Bricen White scored the clinching TD with a 77-yard run last in the fourth quarter as Linn-Mar raised its record to 2-1 on Thursday night with a 14-6 win over Cedar Rapids Jefferson at Kingston Stadium.
The game was delayed 90 minutes by weather in the fourth quarter.
Linn-Mar returns to action Friday with a road game at Urbandale. Click here to link to the game story from The Gazette's KJ Pilcher. Accompanying photo shot by The Gazette's Rebecca F. Miller.
In a game postponed from Thursday to Saturday because of weather, the Linn-Mar sophomores used a 50-yard scoring pass from McKade Jelinek to Gavin Johnston and a tough defense to down Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 7-0, at Kingston Stadium for their first victory of the season.
The defense was led by Jake Nickel and Louis Ochs, who both had interceptions, and strong play from the line which didn't allow the J-Hawks to establish a running game.
Coach Ben Martens' team (1-2) returns to action on Thursday night, traveling to play at Solon.
The Linn-Mar freshman football team fell to 1-1 after dropping a tough 14-12 contest last Thursday night at Cedar Rapids Kennedy. Tristan Jackson returned a kickoff for a touchdown for the Lions.
On Monday, the freshman "B" team defeated Dubuque Senior, 28-16, at Linn-Mar Stadium. Ben Blackford scored twice and quarterback Reed Recker had good passing night.
The Lions are off this week. They will look to get back into the win column when they Cedar Falls Peet comes to Linn-Mar Stadium on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.
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