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October 25, 2022 - Center ISD games vs Bullard this week are moving up one day.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 - JH games in Center. Game Times will remain the same.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 - 9th and JV Games in Bullard. Game Times will remain the same. *AWAY ONLINE ONLY TICKETS - see below
  • Thursday, Oct. 27 - Varsity v Bullard in Center. 7:30 Kick Off. 7:00 pm Senior Night

October 24, 2022 - The Center Roughrider's JV and Freshman football team will travel to Bullard on Wednesday, October 26 (Updated). Bullard tickets are sold online only - no cash at the gate! Click the following link to purchase tickets - https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/5b6f33c6-17c6-4afe-81c8-c9f9e79657aa.

Three five Shelby County’s varsity football teams took losses this past week.

The Center Roughriders are now 5-3 overall. They have a 2-2 record in District 8 4A-2 conference action. They fell at Carthage to the Bulldogs by a 64-28 score. This week the ‘Riders host Bullard on Thursday, October 27, 2022 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Roughriders Stadium. The Bullard Panthers (3-4, 2-1) fell to visiting Rusk by a 47-35 score.

The Joaquin Rams is now 4-1 in District 11 2A-1 action this season. The Rams fell at home to the Timpson Bears by a 25-22 score. The Rams are 6-2 overall. They will travel to West Sabine on Thursday October 27, 2022 for a 7 p.m. kickoff with the 3-5 Tigers. WSHS had a bye last Friday. They are 2-2 in District 11 action. Timpson is 8-0 overall and 4-0 in District 11 2A-1. They will host the 5-3, 2-2 Shelbyville Dragons at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 27. The Dragons took a 59-46 home win over the winless San Augustine Wolves last week.

The Tenaha Tigers are now 3-5. They are 1-2 in District 11 2A-2 play. The Tigers lost by a 23-20 score to the Cushing Bearkats on Friday. This week they will host the Mount Enterprise Wildcats with a 7 p.m. kickoff on Friday, October 21 at Raymond Jackson Stadium. The Wildcats are 1-6 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

October 25, 2022 - The playing dates for the Joaquin Rams' football games this week versus West Sabine have been changed due to the incoming weather on Friday. 

The Junior High and JV games will be played on Wednesday, October 26 beginning at 4:30 PM at Home.  

The Varsity game will be played on Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 PM at West Sabine. 

October 24, 2022 - The Shelbyville Dragon’s football game versus Timpson for middle school only has been moved to Wednesday, October 26 at 5pm at Shelbyville.

The High School football game against Timpson has been moved to Thursday, October 27 at 7pm at Timpson.

Joaquin Rams Stadium on Friday, October 21, 2022 –

(Photo Album)

The Timpson Bears varsity football team maintained an unblemished season record with a narrow 25-22 come from behind win over the Joaquin Rams. The Bears now hold an 8-0 season mark and a 4-0 District 11 2A-1 standing. The Rams are at 6-2, 3-1.

Joaquin capped a 60-yard scoring drive when senior running back Andre Brown bolted into the endzone from 11 yards out to help JHS take a 7-0 lead with 7:35 left in the first quarter.

Joaquin held Timpson to just four plays on their first drive as the Bears were forced to punt the ball back to the Rams with four minutes left in the first frame.

With 6:46 left in the second quarter, Joaquin capped an 84-yard drive with a 16-yard Malik Stotts touchdown run that helped JHS take a 14-0 lead over the Bears.

Timpson answered back with a 64-yard scoring drive which was capped by a 56-yard touchdown by junior quarterback Terry Bussey. Sophomore Geo Bryant added an extra point kick and Timpson trailed 14-7 with 4:11 left in the first half.

At the beginning of the third period, Timpson had a 70-yard reception called back but later scored on a 44-yard Bryant reception for a touchdown with 8:57 remaining in the period. Joaquin blocked the extra point kick attempt. The Rams held a narrow 14-13 advantage.

Timpson shut down Joaquin’s next offensive drive on 3-downs and a punt. The Bears drove the ball 40 yards and scored when Bussey ran in on a 1-yard touchdown run with 3:15 left in the third stanza. THS led 19-14. This was Timpson’s first lead of the contest.

Bussey again scored near the beginning of the fourth quarter and Timpson led 25-14 after the Bears extra point attempt failed.

Bussey intercepted a JHS pass with 9:36 left in the game to help the Bears take precious time off the remaining game clock. Joaquin was able to make a defensive stand and force the Bears to punt the ball back to Joaquin with 3:36 left in the game. Joaquin moved the ball 47-yards and scored when junior Gauge Jordan took a keeper run into the endzone from 3 yards out. Junior Jericho Newman ran a 2-point conversion run in to cut Timpson’s lead to 25-22 with just 39 seconds left to play.

An onside kick by the Rams was recovered by the Bears and they were able to expire the remaining time on the playclock for the win.

Timpson will host the Shelbyville Dragons next Thursday, October 27, 2022 at John Herbert Eakin Stadium at 7 p.m. The Dragons took a 59-46 home win over the winless San Augustine Wolves on Friday. The Dragons are 2-2 in District 11 games.

Joaquin will travel to West Sabine next Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m. at Tigers Stadium. WSHS had a bye last Friday. They are 2-2 in District 11 action.

