October 28, 2019 - Below are highlights from Junior Varsity and Middle School football games played last week agains Grace Community, Shepherd, and Spring Hill.

Center Freshman Football Team vs Grace Community

  • Offensive standouts: Michael Scarber (68 yards touchdown run)
  • Defensive standouts: Eric Allen (60 yards defensive touchdown) and Juan lopez (blocked field goal)

Center Junior Varsity Football Team vs Shepherd - Center won 40-7.

  • Offensive standouts: Jamarion Evans, Chandler Jones, Timothy Jones, and JaKeyvius Polk 
  • Defensive standouts: The entire Defensive played great!

Center Middle School Football Team vs Spring Hill

7th Grade Purple Team

  • Passing: Carson Crawford
  • Leading Rusher: Isaiah White and Logan Horton
  • Leading Defender: Carson Bush, Logan Horton, and the defensive line
  • Leading Receiver: Timothy Johnson

8th Grade Purple Team

  • Passing: Brady Davis - 3 touchdown
  • Leading Rusher: Jackson Parker and Chase Duckett
  • Leading Defender: Emonte Cross, Jackson Parker, and Brandy West
  • Receiving: Emonte Cross - 1 touchdown, Lance Wilburn - 2 touchdown

7th Grade White Team

  • Leading Rusher: Donte Moore, No’ah Thompson, and Mathew Scarber
  • Leading Defender: Hunter Hooks and Wesley Calhoun
  • Leading Reception: Hunter Hooks and Brent Smith

8th Grade White Team - Center won 3-0 scrimmage style.

  • Leading Rusher: Kaden Dixon and Christopher Morales
  • Leading Defender: Kaden Dixon, Leonardo Lopez and Christopher Morales
  • Leading Receiver: Christopher Benton

October 25, 2019 - Friday Night Football for week 9.

Center 42 - Shepherd 35, Final
Joaquin 27 - Beckville 10, Final
Shelbyville 51 - Hull Daisetta 16, Final Score
Tenaha 7 - Garrison 25, Final
Timpson 35 - Linden-Kildare 0, Final

October 23, 2019 - The Tennis Team advances to the Region Semifinals after defeating Groesbeck last night 10-4 in the Region Quarterfinals.

The Roughriders will be traveling to Bryan Rudder High School with a 15-1 record on the season to compete against Lamar Fulshear on Thursday, October 24th at 8:30am.

This will be a repeat of last season and the Riders are looking for redemption.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 -

All five Shelby County varsity football teams will be facing district competition this week.

The Center Roughriders are 4-3 this season and are now 1-0 in District 9 4A play after beating Tarkington High School, on October 11 at Roughriders Stadium by a 62-42 score. Center now will face Shepherd at Shepherd High School at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019. The Shepherd Pirates are 2-5 overall and 1-1 in District 9 action. They won at Tarkington on October 18th by a 42-25 score.

The Joaquin Rams are 6-1 this season. They lead District 11 2A with a 3-0 mark. The Rams beat the Timpson Bears last week 21-14. The Rams travel to Beckville for a 7:30 p.m. game on Friday at Bearcats Stadium.

The Timpson Bears are now 3-5. They are 1-3 in District 11 action. They will host the Linden-Kildare Tigers at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Tigers are 3-2, 1-2 in conference action. They last lost at Joaquin 60-15 on October 11.

The Shelbyville Dragons are 6-1 this season and they have a 2-0 District 12 2A mark, after beating West Sabine on the road last week, by a 43-8 score. The Dragons will host Hull-Daisetta for Homecoming at 7 p.m. on Friday.  The HDHS Bobcats are 2-4 overall and 0-2 in District 12 2A. They lost to Deweyville 56-14 last week.

The Tenaha Tigers lost at Harleton last week by a 28-13 score. They are 4-3 overall and they are 1-2 in District 11 2A play. They will host the Garrison Bulldogs on Friday at Tenaha. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Garrison is 3-4 overall, 2-2 in conference action. They won last week at Beckville 26-7.

October 22, 2019 - The Joaquin Varsity Cross Country team advances to Regionals. On Wednesday, October 16th the Joaquin Cross Country team competed at the District 22AA Cross Country Meet.

