Lions season ends with loss to Bettendorf

Bettendorf jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead, the took control in the second half to defeat Linn-Mar, 42-14, in a Class 4A opening-round playoff game at Linn-Mar Stadium on Friday night.

The Lions battled back with a pair of Marcus Orr scoring passes to John Steffen and Trey Martin, but couldn't slow down the Bulldogs in the second half.  Linn-Mar finishes the season at 6-4.

Click here to read The Gazette's story on Friday's game.


Sophomores fall in finale

After jumping to an early lead, the Linn-Mar sophomore football team dropped a 38-19 decision to Pleasant Valley in the final game of the season.

Coach Ben Martens' team finishes the season at 3-5.

Mac West had two touchdowns, one rushing and one passing. Carter West also scored for the Lions, who moved the ball well behind a strong effort from the offensive line.

"I cannot wait to see what this group does going forward," Martens said "I am so proud of the work they put in this season."


Freshmen blank Dowling to finish 7-1

Jackson Severson and Ben Blackford each scored on long touchdown runs of 82 and 40 yards and the defense was strong throughout as the Linn-Mar freshmen downed West Des Moines Dowling, 12-0, on Tuesday night at Linn-Mar Stadium.

The Lions outgained the visiting Maroons 348-34 to finish the season at 7-1.

"Defensively we were very stout," reported Coach Anthony Crawley. "It was a fantastic season, I look forward to seeing what this group can do in the future."

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Varsity Head Coach

Paul James


Nate Frangella
Ed Miles

Cedric Thomas
Mick Mulherin
Travis Senters
Adrian Arrington

Sophomore Head Coach

Ben Martens
Andy May
Brett Van Hove
Tristan Evans

Matt Starmer
Freshman Head Coach
Anthony Crawley
Chad Tompkins

Dave Cosgrove
Nick Martens

Vince Klopfenstein
Marissa Yorgey

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