One of — the? — most heralded recruits in Texas Longhorn history was back at it on the prep scene Friday.
Arch Manning and Newman faced De La Salle in a Jamboree game and came out on top, 20-13. The teams played for two periods of 15 minutes each.
Manning was 6-of-12 passing for 81 yards and an interception.
He fared better with his legs, including a 34-yard touchdown run on a third-and-20 midway through the final quarter to make it 20-6 after the PAT.
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“He can do those things,” Newman coach Nelson Stewart said. “(People) just want to talk about his arm. His ability to run, being a senior and being decisive, that’s the difference.”
Manning attempted only two passes in the second half, the final one for a gain of 6 yards to tight end Will Randle. The pair of Texas commitments connected for three passes and 41 yards.
Newman open the season next week at Hahnville.