East St. Louis flies past Plainfield North for 7A State Title

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — East St. Louis quarterback Reyondous Estes only completed five passes on Saturday but three of those went for touchdowns as the Flyers beat Plainfield North, 26-13, in the IHSA Class 7A state football championship.

Estes hit Jeff Thomas three times for 105 yards and two of the scores.

James Knight caught the other touchdown, and Eric Owens returned an interception 85 yards as East St. Louis (14-0) built a 26-0 lead before two late scores by the Tigers (11-3).