Football preview: Cromwell-Wright Cardinals
The Cardinals return a strong core of players, but low numbers could hurt the Cardinals; team opens at home against Floodwood Friday, Aug. 30.
Head coach: Jeff Gronner
Assistant coaches: Dave Foster, Marshall Thompson
Returning starters: Taye Anderson, Sr., E/DE; Andrew Kosloski, OL, Jr; Jaeger Goranson, LB; Ethan Shelton, DB; Zevvus Smith, OL/DL.
New Faces: Achille Pommier, Sr., WR/DB; Nic Envall, WR/DB.
Team Strengths: Team quickness and a core of experienced players from last year’s state semifinal run.
Biggest Challenge: Lack of numbers
Coach’s assessment: “Our season will be determined by if we can stay healthy or not,” Gronner said. “We will be suiting up 12-14 players, so a couple injuries to key guys and we will have to forfeit games. If we are healthy by the end of the season we hope so surprise some teams in the playoffs.”