It’s Tuesday, and Don Wall’s Shelby County Coaches’ Show airs tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. on Q-100 KQBB and online at cbc-radio.com.
As expected, the Tenaha Tigers took a drop in the AP Texas High School Football Rankings released Monday. Tenaha is outside the Top 10 for the first time this season at No. 11, as Alto jumps six spots to No. 9 after their win over the Tigers. The Shelbyville Dragons are making some noise across the state as their 4-0 record has them coming in at No. 15 this week in the Class 2A poll. Refugio and Mart still hold down the top-two spots. In Class 3A, Cisco’s still No. 1, with Corrigan-Camden up a spot to No. 4, Kirbyville at No. 6, Waskom No. 9th, and Arp 14th Navasota still sits atop the 4A rankings, with Gilmer No. 3, Center district opponents Gladewater at 11th, Atlanta 12th, and Tatum No. 20. In 5A, it’s Aledo at No. 1, with John Tyler 5th, Lufkin at 9th after losing to Nacogdoches, and speaking of the Golden Dragons, they’re No. 15 this week. Allen remains No. 1 in 6A.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has Tenaha falling from No. 1 to No. 9 this week in Class 2A Div. II. Bremond is the new No. 1 team in the poll, while Alto is No. 3 in the Div. I rankings.
Not much high school football action at all this Friday, as most local teams have open dates before the start of district. The only scheduled game in Shelby County has the Joaquin Rams at the Timpson Bears. This will be our Shelby County Game of the Week on Q-100 KQBB. The Center Roughriders will kick-off Dist. 6 4-A, Div. II at Spring Hill on Oct. 10, the Shelbyville Dragons start district hosting Joaquin next week, and the Tenaha Tigers begin district play at Maude Oct. 10. The San Augustine Wolves also have an off week and will have their district opener next week at West Sabine, and the Garrison Bulldogs are idle and will open district Oct. 10 at Hemphill. The Logansport Tigers travel to Ringgold this Friday night to open district.
There will be some sub-varsity football games Thursday.
The Center Middle School Roughriders will be playing two games against Rusk starting at 4:30 p.m. at Roughrider Stadium.
The Shelbyville Jr. High 7th & 8th grade Dragon teams will play San Augustine Thursday starting at 5 p.m. at Dragon Stadium. Meanwhile, the Dragon JV will play at Joaquin beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Also Thursday, Timpson Junior High will go to Joaquin Jr. High starting at 5:30 p.m.
In volleyball, the Lady Riders open district today at Huntington, while the Timpson Lady Bears are home to play Overton in a district match this afternoon.
Tenaha cross country runners attended the Zavalla Invitational on Wednesday, September 24th. Carlos Bustamonte won the 4th place spot in the Varsity division out of 111 runners. In the Jr. High boys division, there were 151 runners, and 7th grader Jesus Gonzales finished in 13th place, winning his first medal. All the Varsity girls ran their personal best times, and Jr. High girls made significant gains. The cross country runners will run in the Chicken Run 5K on Saturday, October 4th in Center benefiting CASA of Deep East Texas.
By the way, the 3rd annual Chicken Run 5K Run/Walk Saturday morning will begin at 7 a.m. with the walk, followed by the run at 7:30 a.m. For questions contact Patty Watkins at 936-591-9553.