It’s time to start thinking about football – at least for a few weeks. The last two years we ran a very successful football camp for 5th through 8th grade students during the month of February. We will be doing a very similar thing this year.
The high school football staff will be hosting a Lion Football Camp for players in grades 5-6-7-8 during the month of February. It will be on Sundays, February 10, 17, & 24. The current 5th & 6th graders will go from 2:00-3:45pm with the 7th & 8th graders going from 4:00-5:45. ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD AT OAK RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (due to conflicts at the high school). Cost of the camp is $35. All campers will receive a camp t-shirt at the conclusion of camp. It’s a 7-on-7 / Linemen Camp. The linemen will break off and work on the fundamentals of playing offensive line. The backs, receivers, and QB’s will work on the basics of the Lion passing game – playing the game through the air – thus the name Linn-Mar Flight School. There will be a few defensive principles taught, but it will be primarily an offensive camp. I realize some families will have conflicts so it is designed for players to attend as many of the three sessions as possible. Don’t worry about being able to attend only 1 or 2 sessions, but obviously all three would be the best.
Click here to download the application/flyer. Just follow the instructions for completing the application and making payment. Pre-registration is preferred but walk-in applications will be accepted on February 10.
Coach Nate Frangella's Lion sophomores wrapped up a second straight district championship last Friday night with with a 27-7 win at Pleasant Valley.
Bricen White scored a pair of touchdowns for Linn-Mar, which finished 7-1 overall, 3-1 in district play. Andrew Knipper and Chris Baker also scored for the Lions.
The defense was strong again, allowing only allowing one rushing first down and putting the Spartans in third and long situations all night. Austin Tullis had a huge interception towards the end to seal the victory.
"These kids deserved a championship," Frangella said. "Simply put, they did the right things on and off the field all summer and fall. I am so proud of the way they grew as a family. I can't wait to see what they will do at the varsity level."
The Linn-Mar freshman football team put an emphatic explanation mark on their 2018 football season with a 57-8 victory over Cedar Rapids Washington on Thursday night at Linn-Mar Stadium.
Coach Ben Martens' team completed a perfect 8-0 season with a suffocating defensive effort. Carter West, Louis Ochs and Ryan Martin all had interceptions for the Lions.
On offense, Linn-Mar started off fast and was never headed. Jeron Senters, McKade Jelinek, J.J. Trainor, Cam Guenther, Keegan Mesch and Mac Watts all scored touchdowns
"I am very proud of the hard work this group put in all year," Martens said.
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