Arch Manning did not want to go out like this.
University High of Baton Rouge put the clamps on the nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning as Newman lost 49-13 in a select Division III state quarterfinal Friday at Newman’s Michael Lupin Field.
In his final game, Manning completed 8 of 21 for 96 yards with two interceptions and one lost fumble. The five-star passer and Texas football commitment had one interception and the fumble returned for touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
The only score for Newman would come after the defense got an interception and had the offense on the 3-yard line for an easy score.
Newman went three-and-out on four of the first six possessions. U-High sacked Manning multiple times on the night. They also scored touchdowns in defense when junior Marcus Dawson returned an interception close to 100 yards in the fourth quarter. Less than a minute later, senior Jackson Forbes forced a fumble and picked it up near the end zone for another score.
With just over two minutes left in the game, Manning was replaced at quarterback. Arch Manning plans to enroll early at Texas. That means he will not play his final season of high school basketball this spring.
This was a tough way to end his high school career.