It wasn’t a vintage performance by Arch Manning and Newman in a loss to Berkeley Prep on Friday but the prized recruit did wow Georgia coach Kirby Smart.
Newman was pummeled, 40-24, by the Florida school. Manning was 18-of-35 passing for 213 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. His three interceptions this season came in losses over the last two weeks.
However, Manning did show his wheels. He broke a 68-yard touchdown run with his team down 14-0.
“… it was the finest game I’ve seen Arch Manning play,” Newman coach Nelson Stewart said. “I’ve never seen him do what he did tonight against a physically superior opponent.”
Smart was on the field watching.
One of the picks Manning threw:
Meanwhile, another SEC school, Ole Miss, looking to land Arch Manning is going all-out in its retirement ceremony for two-time Super Bowl-winning QB Eli Manning — Arch’s uncle — Saturday against LSU.