Cardinals Come Up Short Of 3A State Title As Knights Go Back To Back


Pleasant Plains did everything they wanted to in the first half against Elmhurst IC Catholic….except find the end zone. At the half, the Knights led 6-0 but were able to pull away on the back of Lazerick Eatman for a 35-0 win, going back to back for 3A state titles.

Eatman scored four times on the ground while quarterback CJ West had their other rushing score in the third quarter. Pleasant Plains finishes their historic season as 3A runner-ups with a 10-4 record after starting the season 2-3 and finishing fourth in the Sangamo conference before making their Cinderella run through the 3A south bracket.