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.

Cromwell-Wright’s Taye Anderson carries the ball past Achille Pommier (center) and Andrew Kachinske during a recent practice. Steve Kuchera /

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.”

Jamey Malcomb has a been high school sports reporter for the Duluth News Tribune since October 2021. He spent the previous six years covering news and sports for the Lake County News-Chronicle in Two Harbors and the Cloquet Pine Journal. He graduated from the George Washington University in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in history and literature and also holds a master's degree in secondary English education from George Mason University.
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