Seniors Tykeise Johnson and Austin Anda return for what will be a third varsity season in the backfield for an offense that showed glimpses of its potential last fall, winning only three games during a season that opened and closed in Fridley at Totino-Grace and are off the 2014 schedule.
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.
One week after Coon Rapids turned some heads in a tough opening game loss at Totino-Grace, it was the Cardinals’ turn to end their losing ways. Coon Rapids (1-1) scored its first win in nearly two years beating Park Center 23-7 in the home opener to end a 10-game losing streak.
No doubt Coon Rapids made progress over the off-season, but the result was still a loss against Totino-Grace, this time by way of a 23-12 score in Fridley Aug. 29.