Late field goal sends Jays past Pleasant Hill into Class 4 quarterfinals

Jefferson City coach Damon Wells holds up the district plaque after Jays' 37-34 win Friday night in the Class 4 District 5 championship game at Pleasant Hill. (Trevor Hahn/News Tribune)
Jefferson City coach Damon Wells holds up the district plaque after Jays' 37-34 win Friday night in the Class 4 District 5 championship game at Pleasant Hill. (Trevor Hahn/News Tribune)

PLEASANT HILL -- For the first time in 14 years, the Jefferson City Jays are district football champions.

The No. 2-seeded Jays used a 25-yard field goal from Kendric Johnson with 2:45 left to take the lead, and Jefferson City’s defense closed it out with a turnover on downs to seal...