Overtime Field Goal Propels Linn-Mar Lions to First Win of Season

Linn-Mar junior Austin Wolter scored the winning field goal in an overtime match with Washington High School.

The Linn-Mar football team had their first win of the season against the very team that began its four-game losing streak.

The Lions beat Washington 24-21, after four consecutive losses, the first of which being Washington's victory over Linn-Mar in the 4A playoffs last season, according to the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

"Everybody knows we've got a little bit of bad blood with Washington with that postseason loss last year," said quarterback Rhys Davis to Metro Sports Report. "I think we all had a personal score to settle."

Junior Austin Wolter scored the winning field goal in a heated overtime, despite limping off the field after a player's helmet collided with his shin in the first quarter.

Watch the full game above, from a recorded broadcast by Linn-Mar TV.

Stay tuned next week to find out if the Lions keep up the good play in Friday's home game against Cedar Falls.


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