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Stephen Johnson II has led Kentucky to back-to-back winning seasons, no easy feat

Stephen Johnson II has led Kentucky to back-to-back winning seasons, no easy feat

There hasn’t been much for Kentucky football to feel good about since Bear Bryant left for Texas A&M in 1953. But Saturday’s game against Louisville provided a final bow for Wildcats quarterback Stephen Johnson II, who played at Rancho Cucamonga Los Osos High.

The annual battle for the Governor’s Cup was as intense as a Rand Paul neighborhood barbecue. Even Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, wrestled linebacker Jordan Jones during the Cardinals’ 44-17 victory.

“There was stuff said,” was Jackson’s explanation.

Jackson threw for 216 yards and gained another 156 rushing to reach numbers close to those of his Heisman Trophy season in 2016.

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