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Jordan Wells recently was recognized for his football play.

The Lone Star Conference online site mentioned Nov. 11 the Navasota High School graduate among its “selected notable performances” for football.

The Tarleton State University junior defensive lineman shared the team lead with seven tackles, including a season-high four and one half for loss, during a 58-3 win over William Jewell.

He had a season-high three sacks. During the second quarter, Wells tackled a runner for a 4-yard loss. On the next play, he sacked the quarterback for a 7-yard loss.

He had a sack for a 13-yard loss during the third quarter and a sack for a loss of 11 yards to begin the final quarter.

Through 10 games, his 41 tackles ranked fifth on the squad, and his six sacks ranked third.

More football

Quarterback Shelton Eppler completed 24 of 35 pass attempts for 289 yards to lead Northwestern State University of Louisiana to victory over Lamar. The former Rattler threw touchdowns of 39, 4, 2 and 12 yards.

Texas Southern University wide receiver Tren’Davian Dickson had two catches for 18 yards against Alabama State. He played for Navasota.

Another from the Rattlers, University of the Incarnate Word running back Keyondrick Philio carried three times for 6 yards against Stephen F. Austin State.

Men’s basketball

Junior Kae’ron Baker led Louisiana College with 23 points in the opener against Centenary. The past Rattler led players from both teams with 12 rebounds in the win.

Jabril Hunter had six points and three rebounds for Wilberforce University against Life. The Navasota alumnus also had one assist in the start before fouling out.

Clarks Summit University senior Trice High had one assist in the opener. He played for Iola.

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