The word from the Chatham County newsroom is that long-time Eastern Randolph High School football coach Burton Cates and his staff will be heading to Lee County at the end of the current school year.
This is the word coming from the Chatham News and they are also reporting that ER Wildcat athletic director Charles Arrington may be headed toward Lee County too.
With the opening of the new Providence Grove High School in Randolph County, it looks like a mass exodus from ER will be in order at the conclusion of this 2008/2009 school year.
Good Luck to Coach Cates and his staff. They have enjoyed much success at Eastern Randolph over the years with football and in the local community.