Last week Shelby County Varsity Football teams went a combined 3-1.

The Center Roughriders took a 65-44 road win over the Daingerfield Tigers. The ‘Riders are now 3-1 for the season and they will begin District 8 4A-2 play with Canton High School. The game will be Center’s 2022 Homecoming on Friday September 23, 2022. Kickoff at Roughriders Stadium is at 7:30 p.m. The Canton Eagles are 2-2. They beat visiting Mabank on Friday by a 35-7 score.

Joaquin enjoyed a bye week for September 16. They are 2-1 this season. The Rams will host the Shelbyville Dragons on Friday, September 23. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. This will begin District 11 2A play for both teams. Shelbyville is 3-1 and beat KIPP Generations Public Charter School by a 61-0 score last Friday.

The Tenaha Tigers took a tough 66-51 loss on the road to the Arp Tigers. Tenaha is now 2-2. They will travel to Dekalb on Friday, September 23, for a 7 p.m. kickoff, at Bears Stadium. The Bears are 2-1. They beat visiting Harmony High School by a 47-33 score on Friday. This game is non-district.

The Timpson Bears (4-0) are the final unbeaten team in Shelby County. Timpson took a 40-14 win over the Waskom Wildcats last Friday. Timpson will host the Grapeland Sandies on Friday, September 23 at 7 p.m. This is a District 11 2A opener for these teams. Grapeland is 1-3. They got their first win last Friday by defeating the Groveton Indians 44-26 at Sandies Stadium.

Shelbyville Dragons Stadium on Friday, September 16, 2022 –

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The Shelbyville Dragons varsity football team improved their season record to 3-1 with a lopsided 61-0 win over the KIPP Generations Collegiate Jaguars. KIPP (1-3) is a public charter high school from the Houston area.

The Dragons scored early and often and they scored all 61 of their points in the first half. Senior runningback Adaybran Davis scored the Dragons first touchdown with a 88 yard opening kickoff return for a touchdown to start the contest. Tim Mason added his first of many extra points kicks to give Shelbyville a 7-0 lead with 11:48 left in the opening quarter. The Jaguars first offensive drive stalled and they punted the ball back to SHS with 9 minutes remaining in the first quarter.

Dragons junior wide receive Frandrydric Buckley scored on a 30-yard touchdown reception from sophomore quarterback TJ Barnes which helped give his team a 14-0 lead with 7:41 left in the first stanza. Barnes found Buckley again with 5:16 left in the first period for a score which put Shelbyville up 21-0. Sophomore safety Dylan Parker intercepted a Jaguars pass and returned it for a touchdown which gave the Dragons a 29-0 advantage with 3:05 still left in the opening frame. Senior runningback Zay Cartwright exploded for a 62-yard touchdown run with only 40 seconds left in the opening quarter.

Shelbyville took a 36-0 lead into the second quarter. Just 13 seconds into the frame, Buckley scored again this time on a 50-yard reception which gave the Dragons a 42-0 advantage with 11:47 left in the second quarter. Shelbyville would go on to get additional scores from Cartwright, Davis, and Andrew Risinger during the remainder of the first half. This allowed them to take a comfortable 61-0 lead into the midway intermission.

Neither team scored during the second half as the fans saw a running clock and plenty of substitutions in a fast moving second half of play.

The Dragons will begin District 11 2A play next Friday, September 23, 2022 as they travel to Joaquin for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Rams Stadium. The Rams are 2-1 and had a bye week this Friday.

September 16, 2022 (Photo Albums - Parade, Coronation) - The Shelbyville Dragon's homecoming coronation ceremony ended with Gracie Slocum crowned the 2022 queen. The 2021 Homecoming Queen Neera Smith placed the crown on the new reigning queen. Slocum was escorted by Ashton Bragg.

Additional announcements included football sweetheart Gracie Leach, band sweetheart Abby Shofner, band beau Reese Davis, mascot sweetheart Chloe Musico, and cheerleader sweethearts Gracie Leach and Kara Jones.

The Dragons defeated their rival 61-0 and ended the game quickly.

September 16, 2022 - Week 4 of Shelby County Varsity Football Scores.

Friday, September 16
Center 65 - Daingerfield 44, Final Score
Shelbyville 61 - KIPP Generations Academy 0, Game Called, Final Score
Tenaha 51 - Arp 66, Final Score
Timpson 40 - Waskom 14, Final Score

Last week Shelby County Varsity Football teams went a combined 3-2.

