Coon Rapids Cardinals hope to fly to victory this season

Coon Rapids Cardinals (Northwest Suburban Conference)

Head coach Jon Young

Cardinal Nation hoists helmets at the close of Aug. 16 two-a-days. Photo by Bill Jones

Cardinal Nation hoists helmets at the close of Aug. 16 two-a-days. Photo by Bill Jones

Record and 2011 finish: 2-7 oveall (lost in the first round of playoffs)

Key returners:

Max Polson (outside linebacker)

Steve Braschayko (outside linebacker)

Will Elliot (linebacker/running back)

Pierre Roddy (quarterback)

Jordan Rayford (cornerback)

2012 schedule

Aug. 30, Totino Grace, 7 p.m.

Sept.7  at Minnetonka, 7 p.m.

Sept. 14, Andover, 7 p.m.

HOMECOMING: Sept. 21, Champlin Park, 7 p.m.

Sept. 28 at Blaine, 7 p.m.

Oct. 5, Anoka 7 p.m.

Oct. 12 at Maple Grove, 7 p.m.

Oct. 17 at Centennial, 7 p.m.

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