Jefferson City tops McDonald County in Class 4 quarterfinals

Jefferson City’s Brody Smith lifts up Bradarious Lewis after a touchdown run during Saturday afternoon’s Class 4 state quarterfinal game against McDonald County in Anderson. (Roger Nomer/Joplin Globe)
Jefferson City’s Brody Smith lifts up Bradarious Lewis after a touchdown run during Saturday afternoon’s Class 4 state quarterfinal game against McDonald County in Anderson. (Roger Nomer/Joplin Globe)

ANDERSON -- In a back-and-forth battle between the Jefferson City Jays and the McDonald County Mustangs, the Jays landed the last punch.

Jefferson City erased an early 14-point deficit and used a 6-yard touchdown run from sophomore Zach Barnes with 1:58 left to take the lead for good and closed out...