All five Shelby County varsity football teams took wins this past week.

The Center Roughriders are now 5-2 overall. They have a 2-1 record in District 8 4A-2 conference action. They hosted the Van Vandals and took a 63-21 win. This week the ‘Riders travel to Carthage on Friday, October 21, 2022 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Bulldogs Stadium. Carthage is 8-0 after winning 49-0 over the Eagles at Rusk on Friday.

The Joaquin Rams are now 4-0 in District 11 2A-1 action this season. The Rams traveled to San Augustine’s Wolves and won 57-0. The Rams are 6-1 overall. They will host the 7-0 Timpson Bears on Friday, October 21 at 7 p.m. The Bears are 3-0 in the district after beating West Sabine 70-8 at Timpson on Friday.

The Shelbyville Dragons They are 4-3 this season and 1-2 in District 11 2A-1 competition. They traveled to Grapeland’s Sandies Stadium where they won 55-34. The Dragons will host the San Augustine Wolves on Friday, October 21. Kickoff at Dragons Stadium is at 7 p.m. the Wolves are 0-7 overall and 0-3 in the conference.

The Tenaha Tigers are now 3-4. They are 1-1 in District 11 2A-2 play. The Tigers hosted the Alto Yellowjackets and they came back from a deficit to win 43-42. This week they will travel to Cushing for a 7 p.m. kickoff on Friday, October 21 at Bearkats Stadium. Cushing (5-2, 1-1) hosted Overton and won in overtime 22-15 on Friday.

Tenaha Raymond Jackson Stadium on Saturday, October 15, 2022 –

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The Tenaha Tigers varsity football team had little success in the first half of their 2022 Homecoming game as they trailed the visiting Alto Yellowjackets by a 22-7 score going into the midway intermission.

Things got worse as the Tigers gave up two more touchdowns to Alto by the 9:33 minute mark of the third period. They trailed Alto 36-7.

Two minutes later things began to change as Kamarion Ross capped a 50-yard scoring drive with a 3-yard touchdown run which pulled THS to within 36-13 of Alto after a failed 2-point conversion attempt.

Alto fumbled and Kajavian Ross returned it for the Tigers to the Alto 40-yard line with 5:09 left in the third stanza. With 3:29 left in the period, JaTyrion Moore scored on a 20-yard weaving keeper run for a touchdown which cut the AHS lead to 36-21 after he ran in a 2-point conversion run.

Moore scored on a 54-yard run with 8:15 left in the fourth period and he again added a 2-pt conversion to pull THS to seven points with Alto holding a 36-29 advantage.

Jordan Reese later added a 15-yard touchdown run and Michael Santana booted through an extra point kick to tie the game at 36-36 with 4:33 left in the contest.

Alto’s Clayton Terry regained the lead for AHS with a 53-yard touchdown with 1:05 left in the game. A conversion attempt failed and Alto led 42-36.

Tenaha moved the ball to Alto’s 5-yard line on their next possession and they were first and goal with just 28 seconds remaining. Moore found Charles Hervey for a 5-yard touchdown reception which tied the game at 42-42. Santana added another extra point kick and THS took their first lead at 43-42 with only 24 seconds left.

Alto mishandled the ensuing kickoff in what proved to be the final chance for a Yellowjackets comeback, as Tenaha’s Dejaylon Cooks alertly scooped up the football and gained possesion for Tenaha. The Tigers were then able to take a knee and expire the remaining time off the clock for the win.

Tenaha is now 3-4 this season and they have a 1-1 District 11 2A-2 record with 3 conference games remaining. They will travel to Cushing next Friday, October 21, 2022 for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Bearkats Stadium. Cushing is 1-1 in the conference after a 49-20 loss at Carlisle on Friday.

Center Roughriders Stadium on Friday, October 14, 2022 –

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The Center Roughriders varsity football team took a 63-21 District 8 4A-2 varsity football win over the visiting Van Vandals (5-3) on Friday. The win gives Center a 5-2 overall record and they have a 2-1 conference mark.

A 63-yard touchdown reception from Emonte Cross to Jake Morris just 35 seconds into the game gave Center a 6-0 advantage. Carlos Hernandez added his first, of what ended up being nine, extra points kicks for the night and the ‘Riders led 7-0 with 11:25 still left in the first quarter.

