The doctors cleared Lowell Narcisse Thursday morning.
His mom cleared him Thursday night.
On Friday, the St. James junior quarterback made his season debut.
Narcisse missed the entire regular season after tearing his ACL in the spring game but returned Friday to help the Wildcats to a 34-21 victory over Green Oaks.
Narcisse ran for two touchdowns and threw for another and also ran two 2-point conversions in the opening round Class 3A victory.
“It felt good getting my feet wet and getting a feel for the game again,” said Narcisse.
Narcisse, rated the top dual threat quarterback in the nation in the class of 2017, committed to Auburn right before the season began but was expected to miss the entire season.
“It was up to my mom to make the final decision,” Narcisse said.
Stacy Narcisse admits it wasn’t an easy choice.
“It was more prayer than anything,” said Stacy Narcisse. “That’s where my faith came in. I couldn’t just have faith for his recovery. I had to believe God for everything.”
Narcisse entered the game on St. James’ third possession.
“The first play I held my breath, but after that play I relaxed,” his mother said.
So did her son.
“The knee felt good,” he said.
St. James will travel to play Eunice next week in the second round of the playoffs.
Narcisse threw for 5,134 yards and 58 touchdowns and rushed for 2,039 yards and 30 touchdowns in his first two seasons.
Last year, he passed for 3,127 yards and 31 touchdowns and rushed for another 1,402 yards and 18 touchdowns.
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