The team of Madison Baker, Molleigh Fults, JJ Bass, Lauren Garrett, Cheyenne Pilling, Kensleah Loftin, and Riley Sherrod placed 3rd overall as a team to advance to the Regional level.

This is the first time in 21 years that a cross country team has advanced from Joaquin. Congratulations to these girls for all their hard work. The regional cross country meet will be held on Monday, October 28th at Kate Barr Ross Park in Huntsville.

The Junior Varsity team of Ebbie McCann, Chrislyn Pena, Chloee Mason, Renee Brostowski, Kaylea Neal, Mariel Luna, and Sarah Fisher placed 2nd.

Steven McCann, Joaquin ISD Women's Athletic Director

October 21, 2019 (Album) - The Fall Festival of Hope hosted by Boo’s Battle Support Fund started Saturday's activities with runners lining up at the start line for a great cause. The results of the 5K are below:

Age Division Results

Female 20 - 29
1st Place - Kandace Metcalf of Joaquin, Time: 01:00:57.37
2nd Place - Lani Kendrick of Joaquin, Time: 01:00:58.51

Female 30 - 39
1st Place - Luciana Moreno, Time: 00:26:12.04
2nd Place - Crystal Collins of Center, Time: 00:43:38.75
3nd Place - Joy Wilburn of Center, Time: 00:43:40.88

Female 40 - 49
1st Place - Delia Diaz, Time 00:26:26.10
2nd Place - Andrea McElroy of Center, Time: 00:38:28.93
3rd Place - Monica Dance of Center, Time: 00:43:39.66

Female 50 - 59
1st Place - Tonya Andrews of Center, Time: 00:28:02.47
2nd Place - Robin Conway of Timpson, Time: 00:36:01.15
3rd Place - Kim Taylor, Time: 00:49:51.75

Male 60 - 69
1st Place - Jim Sawyer of Center, Time: 00:29:55.73

Female 60 - 69
1st Place - Ann Roop, Time: 00:40:16.77

Overall Results
1st Place - Luciana Moreno, Time: 00:26:12.04, Pace: 08:25, Speed: 7.1mph
2nd Place - Delia Diaz, Time 00:26:26.10, Pace: 08:30, Speed: 7.1mph
3rd Place - Tonya Andrews of Center, Time: 00:28:02.47, Pace: 09:01, Speed: 6.6mph
4th Place - Jim Sawyer of Center, Time: 00:29:55.73, Pace: 09:37, Speed: 6.2mph
5th Place - Robin Conway of Timpson, Time: 00:36:01.15, Pace: 11:35, Speed: 5.2mph
6th Place - Andrea McElroy of Center, Time: 00:38:28.93, Pace: 12:23, Speed: 4.8mph
7th Place - Ann Roop, Time: 00:40:16.77, Pace: 12:57, Speed: 4.6mph
8th Place - Crystal Collins of Center, Time: 00:43:38.75, Pace: 14:02, Speed: 4.3mph
9th Place - Monica Dance of Center, Time: 00:43:39.66, Pace: 14:03, Speed: 4.3mph
10th Place - Joy Wilburn of Center, Time: 00:43:40.88, Pace: 14:03, Speed: 4.3mph
11th Place - Jenny Nichols of Center, Time: 00:43:49.31, Pace: 14:06, Speed: 4.3mph
12th Place - Jayme Harbison of Center, Time: 00:43:49.34, Pace: 14:06, Speed: 4.3mph
13th Place - Kim Taylor, Time: 00:49:51.75, Pace: 16:02, Speed: 3.7mph
14th Place - Kandace Metcalf of Joaquin, Time: 01:00:57.37, Pace: 19:37, Speed: 3.1mph
15th Place - Mandy Estes of Shelbyville, Time: 01:00:57.71, Pace: 19:37, Speed: 3.1mph
16th Place - Lani Kendrick of Joaquin, Time: 01:00:58.51, Pace: 19:37, Speed: 3.1mph

(Photo Album)

Joaquin Rams Stadium, Friday, October 18, 2019 –

The Joaquin Rams varsity football team came away with a 21-14 win on Friday over the Timpson Bears. This game was a tale of to halves as the Rams led Timpson 21-0 at halftime but went scoreless themselves in the second half.