Cross hit Morris again just one minute later for a 50-yard score to give CHS a 14-0 advantage with 10:20 left in the opening frame. Da’nijhalon Gipson later recovered a fumble to give CHS possession of the football with 5:31 left in the first period. ‘Rider Kaden Dixon capped the next drive with a 4-yard scoring run which gave CHS a 21-0 lead with 5:13 left in the first stanza.

Garrett Florey scored on a 2-yard run for the Vandals with 11:02 left in the second period. Sergio Salinas added an extra point kick and Van trailed 21-7.

TJ Davis capped a Center scoring drive with a 1-yard touchdown run with 8:08 left in the second frame and CHS led 28-7. With 2:18 left before halftime Cross again found Morris this time for a 32-yard score which gave CHS a 35-7 lead.

The third quarter saw the Vandals pull to within 35-14 after Garrett Florey scored on a 2-yard touchdown run.

Center bounced back when Cross hit Christopher Evans for a 45-yard touchdown reception just 12 seconds later.

The Vandals answered with a 50-yard touchdown run with 6:47 left in the third period. Center led 42-21.

Center recovered a Van fumble with 2:37 left in the third frame and Dixon scored on Center’s ensuing drive on a 36-yard touchdown run with just 21 seconds left in the third period. CHS led 49-21. The quarter ended on a Jaxon Parker sack of the Vandal’s quarterback.

Lance Wilburn took a Cross pass and raced 25 yards for another Center score which helped give them a 56-21 lead with 9:37 left in the game. The game’s final touchdown came on a 48-yard punt return by Gipson with 7:05 left in the contest. A JaKeyvius Polk interception with less than five minutes left gave CHS possession of the football and they were able to run off the remaining time for the 63-21 win.

Center will travel to Carthage next Friday, October 21, 2022 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Bulldogs Stadium. Carthage is 8-0 and 4-0 in District 8. They won on Friday at Rusk by a 49-0 score.

October 14, 2022 - Week 8 of Shelby County Varsity Football Scores.

Saturday, October 15
Tenaha 43 - Alto 42, Final Score
Friday, October 14
Center 63 - Van 21, Final Score
Joaquin 57 - San Augustine 0, Final Score
Shelbyville 55 - Grapeland 34, Final Score
Timpson 70 - West Sabine 8, Final Score

The Center Roughriders had a bye for Friday October 7. The Roughriders are now 4-2 overall. They have a 1-1 record in District 8 4A-2 conference action. They will host the Van Vandals on Friday, October 14, 2022.Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

The Joaquin Rams are now 3-0 in District 11 2A-1 action this season. Joaquin won at home over the Grapeland Sandies by a 48-8 score. The Rams will travel to San Augustine’s Wolves Stadium for a 7 p.m. kickoff with the Wolves who are 0-6 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

The Shelbyville Dragons fell to the visiting Garrison Bulldogs by a 64-34 score last Friday. They are 3-3 this season and 0-2 in District 11 2A-1 competition. They will travel to Grapeland’s Sandies Stadium for a kickoff at 7 p.m. Friday. Grapeland is 1-6, 0-3. They fell at Joaquin by a 48-8 score.

The Tenaha Tigers are now 2-4 after falling to the 6-0 Price Carlisle Indians by a 48-0 score last Friday. They are 0-1 in District 11 2A-2 play. The Tigers will host the Alto Yellowjackets (3-2) on Saturday, October 15 at 6 p.m. This will be the Tigers 2022 Homecoming game.

The Timpson Bears are 6-0 overall and they enjoyed a bye week on Friday. The Bears are 2-0 now in District 11 2A-1 play. The Bears will host the West Sabine Tigers (3-4) on Friday October 14.  Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

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The Shelbyville Dragons varsity football team fell at home to the Garrison Bulldogs (5-2) by a 64-34 score during a District 11 2A-1 game. The Dragons are now 1-1 in the conference and 3-3 overall.

The Bulldogs gained the first lead when junior quarterback Brayden Davidson hit junior receiver Ja’Christopher Shepherd for a 12-yard touchdown reception which gave GHS a 6-0 advantage with 8:27 left in the first quarter. The Bulldogs extra point attempt failed.

With 4:24 left in the first quarter the Dragons saw the game tied when the Dragons intercepted a Bulldogs pass and returned it 12 yards for a score. The Dragons extra point attempt also failed and the game was tied at 6-6.

