2010 Prep Football Preview: Linn-Mar
By Jeff Linder
MARION, Iowa - Linn-Mar enjoyed a breakout season in 2009, winning a Mississippi Valley Conference championship, compiling a 9-2 record and advancing to the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
The key last year was a huge offensive line. Coach Bob Forsyth said this year's line won't be as big, but could be more athletic.
That line will be blocking for all-state running back Jer Garman, who rushed for 1,861 yards on 218 carries and scored 29 rushing touchdowns. He added three receiving TDs.
Linn-Mar will play its final season at Armstrong Field before moving to a new state-of-the-art facility in 2011. The Lions open Aug. 27 at home against Cedar Rapids Jefferson. The schedule turns nasty in the final three weeks of the season; the Lions close with Cedar Rapids Washington, Iowa City High and Cedar Rapids Xavier.
Aug. 27 – Cedar Rapids Jefferson (home)
Sept. 2 at Cedar Rapids Kennedy (Kingston)
Sept. 10 Dubuque Wahlert (home)
Sept. 17 at Waterloo West
Sept. 24 Cedar Rapids Prairie (home)
Oct. 1 at Dubuque Senior
Oct. 8 Cedar Rapids Washington (home)
Oct. 15 at Iowa City High
Oct. 22 Cedar Rapids Xavier (home)