PEARL RIVER, Louisiana – It used to be becoming that quarterback Arch Manning broke his uncle Eli Manning’s Newman High School passing yards report at Rebel Stadium Friday evening.
Arch’s grandfather Archie Manning – nonetheless regarded as the best Ole Miss Rebel of all – used to be proper there within the stands when it came about, in conjunction with his spouse Olivia. She used to be Ole Miss’ homecoming queen in 1970 when Archie used to be a senior. They’ll be observing when No. 14 Ole Miss hosts No. 7 Kentucky on Saturday at midday japanese on ESPN.
Eli, who turned into Ole Miss’ all-time occupation passing yards chief from 2000-03, used to be now not in Pearl River, however you’ll wager he has heard about what came about. So has former Newman quarterback Peyton Manning, whose occupation prep landing report used to be established prior to he went to Tennessee. That fell by the hands of his gifted nephew.
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In some way, Archie’s oldest son Cooper, who signed a scholarship to play at Ole Miss prior to a spinal situation ended his occupation, additionally beat his two more youthful brothers Peyton and Eli, who every received two Super Bowls within the NFL. Cooper is Arch’s dad.
“I’m not going to call Peyton or Eli,” Cooper laughed after the sport, which Newman of uptown New Orleans received 52-22 to enhance to 4-1 at the season. “I’m going to let them find out on their own.”
“I might call them and catch up,” Arch stated.
Actually, he’s already stuck them, and he did it in taste.
Arch, a senior who dedicated to Texas over the summer time because the No. 1 prospect within the country, finished 17 of 28 passes for 356 yards and 7 touchdowns Friday evening. He threw 3 TDs within the first quarter from 3, 38 and 45 yards as Newman constructed a 24-0 lead and 5 by means of halftime because the Greenies took a 38-0 lead. His closing landing of the part used to be from 70 yards out to huge receiver Peter Loop. He added two extra in the second one part prior to leaving with 7:55 to play within the recreation.
“It’s pretty cool to break my uncles’ records,” Arch stated. “I’ve been here for a while. We haven’t talked about the records much, but I’m sure they’re proud of me. And I look up to them, so it’s been fun how they paved the way for me. And now I’m playing where they played in high school.”
Newman head trainer Nelson Stewart didn’t heed Eli Manning’s recommendation and as a substitute caught along with his unfold, passing assault.
“Eli texted me to say I should switch to the power option for the rest of the season to keep his record,” Stewart stated.
Arch entered the sport with 7,158 yards in his Newman occupation, trailing Eli’s 7,268. He is now No. 1 at 7,514 with 4 common season video games to move. Arch trailed Peyton’s occupation landing cross report of 94 by means of one coming in, and now has a good 100.
Tough day for Eli and Peyton, Archie used to be requested.
“I don’t keep up with all that,” he stated. “I like how he keeps improving and helping his team win.”
Cooper agreed. “He is improving,” he stated. “He gets better every game.”
Manning throws onerous, tight spirals on his intermediate and deep balls, and possesses a comfortable contact like his grandfather at the quick throws.
“He has elite arm talent,” Stewart stated. “And he does keep getting better. His poise, how he handles the pocket, everything he does. He’s a total quarterback. He has great footwork, great attention to detail. He’s a leader. And you just see him growing up.”
Stewart gave Manning the sport ball as he spoke to the workforce after the sport.
“We don’t always highlight individuals, because football is a team game,” Stewart stated. “But we have to tonight. In my lifetime, these are numbers that Arch is putting up that will never be approached here. He works his butt off, and he does everything right.”
Arch Manning walked off surrounded by means of teammates after pretending to interview one of his classmates.
“It’s been a fun senior year,” he stated. “And I’m ready to keep it going.”