Crowe, Colts Invade Manning Passing Academy
Bayou Academy is well represented at the 2016 Manning Passing Academy held at Nicholls State University in Thibodeaux, Louisiana. This is the 21st year of the MPA.
Sophomore quarterback Cross Crowe is camping there this week and says he and his teammates are working hard and having fun.
“Eight guys from our team came,” Crowe told SES Mississippi. “Some running backs, receivers and myself and we are all doing well working hard to get ready for this season.”
Along with Crowe, Colts Max Belvedresi, Spence Martin, Zach Willingham, Colby Chenault, John Maggio, Collins Tabb and Clinton Davis are also camping at MPA.
Bayou went 5-6 this past year behind Crowe’s 1,644 passing yards in just his freshman season. Crowe believes that the Colts will be ready to climb to new heights this season behind some of the younger yet now experienced returning players.
“We had a good group of sophomores moving up,” Crowe said. “I’ve been to a lot of camps and learned a lot. We have a new offensive coordinator, Coach Pitts, so we will see what his plans are.”
“We have a bunch of new guys,” Crowe explained. “It’s going to be a good year. Everyone is getting along and working hard in the weight room. We have a good group.”
One of those new guys he is referring to is Stanley Buford, a 6-3, 185-pound wide receiver from East Side.
“He’s doing good,” Crowe said. “He’s been throwing with some of the other receiver and me. We all get along well and work hard together.”
Crowe says the goals for 2016 are simple. Win the district and get back to the postseason.