Week 1 of this year’s regular season saw all five of Shelby County’s teams gain wins to start their seasons.

The Center Roughriders took an exciting multi-overtime win on the road over the Tatum Eagles last Friday by a 44-42 score. Center will host the Spring Hill Panthers at Roughriders Stadium on Friday, September 2, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. The Panthers beat the visiting Sabine Cardinals by a 44-34 score.

The Joaquin Rams defeated the visiting Arp Tigers by a 48-14 score. They will travel to Beckville’s Bearcats Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. The Bearcats lost at home to Timpson by a 53-22 score.

The Shelbyville Dragons went to the Alto Yellowjackets Stadium and pulled off a 48-44 win. They will host the Hemphill Hornets on Friday, September 2 at 7 p.m. The Hornets won on the road over the San Augustine Wolves by a 44-0 score.

The Tenaha Tigers played the West Sabine Tigers, at Timpson, and came away with a 50-38 victory. They will host the San Augustine Wolves on Friday, September 2 at 7 p.m. The Wolves fell to Hemphill by a 44-0 score.

The Timpson Bears beat the Beckville Bearcats at Bearcats Stadium by a 53-22 margin. They will host the Jefferson Bulldogs on Friday, September 2 at 7 p.m. Jefferson won at the New Boston Lion’s Stadium 43-0.

Timpson Herbert Eakin Stadium on Friday, August 26, 2022 -

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Junior quarterback Ja’Tyrion Moore had a big day in Tenaha’s 50-38 over the West Sabine Tigers during their varsity football season opener. Moore rushed for six touchdowns, passed for another score and made two 2-point conversions during the win. The game was played at Timpson High School due to heavy rain.

Moore opened up the scoring just 20 seconds into the game with a 65-yard run from scrimmage. The Tenaha Tiger’s conversion attempt failed and THS led 6-0.

West Sabine bounced back two minutes later when Jakorian Walker scored on a one-yard run which capped a 62-yard scoring drive. The WSHS 2-point conversion was successful and West Sabine led 8-6.

Tenaha took a 12-8 lead when A’vante Fredieu caught a Moore pass for a score with 4:43 left in the opening frame.

West Sabine once again bounced back with a score of their own when Blaine Bourque scored on a 27-yard run and Walker converted a 2-pt scamper. WSHS led 16-12 with 3:18 left in the first period.

Moore gave THS a 20-16 lead with an 18-yard keeper and a 2-pt conversion run with 1:51 still left in the opening stanza.

Each team scored twice more during the second quarter and Tenaha took a narrow 34-32 lead into the lockerroom at the midway intermission.

The third period saw no score. With 8:23 left in the fourth quarter, Moore scored on a 79-yard scamper and Kamarion Ross added a 2-point conversion run to give THS a 42-32 lead. Moore added the final score of the contest with a 38-yard keeper and Jordan Reese added a 2-point conversion with 2:30 remaining in the game. The Tenaha defense tightened. Sophomore defensive back Ja’Torion Moore ended West Sabines offensive hopes with a late-game interception. The Tigers were able to hold on for the remainder of the 50-38 home opening win.

Beckville High School on Thursday, August 25, 2022 –

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The Timpson Bears varsity football team has started off their 2022 regular football season with a 1-0 record after gaining a 53-22 road win over the Beckville Bearcats.

The Bears got on the scoreboard early when Geovonie Bryant caught a touchdown pass from Terry Bussey which capped a 7-play 56-yard scoring drive. Bryant then added an extra point kick which gave THS a 7-0 lead with 6:44 minutes left in the first quarter.

A bad snap on the Bearcats first drive forced them to have to punt the ball back to the Bears and Timpson took possession on their next drive at the Bears 20 yardline. Six plays later Bussey found Vosky Howard for a 46-yard touchdown reception which gave Timpson a 13-0 advantage with 57 seconds left in the opening period.

With 8:16 left in the first half Bussey hit Amoree Bruton for an 86-yard score that gave the Bears a 20-0 lead. The Bears extended their lead to 26-0 when Dacorian Johnson picked off a Beckville pass and returned it for an 87-yard score with no time left to end the first half.

Bryant caught another touchdown with 8:01 left in the third period to give THS a 32-0 lead. Then LT Washington added a 2-point conversion run to boost the lead to 34-0.

Beckville’s Calan Castles added a 2-yard touchdown keeper run for a score and a 2-point conversion to get BHS on the board. Timpson led 34-8 with 4:04 left in the third stanza.

The Bears answered back when Bussey scored on a 39-yard keeper run for a touchdown. Bryant added an extra point kick and Timpson led 41-8 with 2:15 left in the third quarter.

LT Washington rushed 28 yards for a score with 11:02 left in the fourth period and gave THS a 47-8 advantage.

Bo Hammons scored on a 2-yard run for Beckville with 9:42 left in the game for the Bearcats. They trailed as the Bears led 47-15.

