Like the temperatures in uptown New Orleans, things got cold for Riverside after building a 7-0 halftime lead at Newman. By the time the game ended, the wind had picked up and temperatures in the upper 50s surrounded the Rebels who walked off the field following a 21-7 District 9-2 loss to the Greenies.
Riverside quarterback Tate Scioneaux completed 3 of 18 passes for 59 yards. His 36-yard touchdown pass to Nate Williams accounted for the only scoring of the half as the Rebels took a 7-0 lead into the break. For Williams, it was part of a big game offensively, as he rushed for 102 yards on 15 carries, and caught two passes for 36 yards and the touchdown.
The second half was a different story. Newman got a 61-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Jabari Tyler to James White to tie the score 7-7 with 2:44 left in the third quarter.
Tyler, the son of former LSU quarterback Herb Tyler, scored on a 1-yard keeper to give Newman a 14-7 lead with 9:47 remaining in the game.
White’s 6-yard touchdown run with 2:15 left closed out the scoring and gave Newman the 21-7 win.
The loss snapped Riverside’s three-game win streak and drops the Rebels to a 6-3 overall record.