The Forest Trail eighth grade youth basketball team won the 2014 Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) Boys Basketball State Tournament on Feb. 21 to finish the season 27-1.
The Forest Trail Wolverines started the season strong with a record of 24-1 coming into the three round tournament. The first round against Pekin Broadmoor ended with Forest Trail winning by a score of 54-28. In the semifinals, the Wolverines outscored Matteson’s Collin Powell Middle School 59-52 to move on to the championship game where they defeated Danville North Ridge 54-49.
Over 400 schools participated in the IESA tournament in central Illinois.
Forest Trail Middle School plans to hold a celebration at the school on Thursday at 1 p.m.
Forest Trail Middle School is located at 215 Wilson Street in Park Forest.
Names of Players: Joshua Rosenburg, Eric Allen, Marchon Baines, Malik Ecfrod, Clifton Jimerson, Antron Washionton, Nathaniel Reese, Lewis Harper, Josh Tolbert, Vashawn Sims, Chris White, Omar Smith, Tyrean Tyms.