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.

Joaquin Rams Stadium on Thursday, August 26, 2021 –

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The Joaquin Rams varsity football team led most of Thursday’s varsity opener against the visiting Beckville Bearcats but, they ultimately fell by a 50-39 score in a disappointing loss.

Joaquin gained a 6-0 lead with just 1:41 left in the opening period when junior Rams quarterback Cole Bragg took a keeper into the endzone from 2 yards out for the game’s first score.

Beckville took a 7-6 lead with 6 minutes left in the second quarter when Jkoby Williams raced downfield for a 73-yard score and the Bearcats added an extra point kick.

Gauge Jordan helped gave JHS a 12-7 lead with 4:40 left in the half with a 30-yard touchdown run, Malik Stotts added a 2-point conversion reception to the Rams tally which gave JHS a 14-7 lead.

Karter Jones returned the ensuing kickoff 72 yards for a BHS touchdown which tied the game 14-14 second later.

Andre Brown scored from 3 yards out to score on Joaquin’s next drive. JHS took a 20-14 lead with 2:56 left in the first half of play.

Bo Hammons hit Tyler Bryan for a 52-yard strike to give BHS a narrow 21-20 lead with just 1:52 left in the second stanza.

Andre Brown scored from 50 yards out with just 32 seconds left in the first half which gave Joaquin a 26-21 lead at halftime.

Scores early in the second half by Stotts and Bragg gave JHS a 39-21 advantage with 5:16 remaining in the third period. However, Beckville outscored the Rams 28-0 in the remaining 17 plus minutes to take the 50-39 road win.

The Rams regular season record stands at 0-1. They will next travel to Elysian Fields on Friday, September 3, 2021 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Yellowjackets Stadium.

August 24, 2021 - The Center Recreation Department is proud to announce that the 2021 Football and Fall Soccer signups will begin soon.

Where?  The Community House (425 San Augustine Street)
When? Tuesday, August 24th or Thursday August 26th
All Dates from 5:00 to 7:00pm

Parents are encouraged to come by City Hall at 617 Tenaha Street to sign up also. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8-4:30pm. If one of the signup dates doesn’t work for you, please come by City Hall before September 4th to sign up. After September 3th, there will be a $15 late fee added to the registration. For more information contact Jason Mitchell, City of Center Recreational Director at 936-590-7196.

Cash, Check or Card Accepted

Cost is $70 per child Soccer (Ages 3-14)
Cost is $80 per child Flag (Ages 4 – 7)
Cost is $105 per child Tackle (Ages 8-12)
(Includes Jersey, Flags, Pad and Helmet, insurance, and all fees)

Parents: Please Bring A Copy Of The Birth Certificate To Signups

Inscripciones de SOCCER Y Futbol Americano
El Departamento de Recreación de Center se enorgullece en anunciar que la inscripción para la temporada de otoño 2021 DE SOCER Y FUTBOL MAERICANO está por comenzar pronto.   
¿Donde? Community House (425 San Augustine Street)
¿Cuando? Martes, 24 de Agosto: Jueves, 26 de Agosto
En cada fecha de 5:00 a 7:00pm

Los padres pueden presentarse ala City Hall en 617 Tenaha Street para entregar sus inscripciones. Las horas de oficina son de Lunes-Viernes de 8 am – 4:30 pm.  Si alguna de las fechas de regristo no funciona para usted favor de pasar ala oficina antes del 4 de Septiembre. Despues del 3 de Septiembre abra un recargo de 15$. Para más información favor de comunicarse con Jason Mitchell, Director del Departamento de Recreación para la Ciudad de Center, al número 936-590-7196
Aceptamos tarjeta de credito or dinero en efectivo. 

El costo es de $70.00 cada niño(a) Soccer (Edades 4-14)
El costo es de $80.00 cada niño(a) Bandera (Edades 4 – 7)
El costo es de $105.00 cada niño(a) Tackle (Edades 8-12)
(Incluye jersey, banderas, cojines y casco, seguranza y todos los gastos de inscripción)

Parents: Please Bring A Copy Of The Birth Certificate To Signups

August 25, 2021 - The Center Lady Rider Volleyball team played Tuesday, August 24, and lost in five close sets to Gary. Center lost their first set 26-28 but tied it up by taking the second set with a 26-24 score. Gary came back to take the third set while Center continued to fight winning the 4th set 25-21. The match was decided in the final set which was won by Gary.

