Rebels Fall to Newman, Arch Manning in a Battle of Unbeatens


Lori Lyons

The Rebels faced a tough task in stopping the Greenies and star QB Arch Manning

Lori Lyons, Staff

It was billed as the battle of unbeatens with a star attraction.

The undefeated Newman Greenies and their all-star quarterback, Arch Manning, came to Reserve Friday night to take on the Rebels, also unbeaten after four games, and their star quarterback Gage Larvadain. Sticking largely to a ground attack, the Greenies prevailed, 31-26.

Manning, the grandson of former New Orleans Saint Archie Manning, the nephew of former NFL greats Peyton and Eli, and the son of Cooper, was 8 of 12 for 58 yards passing. But he ran for three scores as he and his running back Sterling Scott helped account for 270 rushing yards.

Larvadain, a senior who went into the game with 20 touchdowns to his credit, rushed for 77 yards and one touchdown, passed for 128 yards and another score and had a catch for 3 yards. He also played cornerback on defense.  Luke Hymel threw for a pair of touchdowns, one to Cade Middleton and one to David Reynaud.

The Rebels (4-1) will travel to St. Martin’s this week.