, Port Arthur, Texas


November 15, 2012

How area players did in college games

PORT ARTHUR — Here are the efforts by former Southeast Texas players in the collegiate ranks over the Nov. 10  weekend. Players are included when they record statistics, start the game or reach career milestones. Players who are being redshirted or do not play are not included.

Four Year Colleges

Michael Barnes, Missouri Valley College, DB (Central): Barnes had four tackles in the 25-6 victory over Central Methodist, giving him 61 tackles this season.

Reggie Begelton, Lamar, WR (West Brook): Begelton had four catches for 33 yards and a touchdown in the 34-24 victory over Nicholls State. The redshirt freshman has 21 catches for 172 yards and a TD this season.

Trevor Bell, Columbia, WR (Hamshire-Fannett): Bell had one kick return for 37 yards in the 34-17 victory over Cornell.

Jacoby Bellard, Missouri Valley College, WR (Ozen): Bellard had two catches for 13 yards in the 25-6 victory over Central Methodist.

Joshua Chatman, McMurry, WR (West Brook): Chatman had one catch for 15 yards in the 47-14 victory over Bacone. The senior has 37 catches for 312 yards and two TDs this season.

Collin Garrett, Stephen F. Austin, LB (West Brook): Garrett had seven tackles in the 42-27 loss to Southeastern Louisiana, giving him 89 tackles this season.

DePauldrick Garrett, Lamar, RB (West Orange-Stark): Garrett had 15 carries for 61 yards in the 34-24 victory over Nicholls State. The redshirt junior has a team-leading 473 rushing yards and two TDs this season.

Jordan Garrett, Lamar, DB (West Brook): Garrett had two tackles in the 34-24 victory over Nicholls State, giving him 26 tackles this season.

Ryan Grant, Tulane, WR (West Brook): Grant had 11 catches for 113 yards and a touchdown in the 37-23 loss to Memphis. The senior leads the Green Wave with 53 catches for 947 yards and six TDs this season.

Adrian Guillory, Lamar, DB (Central): Guillory had five tackles, including one for a loss, one interception and one pass breakup in the 34-24 victory over Nicholls State. The senior has 43 tackles, one interception and ten PBUs this season.

Jacob Hanna, Lamar, TE (Lumberton): Hanna made one tackle in the 34-24 victory over Nicholls State, giving him two tackles this season.

Nathan Holmes, Arkansas, RB (Memorial): Holmes had three carries for 10 yards in the 38-20 loss to South Carolina. The true freshman alos had two kick returns for 38 yards and now has 119 all purpose yards this season.

Ortavious Hypolite, Stephen F. Austin, DB (West Orange-Stark): Hypolite had three tackles in the 42-27 loss to Southeastern Louisiana, giving him 13 tackles this season.

Willie Jefferson, Stephen F. Austin, DE (Ozen): Jefferson had four tackles and a sack in the 42-27 loss to Southeastern Louisiana, giving him 34 tackles this season.

William Jones, Lamar, LB (Central): Jones had one tackle in the 34-24 victory over Nicholls State, giving him seven tackles this season.

Marcus Malbrough, Lamar, DL (West Brook): Malbrough had five tackles, including three for a loss, two sacks, two quarterback hits and one forced fumble in the 34-24 victory over Nicholls State. The senior has 22 tackles, three sacks, six quarterback hits and two PBUs this season.

Christine Michael, Texas A&M, RB (West Brook): Michael had 12 carries for 27 yards and two TDs in the 29-24 victory over No. 1 Alabama. The senior has 348 rushing yards and 10 TDs this season.

Mark Murrill, Lamar, DT (Lumberton): Murrill had two tackles and a quarterback hit in the 34-24 victory over Nicholls State, giving him 36 tackles this season.

Keith O'Neal, Missouri Valley College, RB (Central): O’Neal had four carries for 11 yards in the 25-6 victory over Central Methodist.

John Prescott, Lamar, DL (Ozen): Prescott had two tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown in the 34-24 victory over Nicholls State, giving him 30 tackles this season.

Chris Raggett, McNeese State, S (Ozen): Raggett had 13 tackles, including two for a loss, in the 31-24 loss to Texas-San Antonio, giving him 43 tackles this season.

Taylor Reed, Southern Methodist, LB (West Brook): Reed had eigh tackles and two sacks in the 34-6 victory over Southern Miss. The senior leads the Mustangs with 65 tackles, including 10 for a loss, six sacks, two interceptions, three PBUs and one quarterback hit this season.

Bruce Reyes, Missouri Valley College, QB (West Brook): Reyes completed 13 of 20 passes for 202 yards with one interception and rushed for 26 yards and a touchdown in the 25-6 victory over Central Methodist. The sophomore has thrown for 1,737 yards and rushed for 154 yards this season.

Jarrian Rhone, West Texas A&M, WR (Silsbee): Rhone had two carries for 17 yards and three catches for 14 yards in the 45-14 victory over Texas A&M-Commere. The redshirt freshman has 36 catches for 376 yards and three TDs this season.

Elandon Roberts, Morgan State, LB (Memorial): Roberts had five tackles and one quarterback hit in the 30-0 loss to Norfolk State. The true freshman leads the Bears with 88 tackles, including seven for a loss, one sack, one interception, one PBU and one QB hit this season.

Mark Roberts, Houston, WR (West Orange-Stark): Roberts caught one pass for 12 yards in the 41-7 loss to Tulsa. The sophomore has nine catches for 119 yarnd a TD this season.

Radermon Scypion, Houston, DL (Memorial): Scypion had five tackles in the 41-7 loss to Tulsa, giving him 22 tackles this season.

Victor Spikes, Utah, LB (Central): Spikes had one tackle in the 34-15 loss to Washington, giving him eight tackles this season.

Branden Thomas, Lamar, DB (Central): Thomas had eight tackles and one interception in the 34-24 victory over Nicholls State, giving him 43 tackles this season.

Seth Thomas, McNeese State, CB (West Orange-Stark): Thomas had two tackles and one pass breakup in the 31-24 loss to Texas-San Antonio, giving him 42 tackles this season.

Joseph Viator, Lamar, LB (Little Cypress-Mauriceville): Viator had one tackle in the 34-24 victory over Nicholls State, giving him three tackles this season.

Darius White, Grand View, WR (Memorial): White had seven catches for 76 yards and a touchdown in the 17-12 loss to No. 15 William Penn. The sophomore finished the season with 25 catches for 333 yards and four TDs.

Steven White, Texas Southern, DB (Memorial): White had one tackle and two pass breakups in the 34-24 loss to Alcorn State, giving him 30 tackles this season.

The following players participated but did not record statistics: Harry Brown, Texas Southern, WR (Memorial); Sterling Cantue, Mary Hardin-Baylor, OL (Central); Kyle Gillam, Lamar, OL (Lumberton); Ben Goodman, Kansas, DE (West Brook); David Hollyfield, Lamar, DL (Silsbee); Keenan Holman, Southern Methodist, WR (Central); Stefan Huber, Baylor, C (Nederland); Ben Jones, McNeese State, OL (Nederland); Jayce Nelson, Lamar, WR (Port Neches-Groves); Eric Payne, Grand View, OL (Memorial); Jonathan Ward, Texas State, DE (Lumberton); Josh Wilson, Lamar, DB (West Brook);

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    (To contact Chester Moore, e-mail him at You can hear him on “Moore Outdoors” Fridays from 6-7 p.m. on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI or online at or watch him on “God’ Outdoors with Chester Moore” Saturdays at 10 a.m. on

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