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Substate Begins Tonight at Linn-Mar Stadium

The Lions season came to a close tonight; there’s not a whole lot more to say. Marshalltown took advantage of their ability to play to one another’s feet, beat the Lions to 50-50 balls, and capitalized on an issue we have faced often this year…loose balls in and around the goal box. The Bobcats scored on a corner kick as the Lions watched the ball drop into a dangerous area. That was the only goal of the game. Linn-Mar did have chances, but too few to make anything out of. The Lions increased its intensity late in the game, but it was little too late.  The Varsity team finished the season 9-9, overall.


 

Thursday night, the Lions closed out the regular season with a 1-0 win over Cedar Falls, ending 9-8, overall. Tonight, everyone starts fresh…no wins, no losses. Linn-Mar hopes that with a win tonight, over Marshalltown, it will be the first of three wins in the next 5 days, and end with another berth at the IAHSAA State Tournament.

But first things first…tonight’s matchup is with the Bobcats of Marshalltown. Last year, Linn-Mar beat the Bobcats 4-0, in the Substate Final, and the Lions made their third consecutive trip to state. With the season on the line, tonight is sure to be a great game. Kickoff is a little earlier than normal, so that students can attend Senior Recognition, at 7:00. So eat an early dinner, and come support the Lions! The winner will advance to the next round, where #1 Prairie will host at 6:30 on Wednesday.

⚽️ Substate, 1st Round vs Marshalltown
⌚️ 5:00pm, Kickoff
📍 Linn-Mar Stadium

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Substate Details

Substate #4

Substate #4

Coach Brinkmeyer and 31 young men are now preparing for a run at another State Tournament berth.  If they can do it, it will be their 4th in a row, and 7th overall…but it won’t be easy.  If they win their first-round game (at LM Stadium vs Marshalltown, May 22-5pm), they would have to upset current #1, and undefeated, Prairie. They would then have to play a third game, and win, before making plans in Des Moines.  While the team has faced adversity this year, they have managed to beat some of the best teams in the state, and know that at this point in the season, nothing is guaranteed.

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2017 Boot Camp

It’s time to adjust (as necessary) and plan for the postseason. On Friday, the following individuals will compete for a place on the 22-man postseason roster. No guarantees are made for any current Varsity player, as we want a healthy competition at practice. This abbreviate “tryout” will help determine who will continue representing Linn-Mar, this postseason. The first game is coming up fast so it will be critical, that players put their best foot forward, from the outset!

Substate Tryout–Invited Players

Substate Schedule

  • Session 1: Friday, May 19, 4-6 PM, LM Stadium
    • Apparel: Gray practice shirt, white shorts, white socks
  • Session 2: Saturday, May 20, 6:30-8 AM, LM Stadium
    • Apparel: Gray practice shirt, black shorts, black socks
      • Monday’s roster announced by Saturday night
  • Session 3: Sunday, May 21, 12:30-1:30 PM,LMHS Lecture Hall (Enter Door 16)
    • Film Study
    • Come as you are, bring lunch if you want
  • Game 1: Monday, May 22, 5 PM, LM Stadium vs Marshalltown
    • Meet in Stadium Team Room
    • Dressed, ready to warm-up by 4pm

The following times will only apply if the team wins the prior game…

  • Session 4: Tuesday, May 23, 4-6 PM, LM Stadium
    • Apparel: Gray practice shirt, black shorts, gray socks
  • Game 2: Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 PM, Prairie High School vs Prairie
    • Bus leaves at 4:30 PM

The following times will only apply if the team wins the prior game…

  • Session 5: Thursday, May 25, TBD
  • Session 6: Friday, May 26, 4-6 PM, LM Stadium
    • Apparel: Gray Practice shirt, black shorts, gray socks
  • Game 3: Saturday, May 27, 5 PM, Prairie High School vs TBD
    • Bus leaves at 3 PM