A 23-yard touchdown by Lorenzo Lane gave the Rams a 6-0 lead with 6:35 left in the first quarter. Jesus Bravo added an extra point kick to put the score at 7-0. Lane added a second scoring run with 7:46 left in the second quarter that extended the Ram’s lead to 13-0 after a failed extra point kick attempt.

Chandler Pritchett scored on a 1-yard keeper-run with just 8 seconds left in the first half to give the Rams a 19-0 advantage. Conner Bragg added a 2-point conversion run which gave JHS a 21-0 lead at the halftime intermission.

The Rams mounted a long 11-play drive to start the third period but missed a 26-yard field goal attempt with 6:41 left in the third period. Timpson soon after mounted a 9-play drive that covered 84 yards, and was finished off with a 36-yard keeper-run for a touchdown by Braden Courtney. An extra point kick cut Joaquin’s lead to 21-7.

The Rams drove the ball again on their next drive but again missed a field goal with 6:50 left in the ballgame.

Timpson was able to move the ball 82 yards and capped their drive with a 1-yard Courtney touchdown. Another extra point kick pulled THS to within seven points and cut Joaquin’s lead to 21-14 with four and a half minutes left in the game.

Joaquin was forced to punt the ball back to Timpson after their next drive stalled with 2:40 left.

A fourth down pass eventually fell incomplete on the Bear’s next offensive try which gave the ball back to the Ram’s with just 19 seconds left in the contest.

The win gave Joaquin a 6-1 overall record. Their District 22 2A record stands at 3-0. They will travel to Beckville next Friday, October 25, 2019 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Bearcats Stadium.

Timpson fell to 3-5 overall and their conference mark is at 1-3. The Bears will host Linden-Kildare next Friday. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. at Eakin Stadium.

October 18, 2019 - Friday Night Football for week 8.

Joaquin 21 - Timpson 14, Final
Shelbyville 43 - West Sabine 8, Final
Tenaha 13 - Harleton 28, Final

October 17, 2019 –

This week will see the Center Roughriders take an open-bye week. The ‘Riders are 4-3 overall this year and are 1-0 in District 9 4A action after beating Tarkington 62-42 last week. CHS will travel to Shepherd on October 25, 2019 for their next game.

The Joaquin Rams will host the Timpson Bears on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Rams Stadium. This will be the Rams homecoming. Joaquin won 60-15 at Linden-Kildare. The Rams are 5-1 overall and they are 2-0 in District 11 2A competition. Timpson beat the Garrison Bulldogs 7-0 at Timpson last week. They are 3-4 overall with a District 11 record of 1-2.

The Shelbyville Dragons won their first District 12 2A game over Deweyville by a 16-2 score. The Dragons are 5-1 and will travel to West Sabine on Friday to face the Tigers at 7 p.m. WHHS is 2-3. They opened up conference play with a 56-20 loss at Groveton last week.

The Tenaha Tigers are 4-2 this season. They were off last week and will travel to Harleton to face the Wildcats on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Wildcats are 5-2. They won 42-14 at Beckville last week.

October 14, 2019 - Game statistics for Center Middle School football team games against Tarkington and against Grace Community.

7th Grade Purple Team

Center won with a final score of Center 24 and Tarkington 6.

  • Leading Rusher: Isaiah White, Carson Crawford, and Logan Horton
  • Leading Defenders: Carson Bush, Logan Horton, and the defensive line
  • Leading Receiver: Timothy Johnson

8th Grade Purple Team

Center won with a final score of Center 36 and Tarkington 0.

  • Passing: Brady Davis - 3 touchdowns
  • Leading Rushers: Jackson Parker - 2 touchdowns, Chase Duckett, and Christopher Morales
  • Leading Defenders: The entire defense played great to help win the game
  • Leading Receivers: Emonte Cross - 2 touchdowns and Zaqueo Arcibar
  • Interception: Chase Duckett - touchdown

7th White Team versus Grace Community

  • Leading Rusher: Donte Moore and Mathew Scarber

8th White Team versus Grace Community

  • Leading Rusher: Kaden Dixon
  • Leading Defenders: Kaden Dixon, Mason Mayo, and Colby Lout