Plainfield North gets it done on both sides of ball
The Plainfield North Tigers earned their stripes on offense and defense last season and are looking to do the same again this year.
The Tigers posted a 7-2 record in conference play and an overall 11-3 mark thanks to an offense that averaged 35 points per game and a defense that gave up only 10 points per game on average. In fact, the defense held four opponents scoreless and gave up 20 points or more on only two occasions.
At one point last year, Plainfield North climbed to seventh in the state rankings and finished in third place in its conference. The Tigers' strong season continued into the playoffs, where they made it to their first 7A state championship game, losing to East St. Louis High School, 26-13.
Plainfield North is coached by Tim Kane, who has led the team to six playoff appearances after taking the reins in 2006.
The Tigers come into this season ranked 31st in the state. They take the field for the first time on Aug. 25 against Plainfield Central High School, and their first home game will come the following week when they host Oswego High School.