East Ridge could be on verge of breakout season

Staff photo by Matt Hamilton / East Ridge quarterback Jermaine Blackstock, left, fakes a handoff to running back Javonte Pullom during a July 24 practice.


Head coach: Chad Barger (2-8 here; 45-61 overall)

Returning starters: 8 offensive; 9 defensive

Last year's record: 2-8, did not qualify for TSSAA Class 4A playoffs

Key players: Jermaine Blackstock (6-0, 180) Sr.