dragons will host the Huntington Red Devils on Friday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Shelbyville Dragons Stadium. Huntington lost 47-21 to Arp.

The Tenaha Tigers (1-0) defeated the Honey Grove Warriors by a 35-0 score at Tenaha. The Tigers travel to Arp on Friday September 3, for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Arp Tigers Stadium. Arp defeated the Huntington Red Devils by a 47-21 score.

The Timpson Bears (1-0) defeated the Frankston Indians, at Frankston by a 61-0 score. Timpson hosts the (1-0) Waskom Wildcats on Friday, September 3, at 7:30 p.m. Alto cancelled their game with the Bears on this date due to a Covid outbreak. Waskom won at Garrison by a 45-0 score last week. Brookshire-Royal was originally scheduled to meet up with the Wildcats but also needed to cancel due to a Covid outbreak. This game will be the East Texas Game of the Week.

September 1, 2021 - The Center Lady Rider Volleyball team played Tuesday, August 31, and lost in four close sets to Timpson. Center lost their first set 20-25 but tied it up by taking the second set with a 25-16 score. However, Timpson came back to take the third set and fourth set for the overall win.

Next, the Lady Riders will travel away to compete in the Marshall Tournament on September 3 and 4. To view the CHS Volleyball Schedule, click here.

Scores for each set and stats for each player are listed below.

Set 1: Center 20 - Timpson 25
Set 2: Center 25 - Timpson 16
Set 3: Center 16 - Timpson 25
Set 4: Center 21 - Timpson 25

Number (Position), Player Name - Stats
#3 (Libero) Gracie Whisenant - 25 Digs
#4 (RS) Alli Stuever - 2 Kills, 4 Blocks, 4 Digs 
#5 (S) Mickihiya Cartwright - 18 Assists, 3 Digs
#6 (DS) Madison Pieper - 14 Digs 
#7 (DS/RS) Gabby Whisenant - 11 Digs
#9 (OH) May Johnson - 1 Kills, 7 Digs
#12 (S/OH/DS) Kaiya Hubbard - 1 Kills, 24 Digs
#14 (MB) Breanna Windham - 1 Kills, 1 Blocks, 8 Digs
#16 (MB) Aniyah Boykins - 13 Kills, 5 Blocks, 9 Digs

August 31, 2021 - JH scrimmage Thursday September 2nd at 5pm vs San Augustine in Shelbyville.

JV game at Huntington for Thursday September 2nd has been cancelled.

August 30, 2021 - Tenaha's JV game this Thursday, September 2, vs Center will be played in Tenaha at 5:30pm.

Tenaha's Varsity game is in Arp this Friday, September 3, at 7:30pm. The schedule says 7 and it is moved to 7:30pm.

Tenaha Raymond Jackson Stadium on Saturday, August 28, 2021 –

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The Tenaha Tigers varsity football team wasted no time as they defeated the visiting Honey Grove Warriors by a 35-0 score. The Tigers covered 65 yards in two plays on a drive which was finished with a Jeremy Patton touchdown run with 11:36 still left to play in the first quarter. Tiger Manuel Laredo kicked the extra point to give THS a 7-0 advantage. The Warriors soon after turned the ball back over on downs. Tenaha fumbled after a short possession.

The Warriors next moved the ball on a 7-play drive but, on fourth down, Tenaha’s  Ja’Tyrian Moore took a punt 88 yards for the Tiger’s second touchdown of the game. Laredo again booted the point after to give THS a 14-0 lead.

Moore intercepted a Warriors pass near midfield which led to the Tigers getting a 3-yard touchdown run from Javare Brown with 3:35 still left in the first period. Tenaha gained a 21-0 advantage.

Markevion Rasberry scored, during the second stanza, on a 3-yard run with 9:20 left in the first half of play. Another extra point gave THS a 28-0 lead.

Moore scored on a 30-yard reception from Trindon Claiborne with 5:47 left in the second period. Laredo’s extra point kick proved to be the final point of the contest. Tenaha moved the ball effectively to protect the 35-0 lead throughout the second half of the contest.

Tenaha now stands at 1-0 for the season and they will next travel to Arp High School next Friday, September 3, 2021 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Arp Tigers Stadium.

August 28, 2021 - Week 1 of Shelby County Football Scores

Saturday, August 28
Tenaha 35 - Honey Grove 0, Final Score
Thursday, August 26
Joaquin 39 - Beckville 50, Final Score
Friday, August 27
Center 26 - Tatum 68, Final Score
Shelbyville 30 - Grapeland 50, Final Score
Timpson 61 - Frankston 0, Final Score

Roughriders Stadium on Friday, August 27,2021 –

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The visiting Tatum Eagles took an early 7-0 lead during the Center Roughriders varsity football home opener on Friday. A 35-yard scoring strike from Eagles quarterback Kendric Malone to Kendal Williams gave THS the lead with 5:13 left in the opening period. Tatum added another touchdown reception late in the fist quarter when Malone hit Remington O’Brien for a 9-yard score with just 24 seconds left in the first quarter.

A special team miscue by Center gave the Eagles a 21-0 lead when Jackson Richardson picked up a short punt and raced into the endzone early in the second period.

The Roughriders got on the scoreboard when Da’nijhalon Gipson raced 72 yards for a touchdown on the ensuing kickoff. An extra point kick by Carlos Hernandez helped cut the THS lead to 21-7 with 11:22 remaining in the second stanza.

Malone hit Jayden Boyd for another Tatum touchdown reception with 6:36 left in the first half and the Eagles gained a 28-7 advantage.

Center later cut the Eagle’s lead to 28-14 when sophomore quarterback Emonte Cross scored on a keeper run from 1 yard out to cap a 69-yard CHS scoring drive with just 37 seconds left in the first half.

The Eagle’s ballooned their lead to 55-14 by the 2:12 mark of the third quarter. Center scored first in the final quarter when Cross completed a touchdown pass to cut the THS lead to 55-20 with 10:49 left in the final quarter. Gipson later scored from 40 yards away for Centers’ final score with 4:12 remaining and Tatum led 61-26 at that point.

The Eagles made the final score to take a 68-26 lead with 1 minute remaining which held up for the final score.

Center’s regular season record stands at 0-1. They will host the Jefferson Bulldogs on Friday, September 3, 2021 for the Roughrider’s Homecoming with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m.

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