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.

Schedule

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)
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