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East Ridge senior Nick Leach is announced during the Raptors’ final regular season home game of the year against Stillwater last Wednesday. (Submitted photo by Mike Tuckner)

East Ridge football: Leach on road to recovery, says he'll return to field next fall

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It’s the moment every football player fears.

Three minutes into a home game against rival Park, East Ridge senior running back Nick Leach was taken down awkwardly along the visitor’s sideline. He got up and limped a few steps before going back to his knees. As the medical staff ran onto the field, Leach stayed there momentarily, pounding his fist on the turf. He tried to get up and walk once more, shaking off assistance before finally accepting a hand off the field.


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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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