Bussey added another touchdown keeper to his resume and gave THS a 53-15 lead with 8:16 left to play.

Beckville got a touchdown reception from Jaden Mojica with 5:38 which proved to be the final points of the contest as Timpson clinched the 53-22 win.

The Bears will next host the Jefferson Bulldogs at Timpson’s Eakin Field on Friday, September 2, 2022 at 7 p.m.

August 25, 2022 - The Shelbyville Dragon JV Volleyball team on Saturday, September 10th will host Burkeville at 10am. There will only be one game. This game is a addition to the 2022 schedule. To view the full schedules, click each link below.

August 26, 2022 - Week 1 of Shelby County Varsity Football Scores.

Friday, August 26
Center 44 - Tatum 42, Final Score
Joaquin 48 - Arp 14, Final Score
Shelbyville 48 - Alto 44, Final Score
Tenaha 50 - West Sabine 38, Final Score

Thursday, August 25
Timpson 53 - Beckville 22, Final Score

From left: (Standing) Coach Leon Dykes, Nathan Creech, Charlie Corbell, Ethan McCauley, Ryan Arndt, Hunter Cooper, Braiden Walker, John Ford, Octavio Hernandez, Connor McCauley, Coach Lori Manchack (Kneeling) Arista Lee, Kelly Bridges, Hollie Herndon, Sayre Hall, Reese Cockrell, Jalen Postell, Anna Hagler, Laura Anne Scull, and Brooke Gaddy

August 23, 2022 - Varsity tennis hosted a district match up with Rusk on Tuesday, August 23rd and came out of doubles with a commanding 7-0 match lead. The momentum would stay on our side with the Lady Riders sweeping their singles 6-0, and the Roughrider boys going 4-2. Official match score 17-2, and overall 24-3 with extra matches played.

Boys Doubles
1. Ethan McElroy/Connor McCauley won 8-3
2. Ryan Arndt/Octavio Hernandez won 8-5
3. John Ford/Nathan Creech won 8-5

Girls Doubles
1. Sayre Hall/Reese Cockrell won 8-0
2. Brooke Gaddy/Arista Lee won 8-0
3. Kelly Bridges/Hollie Herndon won 8-0

Mixed Doubles
1. Braiden Walker/Jalen Postell won 8-1

Boys Singles
1. Ethan McElroy lost in a tie breaker (3-7)
2. Connor McCauley won 8-2
3. Braiden Walker won 8-0
4. Ryan Arndt won 8-0
5. Nathan Creech won 8-0
6. Octavio Hernandez lost 6-8

Girls Singles
1. Brooke Gaddy won 8-0
2. Sayre Hall won 8-0
3. Arista Lee won 8-0
4. Kelly Bridges won 8-0
5. Jalen Postell won 8-2
6. Reese Cockrell won 8-0

Extra Matches:
Boys Doubles - Hunter Cooper/Charlie Corbell won 8-1
Girls Doubles - Laura Anne Scull/Anna Hagler won 8-0
Boys Singles - John Ford won 8-3; Charlie Corbell won 8-2; Hunter lost
Girls Singles - Hollie Herndon won 8-0; Anna Hagler won 8-0; Laura Anne Scull won 8-0

The junior varsity tennis team will compete against Jacksonville in an away tournament on Thursday, August 25 at 4pm. The varsity tennis team will host Lufkin on Tuesday, August 30 at 4pm.

August 22, 2022 - Meet the Dragons will be Monday, August 22nd at 6pm in the Gym. Also, the Elysian Fields game on September 9th is now scheduled to be a 7:30 kickoff.

Shelbyville Dragons Stadium on Thursday, August 18, 2022 –

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The Shelbyville Dragons concluded their preseason scrimmages with visiting Beckville High School on Thursday.

Both teams prepared with equal line of scrimmage plays for both varsity and junior varsity running scripted play drills.

The scrimmages finished with the two varsities playing two quarters with Shelbyville holding a 12-3 lead over the Bearcats after one quarter. And they outpaced Beckville once again in the second quarter by a 14-0 margin.

The Dragons will travel to Alto next Friday, August 26, 2022 for their first regular season game. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Alto’s Yellowjackets Stadium.

August 17, 2022 - The Center Recreation Department announces next date for the 2022 Football and Fall Soccer signups.

Where? The Community House (425 San Augustine Street)
When? Thursday August 18th 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 August 27th to sign up. After August 26th, 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 2022 DE SOCER Y FUTBOL MAERICANO está por comenzar pronto.   

¿Donde? Community House (425 San Augustine Street)
¿Cuando? Jueves, 18 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 27 de Agosto. Despues del 26 de Agosto 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 16, 2022 - Tenaha plays West Sabine at home in the beginning week of the 2022 Football season on August 26 at 7pm.

The varsity team will travel to Winona on Thursday, August 18 for a 6pm 3-team scrimmage - Tenaha, Winona, and Emory Rains.

To view the 2022 football varsity schedule, click here.