Former Castle star Anderson helps lead Illinois State into FCS title game

Jon-Marc Anderson, a redshirt freshman from Castle High School, will help lead Illinois State (13-1) into the FCS national championship game aginst Missouri Valley Football Conference rival and three-time defending national champion North Dakota State (14-1) at 12:05 p.m. Saturday at Frisco, Texas.

After quarterback Tre Roberson ran for a 47-yard score to give the Redbirds a 19-18 lead over New Hampshire in the semifinals on Dec. 20, Anderson dove into the end zone for the two-point conversion. Anderson has made 11 receptions for 178 yards.

Illinois State and North Dakota State did not meet during the regular season.

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