It wasn’t a high-scoring Friday night for Arch Manning and New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman High School against archrival St. Charles, but the sophomore gunslinger was able to throw two early touchdown passes as Newman was able to hang on and win 14-7.
For Newman (6-0) and Manning, who is up to 16 touchdown passes and nine rushing TDs, it was the first time the school had defeated St. Charles in 22 years. The teams played just five times during that streak, but it still feels good for Newman head coach Nelson Stewart. “As good of a regular-season win in my career and I think that’s the ultimate compliment I can give St. Charles Catholic,” Stewart said after the win.
Manning ended the night 17 of 24 for 218 yards with the two touchdown passes.
Early fireworks for Newman and Arch Manning 🔥👀🏈
Two 1st Quarter TD passes vs district rival St Charles
1) 3rd-and-19 for 22-yard TD to Pike Philibert @Pike1023
2) 4th-and-1 11-yard TD pass to William Randle@NewmanAthletes 14 St Charles 0@walk_ons New Orleans GOTW pic.twitter.com/wuiQcXezDJ
— Varsity Sports Now (@VSNLouisiana) November 7, 2020
Kind of like NASCAR starting the season w/the Daytona 500 District 11-2A opening with 4-1 St Charles at 5-0 Newman 👀
— Varsity Sports Now (@VSNLouisiana) November 6, 2020
A lot of Media around Arch Manning. Manning with 2 TD passes to lead Newman over SCC 14-7 pic.twitter.com/93nHjjiFj7
— Allen Waddell (@AllenGWaddell) November 7, 2020