MANDEVILLE — Two local football players from Mandeville are representing the city well at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Mandeville High School graduate Greg Siener is an offensive lineman who stands at 6-4 and weighs 280 pounds. He is a rising junior at ULL.
As a sophomore, Siener was a reserve offensive lineman who saw action in four games after redshirting in 2011. He played in the season opener vs. Lamar, and the home wins over FIU, Tulane and South Alabama. He earned his first letter.
In 2011 as a redshirt, he joined the team for preseason practice and redshirted. He worked with the UL offensive line.
At MHS, Siener was a three-year starter on the offensive line at Mandeville High, playing for coach Guy LeCompte. He was coached on the offensive line in high school by Jim Dombrowski, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame who played for more than a decade for the New Orleans Saints. Siener was rated two-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com and was invited to attend the NIKE camp held at the LSU training facility in Baton Rouge as well as the Under Armour training camp and combine held at the Saints training facility in Metairie.
Sieger is the son of Nick and Arlene Siener.
Lakeshore High?School graduate Al Riles plays safety at ULL. He is 5-10 and weighs 209 pounds as a rising sophomore.
As a freshman last year, Riles played in three games on special teams before being sidelined an injury. He missed the final nine games following surgery and qualified for a medical redshirt.
As a freshman, he made four tackles on special teams, had a career high two stops vs. Troy and single tackles versus Lamar and FIU.
In high school, Riles was a first-team all-district choice as a senior at Lakeshore High, playing for coach Larry Route. He was also tabbed second team all-district mention for his special teams play, rushed 177 times for 1,281 yards (7.3 avg.) and 24 touchdowns and passed for 987 yards and six scores, earning district MVP honors. He also caught five passes for 193 yards (38.6 avg.) and two touchdowns, was all-district pick as a junior, lettered three times each in football, basketball and track, ran the 100 and 200 meters in track, posting a best of 10.93 in the 100, and played in the annual Bayou Bowl, the Texas-Louisiana all-star game.
He is the son of David and Diedra Blanchard.