MARION (KWWL)- Linn-Mar used a strong second half performance to come back and beat Burlington in its substate matchup.
Cedar Rapids Xavier made sure the Lions would not have the opportunity to roar back in their first round playoff matchup, outscoring Linn-Mar 20-0 in the second half en route to a 41-3 win.
The Saints went up 21-3 right before the half when Joe Sayre found Colin O'Connor on a short square in route. O'Connor then made a great move to get in the open field and just get inside the pylon before being pulled down from behind for a 35 yard score.
The Saints would deliver the knock out punch on their first drive of the second half. Pat Chizek bounced a 24 yard run outside and into the endzone for a 28-3 Xavier lead.
The Saints will be at Clinton on Friday.
Online Reporter: Jason Epner