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East Ridge senior running back Nick Leach returns to the field this fall to help lead the Raptors football team and defend his Suburban East Conference rushing title. (Bulletin photos by Patrick Johnson)

2013 Fall Sports Preview: East Ridge football team bringing a Leach

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East Ridge head football coach Mike Pendino says he likes to call running plays “going fishing.” Because when he does, he’s bringing a leach — Nick Leach that is.


This fall, Leach — a senior running back who led the Suburban East Conference in rushing last year — returns to the Raptors’ backfield along with a highly touted quarterback and behind an imposing offensive line.

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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