Linn-Mar remained on top of Class 4A, District 4 on Friday night with a 35-19 Homecoming victory over Muscatine at Linn-Mar Stadium.
Marcus Orr tossed four touchdown passes, two to Will Zahradnik, and Bricen White ran 40 yards for another score as the Lions (5-2, 3-0) clinched their first winning season since 2014. The Lion defense was also strong, holding the Muskies off the scoreboard until midway through the fourth quarter.
Linn-Mar travels to Iowa City High next Friday night. Click here to read The Gazette's story on the game.
The Lion sophomores evened their record at 3-3 Friday night with an impressive 50-13 win over Muscatine.
"Our defense was again dominant," reported Coach Ben Martens. "We sacked the Muskie QB several times."
Zyndrik Massow had an interception for the Lions. On offense, the team rushed for over 450 yards. Carter West led the way with three touchdowns. Mac Watts, McKade Jelinek, Alex Dosee and Minor Spencer all also scored for Linn-Mar.
The Lions play next Friday at Iowa City High.
The Linn-Mar freshmen moved to 5-1 with a 42-6 win on Tuesday night at Muscatine. Jackson Severson ran for one score and threw for another. Will Starnes and Aiden Mesch also scored TDs for the Lions.
"Defensively, we were just nasty," reported Coach Anthony Crawley.
Linn-Mar's next game is Oct. 17 at home against Iowa City High.
Last Thursday, the freshmen avenged their only loss of the season with a 34-6 win over the Cougars at Linn-Mar Stadium.
Ben Blackford, Severson, Tristan Jackson and Carter Henderson all scored TDs for the Lions. Aiden Mesch and Micheal Mulherin led the Lions on defense.
"The offensive line played very well as we just keep improving," reported Crawley.
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