After a quiet first half, Isidore Newman (Louisa) and top-rated quarterback Arch Manning headed to the locker room with an 18-point deficit against Benton (Louisa), only to come back in the second act for a thrilling comeback win.
Zero touchdown passes through the first two quarters were a distant memory by the end of the third, with the Texas Longhorns committed to throwing two of his four on the night to start the shootout.
One of those TDs may now stand as Arch’s signature moment this early in his senior season — a doubt-erasing punt on fourth-and-13 to take the lead.
And if there was ever any doubt about his mobility, he also added this rushing touchdown in the third…
Manning finished the night 22 of 38 passing for 317 yards and four touchdowns, leading Newman all the way to a 54-52 victory.
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