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Broomfield-Monarch football voted BoCoPreps game of week

The votes are tallied, and it’s really no surprise which game has been tabbed the game of the week by readers this week.

The Broomfield-Monarch rivalry might not have a long history. But it’s an eventful one full of meaningful games between two perennial contenders in Class 4A.

The two square off at 7 p.m. Friday at Broomfield’s Elizabeth Kennedy Stadium.

The game won the reader voting easily this week, grabbing 61 of the 137 votes (44.53 percent).

The Longmont-Wheat Ridge football game was second with 31 votes, while Longmont-Silver Creek volleyball (20 votes), Frederick-Erie softball (19) and Lyons-Yuma football (6) rounded out the voting.

Broomfield leads the all-time series with Monarch 5-4, and won last year’s matchup 42-19 thanks largely to a big night from now-graduated kick returner Trent Ireland.

The game is once again a matchup of top-10 foes, with Monarch coming in ranked No. 2, while Broomfield is No. 6.

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