According to Nola.com
, the nephew of Super Bowl winning quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning completed 23 of 36 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown as his team improved to 8-0 to secure the top Division III seed in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs. It was the program's fifth unbeaten regular season in school history.
rushed 14 times for 87 yards and two touchdowns Friday and Sterling Scott
added 42 yards rushing and a score for Newman, which was coming off a 76-0 win over Cohen (New Orleans).
In that game, Manning threw five touchdown passes in just one quarter, but Friday he went the distance. The nation's top-rated sophomore quarterback according to 247Sports, threw three interceptions, but he fired an 11-yard TD strike to Pike Philibert
to give Newman a 21-0 halftime lead.
The MaxPreps Freshman of the Year finished the season 117 of 163 (72 percent) for 1,643 yards and 19 touchdowns against seven interceptions. He also rushed for 229 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns.
The Greenies were in complete command thanks to a rugged defense and strong running game. Kearney Nieset
added four extra points and a 27-yard field goal. Newman also avoided any major injuries.
South Plaquemines (4-3) moved the ball effectively between the 20s, but couldn't cash in except for a 58-yard touchdown pass from Taighan Jones
to Dontavius Johnson
in the third quarter.