Joey Gatewood had a point to prove.
The Auburn quarterback commit and his Bartram Trail (Fla.) team were in the national spotlight Saturday night for a matchup against Cartersville (Ga.) and the nation’s top pocket passer Trevor Lawrence. As expected, Lawrence put on his own show. But Gatewood provided his own highlight reel during an impressive comeback that ultimately resulted in a 52-45 loss.
All in all, Gatewood accounted for 326 yards and 3 touchdowns, which was equally split between running and passing.
He completed 11-of-14 passes for 191 yards and a game-tying touchdown strike with 7:10 to go in the game. Gatewood also added two rushing scores on 20 carries. He totaled 135 yards on the ground.
Despite the loss, Gatewood played an integral role in his team’s 28-point comeback against the two-time defending state championship Cartersville squad that was led by Lawrence’s 4-touchdown, 400-yard performance.
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