October 21, 2022 - Week 9 of Shelby County Varsity Football Scores.

Friday, October 21
Center 28 - Carthage 64, Final Score
Timpson 25 - Joaquin 22, Final Score
Shelbyville 59 - San Augustine, 46 Final Score
Tenaha 20 - Cushing 23, Final Score

October 21, 2022 - The Center Roughrider Tennis Team Regional Finals playoff tournament against Academy is today at 1pm.

To keep up with live match scores, click here.

October 20, 2022 - The Center Roughrider Tennis Team won the Regional Semifinals today, October 20, 2022 against Hamshire-Fannett to advance to the Regional Final round of playoffs. Center won 10-5.

The Riders will face Academy tomorrow, October 21 at 1pm at the A&M Consolidated High School courts, 1801 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy S., College Station, TX 77840. 

UPDATE - The Center Roughrider Tennis team will be leaving by 1pm today and will travel around the square. Anyone wanting to help send the team off to Bryan College Station for playoffs, line up downtown by 12:50pm and lets cheer them on!


October 19, 2022 - The Rider Tennis Team won in the Conference 4A Region Quarterfinal round of playoffs against Madisonville on October 18 at the Livingston High School tennis courts. The team will travel to compete in the Region Semifinals in Bryan College Station on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21.

Center's first opponent will be Hamshire-Fannett at 1pm on Thursday at the A&M Consolidated High School courts, 1801 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy S., College Station, TX 77840.

Results from Quarterfinal playoff will be published once available along with photos.

Center Rider Team Tennis Wins Bi-District Championship

October 13, 2022 (Photo Album) - The Center Roughrider Tennis team played Franklin on Monday, October 10 in the Bi-District round of the playoffs and came away with a 10-7 victory.

The Riders would lead 5-2 after doubles and carry that momentum going into singles where the Riders would pick up 4 girls singles wins and 1 boys singles to clinch the 10th win to advance to the Area round.

Bi-District Playoff Results - Center Versus Franklin:

Boys Doubles
1. Ethan McElroy/Braiden Walker lost both sets 2-6, 0-6
2. Nathan Creech/Ryan Arndt lost both sets 1-6, 1-6
3. Connor McCauley/Ryker Tomlin won both sets 6-2, 6-2

Girls Doubles
1. Sayre Hall/Reese Cockrell won both sets 6-4, 7-5
2. Brooke Gaddy/Jalen Postell won both sets 6-0, 7-5
3. Arista Lee/Hollie Herndon won both sets 6-2, 6-1

Mixed Doubles - John Ford/Kelly Bridges won both sets 7-5, 6-4

Boys Singles
1. Ethan McElroy lost both sets 3-6, 0-6
2. Braiden Walker lost both sets 2-6, 0-6
3. Connor McCauley won both sets 6-4, 6-3
4. Nathan Creech lost both sets 2-6, 4-6
5. Ryan Arndt lost both sets 3-6, 2-6

Girls Singles
1. Brooke Gaddy lost in a super tiebreak
2. Sayre Hall won both sets 6-2, 6-4
3. Jalen Postell won both sets 6-2, 6-1
4. Arista Lee  won both sets 6-1, 6-0
5. Reese Cockrell won both sets 6-3, 6-0


Rider Team Tennis Wins Area Championship

The Riders next played Caldwell on Thursday, October 13 in the Area round of the playoffs and came away with another 10-7 victory.

The Riders would lead 4-3 after doubles and leaned heavily on the girls singles who would sweep all 6 of their matches to give us the 10-7 victory with 2 boys singles still being played.

This puts the team into the Region Quarterfinals to meet the winner of Madisonville / Cameron Yoe who play tomorrow morning.

(Update):The Region Quarterfinal will be played on October 18 against Madisonville at the Livingston High School tennis courts.. The winner will advance to the Region tournament to be held in Bryan College Station on October 20-21.

Area Playoff Results - Center Versus Caldwell:

Boys Doubles
1. Ethan McElroy/Braiden Walker lost both sets
2. Nathan Creech/Ryan Arndt lost both sets
3. Connor McCauley/Ryker Tomlin won both set 6-2, 6-4

Girls Doubles
1. Sayre Hall/Reese Cockrell won both sets 6-0, 6-1
2. Brooke Gaddy/Jalen Postell won both sets 6-0, 6-2
3. Arista Lee/Hollie Herndon won both sets 6-3, 6-1

Mixed Doubles - John Ford/Kelly Bridges lost both sets 2-6, 3-6

Boys Singles
1. Ethan McElroy lost both sets 2-6, 3-6
2. Braiden Walker lost both sets 1-6, 2-6
3. Connor McCauley lost
4. Nathan Creech lost
5. Ryan Arndt lost both sets 2-6, 1-6

Girls Singles
1. Brooke Gaddy won both sets 6-1, 6-2
2. Sayre Hall won both sets 6-0, 6-1
3. Jalen Postell won both sets 6-1, 6-3
4. Arista Lee won both sets 6-2, 6-1
5. Reese Cockrell won both sets 6-1, 6-2
6. Kelly Bridges won both sets 6-1, 6-2

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