Johnson comes up on short end of title match

Jefferson City’s Jared Johnson (right) leans on Blue Springs’ Louis Foutz on Saturday in the Class 4 State Championships at Mizzou Arena. Foutz posted a 9-7 win to take the 189-pound title.

Jefferson City’s Jared Johnson (right) leans on Blue Springs’ Louis Foutz on Saturday in the Class 4 State Championships at Mizzou Arena. Foutz posted a 9-7 win to take the 189-pound title. Photo by Kelley McCall.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Jefferson City junior Jared Johnson finished second at 189 pounds in the Class 4 State Championships for the second straight season, falling 9-7 to Blue Springs senior Louis Foutz on Saturday night at Mizzou Arena.

“It was a great match, he wrestled hard and he doesn’t have anything to be ashamed of,” Jays coach Phil Cagle said.

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Three other Jays earned medals Saturday.

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