The Center Roughriders fell to the visiting North Desoto La. Gremlins 71-48. The ‘Riders are now 2-1 and will travel to Daingerfield to face the Tigers (2-1). The Tigers lost at home to Timpson by a 54-28 score. Kickoff at Tigers Stadium is on Friday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. Daingerfield fell at home to Timpson 54-28 last week.

The Joaquin Rams enjoyed a 2022 Homecoming win over county rival Tenaha by a 56-6 score. The Rams are now 2-1 and will enjoy an off week. They will next face Shelbyville in two weeks on September, 23 at home. The Tenaha Tigers are 2-1 and will host the Arp Tigers this Friday, September 16 at 7 p.m. Arp is 0-3 and fell at home to Carlisle by a 60-30 score.

The Shelbyville Dragons (2-1) took a 43-21 road win over the Elysian Fields Yellowjackets to move their record to 2-1. The Dragons will now host the KIPP Generations Academy Jaguars for their 2022 SHS Homecoming on Friday, September 16 at 7 p.m. KIPP (1-1) fell at home to KIPP East End last week by a 14-6 score.

The Timpson Bears are the last remaining undefeated team in Shelby County and they boast a 3-0 win-loss record after getting a 54-28 road win over the Daingerfield Tigers. The Bears will host the Waskom Wildcats on Friday, September 16 at 7 p.m. Waskom (1-1) fell to the Sabine Cardinals 36-34 on the road.

September 13, 2022 - The Center Varsity tennis team split their last two matches. They lost to the #4 state ranked Lindale Eagles on Saturday, September 10th with a final tournament result of 1-18 and won over Kilgore 14-5 at home on Monday, September 12th. 

Against Kilgore, the girls once again swept their matches winning all the girls doubles, mixed, and singles. The overall total against Kilgore was Center 16 - Kilgore 5.

In upcoming matches, the Junior Varsity team will travel to Lufkin on Thursday, September 15, 2022 and Varsity team will play at home against Jacksonville on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

Go Riders!!!

Match Results for Center versus Lindale:

Girls Doubles:
1. Sayre Hall/Reese Cockrell lost both sets 1-6, 5-7
2. Jalen Postell/Arista Lee lost in a tie break 7-10, Sets 7-6, 4-6
3. Kelly Bridges/Hollie Herndon lost in a tie break 9-11, Sets 6-3, 1-6

Boys Singles:
1. Connor McCauley/Braiden Walker lost both sets 1-6, 0-6
2. John Ford/Ryan Arndt lost both sets 1-6, 1-6
3. Nathan Creech/Hunter Cooper lost both sets 0-6, 0-6

Mixed Doubles: Ethan McElroy/Brooke Gaddy lost both sets 3-6, 1-6

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

Girls Singles:
1. Brooke Gaddy lost both sets 1-6, 1-6
2. Sayre Hall lost both sets 3-6, 3-6
3. Jalen Postell won in a tie break, Sets 6-4, 4-6
4. Arista Lee lost both sets 4-6, 3-6
5. Reese Cockrell lost both sets 2-6, 2-6
6. Kelly Bridges lost both sets 1-6, 1-6

Extra Matches:
Girls Doubles: Laura Anne Scull/Anna Hagler lost in tie break 4-7, Set 8-8
Boys Doubles: Octavio Hernandez/Ryker Tomlin lost 4-8
Mixed Doubles: Charlie Corbell/Gracie Burch lost 1-8
Boys Singles: Hunter Cooper lost 2-8, Octavio Cooper lost 2-8, Ryker Tomlin lost 6-8, Charlie Corbell lost 2-8
Girls Singles: Hollie Herndon lost 6-8, Laura Anne Scull lost 2-8, Anna Hagler lost 1-8, Gracie Burch lost 6-8

Match Results for Center versus Kilgore:

Boys Doubles:
1. Ethan McElroy/Braiden Walker lost in a tiebreak 8-10, Sets 2-6, 6-2
2. Nathan Creech/John Ford lost both sets 0-6, 3-6
3. Ryan Arndt/Hunter Cooper won in a tiebreak 10-6, Sets 6-4, 4-6

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

Mixed Doubles:
1. Connor McCauley/Jalen Postell won both sets 6-4, 6-2

Boys Singles:
1. Ethan McElroy lost 5-8
2. Connor McCauley lost 5-8
3. Braiden Walker lost 4-8
4. Nathan Creech won 8-5
5. John Ford won 8-6
6. Ryan Arndt won 7-9

Girls Singles:
1. Brook Gaddy won 8-1
2. Sayre Hall won 8-3
3. Jalen Postell won 8-3
4. Arista Lee won 8-2
5. Kelly Bridges won 8-0
6. Laura Anne Scull won 9-7

Extra Matches:
Boys Singles: Charlie Corbell won 8-6
Girls Singles: Anna Hagler won 8-0

September 12, 2022 - Thursday night September 15th, 2022 the Dragons will have three football games in Shelbyville starting with the 7th grade at 5pm. The 7th and 8th grade will play San Augustine and the JV team will play Center's Freshman team.

