High school seniors official put pen to paper during the NCAA’s early signing period Nov. 13. Several area prep standouts made their future plans be known for most sports. Football signees will announce decisions on Feb. 5.
Coon Rapids’ (3-5) hopes of winning a Section 5-6A game were dashed in an opening round with a 51-23 loss at Totino-Grace Oct. 25 in a rematch of the season opener in Fridley.
Coon Rapids ended the regular season on a high-note with a 23-20 win against Centennial Oct. 16. The second win in three weeks gave the Cardinals a sense of confidence with a close Northwest Suburban Conference victory.
Maple Grove moved within at least a share of the Northwest Suburban Conference North Division title after a 49-14 win against Coon Rapids Oct. 11.
One week after Coon Rapids senior receiver Alex Boxwell set a new school receiving yards record (212), he didn’t catch a pass against Anoka (1-5) in a 13-10 win that spoiled the Tornadoes Homecoming game at Goodrich Field Oct. 4.
Blaine put two losses behind them while spoiling Coon Rapids’ homecoming game 41-14, Sept. 27. Cardinals Stadium was hoping with a rabid student section proud to share their Cardinal Nation pride throughout the deceptively one-side score.
Champlin Park running back Datrice Mulsumo sliced his way through the Coon Rapids defense for five touchdowns and 297 yards rushing in Friday’s 38-22 win for the Rebels.
Andover and Coon Rapids came together to help raise money through the Tackle Cancer program during Friday’s football game at Huskies Stadium on a picturesque fall evening. Andover (3-0) topped Coon Rapids (1-2) 40-14 in a Northwest Suburban Conference contest Sept. 13.