Davidson found sophomore Gavin Pollard for the Bulldogs second touchdown later in the first quarter, and Shalin Marquez kicked an extra point to give GHS a 13-6 advantage with 1:44 remaining. Freshman Benny Smith scored for the Dragons on a 4-yard touchdown run with 5:35 left in the second frame. The extra point attempt failed and GHS led 13-12.

Omarion Rasberry scored for Garrison on a 4-yard touchdown run and he gave the Bulldogs a 19-12 advantage with 4:24 left in the second quarter.

Shelbyville led by a single point at 20-19 after DJ Barnes hit Dylan Parker for a 58-yard scoring strike with 1:39 left in the first half.

Isaac McCrumby pulled down a reception for a score which helped GHS regain the lead at 27-20 with just 42 seconds left till halftime. A Shelbyville fumble gave the Bulldogs an opportunity to score again and Wolfrum kicked a 29-yard field goal which gave Garrison a 30-20 lead as the teams headed to the locker rooms at the midway break.

Four second half touchdown runs by Bulldog Javien Black proved to help GHS extend their lead during the second half of play, and to take the game by a 64-34 margin.

Shelbyville will travel to Grapeland next Friday, October 14, 2022 for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Sandies Stadium. Grapeland fell to Joaquin last Friday by a 48-8 score. The Sandies are 1-6 overall and 0-3 in district play.

October 7, 2022 - Week 7 of Shelby County Varsity Football Scores.

Friday, October 7
Joaquin 48 - Grapeland 8, Final Score
Tenaha 0 - Price Carlisle 48, Final Score
Shelbyville 34 - Garrison 64, Final Score

October 6, 2022 - The District volleyball tournament scheduled for October 15th has been cancelled. Middle School's last volleyball game is Monday October 17th, here in Shelbyville first game at 4:30. 2 teams will play Gary Middle school teams, and our other 2 teams will play each other.

October 6, 2022 - Use the link below to purchase tickets for the 9/JV Football game at Van High School, October 13, 2022.

October 5, 2022 - The Center Rider Tennis team travelled to Hudson on Tuesday, October 4 to determine the District 17 Championship. The match would start with doubles and the Riders pulled out a few necessary close match ups to take a commanding 6-1 lead. The singles matches would split with Hudson winning 6 and Center 6 which gave the Riders an overall 12-7 victory!

Playoffs will begin next week and the Riders will face Franklin who is the #4 team from District 18. The match up has yet to be finalized for a location but will be played on Monday afternoon.

The full playoff bracket is available this weekend on the team tennis page (Conference 4A).

Go Riders!!!!!

Center Versus Hudson Tournament Results
(12-7 win, 18-8 with Extra Matches)

Boys Doubles
Braiden Walker/Ethan McElroy won both sets (6-3, 7-6)
Nathan Creech/Ryan Arndt lost both sets (1-6, 4-6)
Connor McCauley/Ryker Tomlin won both sets (6-0, 6-1)

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

Mixed Doubles - John Ford/Kelly Bridges won in a super tiebreak 10-5 (Sets 4-6, 6-1)

Boys Singles
Ethan McElroy lost both sets 4-7, 4-6
Braiden Walker lost in a super tiebreak 5-10 (Sets 6-3, 4-6)
Connor McCauley won both sets 6-0, 6-3
Nathan Creech lost in a super tiebreak 10-8 (Sets 1-6, 6-4)
John Ford lost in a super tiebreak 9-11 (Sets 6-3, 0-6)
Ryan Arndt lost both sets (5-7, 1-6)

Girls Singles
Brooke Gaddy lost both sets (5-7, 2-6)
Sayre Hall won both sets (6-1, 6-0)
Jalen Postell won both sets (6-0, 6-0)
Arista Lee won both sets (6-0, 6-0)
Reese Cockrell won both sets (6-1, 6-1)
Kelly Bridges won both sets (6-4, 6-2)

Extra Matches:
Boys Doubles - Hunter Cooper/Charlie Corbell won 9-8 (tiebreak 10-5)
Girls Doubles - Anna Hagler/Gracie Burch won 8-0
Boys Singles - Ryker Tomlin won 8-6; Hunter Cooper lost 6-8
Girls Singles - Hollie Herndon won 8-0; Anna Hagler won 8-0; Gracie Burch won 6-0