Joaquin Rams Stadium on Saturday, September 10, 2022 –

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The Joaquin Rams varsity football team enjoyed a 56-6 2022 Homecoming win over their Shelby County rivals the Tenaha Tigers. Both team’s regular season record now stands at 2-1.

Tenaha turned the ball over when their first drive stalled and the punt attempt saw the snap sail over the punters head.

The Rams got on the scoreboard early when junior runningback Jericho Newman found the endzone on a 5-yard touchdown run with 8:27 left in the first quarter. Jose Bravo added the first of his 8 extra point kicks for the night and Joaquin led 7-0.

In the second quarter senior runningback Malik Storrs went 59 yards for a touchdown run which gave JHS a 21-0 lead with 9:54 left. Rams junior quarterback Gauge Jordan added three scoring runs from 25, 32, and 78 yards which gave Joaquin a 42-0 lead at halftime.

Tenaha got on the board when sophomore receiver Brikelian Kenney scored on a 31-yard touchdown to cut Joaquin’s lead to 42-6 early in the third period. Joaquin bounced back with a 56-yard score from senior back Andre Brown. JHS took a 49-6 lead into the fourth quarter of play.

Joaquin added another score in the final period to earn the win.

The Rams will host the Shelbyville Dragons in two weeks on Friday, September 23, 2022. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. in Rams Stadium. Shelbyville is 2-1 and they beat Elysian Fields on the road by a 43-21 score.

Tenaha will host the Arp Tigers (0-3) on Friday, September 16, 2022. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. at Tenaha’s Raymond Jackson Stadium. Arp lost at home to Carlisle by a 60-30 score.

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September 9, 2022 - Week 3 of Shelby County Varsity Football Scores.

Saturday, September 10
Joaquin 56 - Tenaha 6, Final Score

Friday, September 9
Center 42 - N. DeSoto 71, Final Score
Shelbyville 43 - Elysian Fields 21, Final Score
Timpson 54 - Daingerfield 28, Final Score

Center Roughriders Stadium on Friday, September 9, 2022 –

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The Center Roughriders varsity football team fell to the visiting North Desoto Griffins by a 71-42 final score on Friday. The Griffins took a 7-0 lead just 14 seconds into the contest when Cole Cory took the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown to open the game. Sam Odom added the extra point kick.

Center fumbled the ball to the Griffins on their first drive but the Griffins returned the favor when they fumbled the ball back at the Center 1-yard line. With 10:22 minutes left in the first quarter, North Desoto’s Kaleb Carter recovered another Center fumble in the endzone and NDHS went ahead of Center by a 14-0 score. Carter recovered yet another fumble for the Griffins and they scored on a 12-play drive, and went up 21-0, with 4:19 left in the opening period. Lincoln Cooper scored on a blocked punt returned for a score which gave NDHS a 28-0 lead with 3:09 left in the first stanza.

Center got on the board when quarterback Emonte Cash Cross hit Christopher Marr Mar Evans for a 56-yard touchdown catch and run. A Debraylon Moore extra point kick pulled CHS to within three touchdowns of Desoto with the score at 28-7.

The second quarter saw Luke Delafield hit Landon Falls for a touchdown reception with 11:57 left. The Griffins led 35-7.

Center bounced back when Kaden Dixon scored from 11 yards out at the 8:33 mark to cut the Griffin’s lead to 35-14.

The Griffins led 43-14 after a Brian Banks touchdown with 6:12 left in the first half.

 With 4:10 left before the intermission, Cross hit Evans for a 27-yard ‘Riders touchdown reception and the NDHS lead was cut to 43-21.

Another Griffins drive was thwarted when ‘Riders defensive back JaKeyvius Polk picked off a NDHS pass with just 30 seconds left until the midway break. The Griffins took a 43-21 lead into the second half of play.

The third quarter saw the Griffins add two touchdowns and take a 57-21 lead into the fourth quarter.

Center got two Evans scores with 11 minutes remaining and 5:36 which pulled them to within 71-35. TJ Davis also scored with 39 seconds remaining which put the final tally at North Desoto 71 Center 42.

The Roughriders win-loss record now stands at 2-1. Center will travel to Daingerfield next Friday, September 16, 2022 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Tigers Stadium. Daingerfield is 2-1 and fell at home to the Timpson Bears by a 54-28 score on Friday.