Some of my friends and family members have told me I have a one-track mind but when they say that, they’re referring to football being the one thing on my mind. Yes, I do think about football a lot, but it’s not the only thing.
Friday night’s match between the Center Roughriders and the Atlanta Rabbits at Roughrider Stadium was a tale of two halves. After a scoreless first half, many people in attendance probably expected a low finalscore, but instead, left a game that ultimately ended in a 27-14 win for Center.
Hemphill- The Joaquin Rams came into their non-district game at Hemphill Friday knowing that they were heavily favored to win. Based on the Rams 2-0 record and No. 7 state ranking, along with the Hornets 0-2 mark and their 72-47 loss to West Sabine in week 1, it seemed like an easy win. It turned into a valuable lesson on what can happen when you let an opponent stay in the game too long as the Rams won in a narrow 28-26 victory.
Timpson senior running back/linebacker Michael Franks lays a hard hit on a Union Grove ball carrier in Friday night's 32-6 win. The Bears advacne their record to 3-0 on the season as they head into their bye week.
After winning the season opener in a 33-30 nail biter over the Buna Cougars, the Center Roughriders had the tough task of taking on the Longview Pine Tree Pirates on the road. The ‘Riders proved to be successful, defeating the 4A school in a commanding 42-16 victory.
The Center High School volleyball team has been all over the place lately. Last Friday the Lady ‘Riders wereat home playing host to Beckville but fell short to Beckville. Then this past Tuesday, they were on the road to take on Gary where they fell in three games and they spent Thursday at a tournament in Woodville.
Shelbyville’s Dillion Brown did all he could to help his Dragons pull off a win Friday night, as they fell short to Mt. Enterprise with a final score of 18-8 at Dragon’s Stadium.
Offensively, Brown had 12 carries for 121 yards and 1 touchdown. Senior quarterback James Bradford ran 57 yards and ran for a succesful 2-point conversion to go along with Brown’s touchdown.
Bradford complete 5-of-11 passes for 57 yards and two interceptions.
Three of those completions were to receiver Sawyer Wilburn who finished with 18 yards.
A solid defensive standing to force a couple passes and a late rally to fall short gave Timpson the 25-14 win over All Saints as they opened the season and the James Conway era on the right foot Saturday.
The Trojans failed to complete a third straight sweep by the Tyler TAPPS schools in the seventh annual Azalea Orthopedics and TSJH Football Classic at Clyde-Perkins Stadium in Hall’s first game as head coach.
Joaquin- The last time the Tenaha Tigers took the field for a game, they were at the mecca of football, Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, where they captured the 2011 Class A Division II State Championship.
It was a much different scene at Ram Stadium Friday night, and not just because of the muddy field in contrast to the pristine turf at Jerry Jones’ palace.