Next, the Lady Riders will travel away to compete against Timpson on August 31st. To view the CHS Volleyball Schedule, click here.

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

Set 1: Center 26 - Gary 28
Set 2: Center 26 - Gary 24
Set 3: Center 19 - Gary 25
Set 4: Center 25 - Gary 21
Set 5: Center 5 - Gary 15

Number (Position), Player Name - Stats
#2 (OH/DS) Kaylee Cox - 1 Kills, 18 Digs
#3 (Libero) Gracie Whisenant - 40 Digs
#4 (RS) Alli Stuever - 2 Kills, 3 Assists, 3 Digs 
#5 (S) Mickihiya Cartwright - 1 Aces, 10 Assists, 13 Digs
#6 (DS) Madison Pieper - 1 Aces, 20 Digs 
#7 (DS/RS) Gabby Whisenant - 2 Kills, 11 Digs
#9 (OH) May Johnson - 2 Kills, 1 Blocks, 7 Digs
#12 (S/OH/DS) Kaiya Hubbard - 3 Aces, 1 Kills, 1 Blocks, 24 Digs
#14 (MB) Breanna Windham - 3 Kills, 4 Blocks, 5 Digs
#16 (MB) Aniyah Boykins - 3 Kills, 3 Digs

August 24, 2021 - Center Roughriders - Tickets will be sold at the gate for ALL home games. Any questions please call the Athletic Office at 936-598-1520.

Shelby County high school football is headed into Week 1 of regular season, non-district, football competition. All five county teams have a game this week.

The Center Roughriders head into their Week 1 game with a new head coach Ricky Meeks. Center faces their former district rival, the Tatum Eagles at home in Roughriders Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 27,2021.

The Joaquin Rams will play a rare Thursday game when they host the Beckville Bearcats at Rams Stadium. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. on August 26, 2021.

The Shelbyville Dragons will host The Grapeland Sandies on Friday, August 27 a 7:30 p.m. kickoff is at Dragons Stadium.

The Tenaha Tigers host the Honey Grove Warriors at home in Raymond Jackson Stadium at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 28.

The Timpson Bears will travel to Frankston on Friday, August 27 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Indians Stadium.

Update: August 24, 2021 - The 9th grade football game will play at 5pm and the JV football game will play at 6pm. Both are at Tatum.

August 23, 2021 - Tickets will be sold online for the Riders vs Tatum JV Football game on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Tatum. The cost is $3 for adults and $2 for students. Game starts at 5:30pm.

Please use the following link:

Please see the below map for information regarding parking for the team and fans.

  • Athletic and Cheer Buses: Parking is located in the back area of the stadium, closest to the indoor facility in the bus parking slots
  • Visitor Parking: Parking is located behind the visitor’s stands. 

Please access both of these parking areas either from Hwy 149 to Sterling Price Drive to Jefferson Street or from Hwy 43 to Jefferson Street. This will enter you directly into the visitor’s parking lot.

Please contact the athletic office at 936-598-6173 with any questions. 

August 24, 2021 - The Joaquin Cross Country team is warming up to start competing with their first run in Broaddus on Wednesday, September 8. To see the full Cross Country Schedule, click here.

August 23, 2021 - The Center Varsity Lady Riders competed in West Rusk's two day tournament and ended with two wins following a rough start. The tournament started on Thursday with three tough losses against East Texas Home School, Big Sandy, and Harmony.

The team returned on Saturday and rallied to end the day on wins. They narrowly lost their first sets to West Rusk. Next the team faced Carlisle and T.K. Gorman Bishop with two strong wins defeating both with two set wins.

Thursday Games

Loss against East Texas Home School
   Set 1: 19 - 25
   Set 2: 17 - 25
Loss against Big Sandy
   Set 1: 20 - 25
   Set 2: 12 - 25
Loss against Harmony
   Set 1: 15 - 25
   Set 2: 16 - 25

Saturday Games

Loss against West Rusk
     Set 1: 22 - 25
     Set 2: 21 - 25
Win against Carlisle
     Set 1: 25 - 16
     Set 2: 25 - 13
Win against T.K. Gorman Bishop
     Set 1: 25 - 16
     Set 2: 25 - 17

August 23, 2021 - The Shelbyville Junior High volleyball games in Colmesneil today, August 23 have been cancelled.