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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Rueben Randle doubles production in second NFL season

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  • New York Giants' wide receiver Rueben Randle doubled his production in his second NFL season.
    Randle, the former Bastrop Ram and LSU Tiger, finished the 2013 season with 41 receptions for 611 yards (14.9 yards per catch) and a team-high six touchdowns.
    His best game was a six-catch, 96-yard, 2-TD effort in a 36-21 Week 5 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The following week, he snared a 37-yard TD pass against the Chicago Bears for his longest catch of the season.
    Bouncing back from a dreadful 0-6 start, the Giants compiled a 7-9 record.
    As a rookie, Randle produced 19 receptions for 298 yards and three scores.
     
    DENZEL DEVALL completed his sophomore season at Alabama with 30 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks, three quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and a pass breakup. A Jack linebacker, Devall had three tackles in the Crimson Tide's 45-31 Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma.
     
    RODRIGUEZ MOORE returned five kickoffs for 92 yards in the Cincinnati Bearcats' Belk Bowl loss to North Carolina on Dec. 28 in Charlotte, N.C.
    Moore averaged 22.3 yards on 14 kickoffs, with a long of 33.
    Seeing action at running back and cornerback, he rushed four times for 13 yards and contributed five tackles and a pass breakup.
     
    SHARNICE BROOKS totaled four points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots as ULM dropped its Sun Belt Conference opener to Louisiana-Lafayette 68-49 on Saturday at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
    Playing in all 13 games (five starts), Brooks ranks fourth on the team in scoring (9.8) and second in rebounding (5.8) and blocked shots (12).
    ULM resumes conference play Wednesday at Texas-Arlington. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
     
    ULM CAMP: Senior lefthanded pitcher Maclendon Sharp, junior righthander Tristen Shanks and freshman infielder Kevin Alfaro of Bastrop High attended the ULM Holiday Baseball Camp recently.
    OOPS! Fans (and media) planning to attend Saturday night's basketball games between Franklin Academy and Prairie View arrived to an empty Spartan Gym.
    Prairie View had the game scheduled for Jan. 4, while the game is listed for Tuesday, Feb. 4 on Franklin's schedule.
    Prairie View coach Casey Coley said Monday that he was uncertain as to whether or not the games would be made up.
     
    ALL AMERICANS: Louisiana has a strong presence on the Max Preps All-America team with four selections.
    Lake Charles Barbe wide receiver Trey Quinn, West Monroe offensive tackle Cameron Robinson and New Orleans St. Augustine running back Leonard Fournette earned first-team recognition, while New Orleans Edna Karr defensive lineman Gerald Willis is listed on the second team.
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