Arch Manning hardly needs to prove to anyone that he’s one of the most acclaimed high school quarterbacks in recent memory, but his latest feat is his burgeoning career. It will just be added to your current resume.
After trailing Benton (LA) High by 18 points in the first half, the Texas senior commit led his Isidore Newman team to a roaring comeback win Friday night in New Orleans. The Greenies closed the deficit with his 33 points in the 3rd quarter, and in the end he finished with a high score of 54-52.
Manning got off to a lukewarm start and was held without a passing touchdown in the first half. He finished the night with 22 of 38 passing for 317 yards and four touchdowns.
One of Manning’s second half highlights was his sensational throws on the 4th and 13th.
Manning also added a spectacular touchdown run and a crucial reception on a trick play that led to another score during his comeback.
Manning’s performance builds on a strong start to the year as he has scored a total of eight touchdowns in the last two games. The senior signal caller, ranked No. 10 in his SI99 rankings before the SI All-American preseason, has already totaled over 7,000 yards and 100 total touches in his first three seasons in high school. I was getting down.
With Friday’s victory, Isidore Newman improved to 3-0 and kicked off their campaign.
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