Posted On: 07/29/19 2:00 AM

Things could not have started better for the Coon Rapids Cardinals' football team in 2018. They started the season 3-0 for the first time since 2010. A couple of close losses started the team down a tough stretch to end the season, but Cardinals' senior Jordan Nolan feels like the best is yet to come – for the Cardinals and Nolan.
"We had a good start," Nolan said. "We had some momentum, and then we played Irondale. After we lost that game, everything started to go downhill. I think we had something there for a little bit. I think this fall we will be hard to beat. We have talent. We just need to put it all together. I think with a new coach; we can be really good."
Especially during the first half of the season, the defense carried the Cardinals.
"We caused turnovers, made plays and stopped the run," Nolan said. "We were a little shaky on offense but some games we were able to run the ball well."
Nolan felt he had a solid season.
"The season went well for me. I set high expectations for myself, so even though I did

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