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LAFAYETTE — Monarch rushes onto the field to face Boulder Friday, September 16, 2022.
LAFAYETTE — Monarch rushes onto the field to face Boulder Friday, September 16, 2022.

Broomfield and budding Division-I quarterback prospect Cole LaCrue has looked close to unstoppable this fall, moving to 4-0 after a convincing win over Erie Friday night.

First-year coaches at Monarch, Legacy and Frederick, meanwhile, all secured their second wins of the season in Week 4.

In total this week, football teams went 9-3 through Friday night. Last week, area teams were 7-9.

Below is a recap of football scores and highlights from Thursday and Friday. Saturday, Centaurus is at Hinkley and Justice hosts Dolores Huerta Prep.

Friday night

Skyline 35, Vista PEAK Prep 22: Kaiden Box threw three touchdowns (two to do-it-all playmaker Logan Miller), Maddox Leggett blocked a punt and ran for a score, and the Falcons bounced back after their 35-0 loss to Fruita Monument last week.

Skyline (2-2) got on the board as Leggett blocked a punt and JJ Davis returned it for the score. Leggett then put the Falcons in the lead for good, 13-8, with a 7-yard rushing TD — his second of the year.

Box’s three touchdowns, meanwhile, give him six on the season. Four of them have gone to his favorite target, Miller.

Skyline hosts Longmont at Everly-Montgomery Field Thursday.

Holy Family 45, Mountain View 12: Rylan Cooney totaled five touchdowns — three rushing, two passing — and the Class 3A No. 9 Tigers won coming off the bye week.

Chris Johnnides added two interceptions and Dom Gabriel had an interception and a rushing TD.

The Tigers (2-1) host No. 1 Roosevelt next Friday.

Lyons 36, Merino 16: The 8-man 10th-ranked Lions moved to 4-0 for the first time since 2013.

Against No. 9 Merino, their defense allowed less than 20 points for a fourth straight game. This year, they have now outscored teams 156-38.

Lyons is on bye. It hosts Byers Sept. 29.

Longmont 26, Far Northeast Warriors 13: Cole Gaddis added two more rushing touchdowns after having four last week, leading the Trojans to their first win of the season.

Gaddis rushed for 164 yards and had rushing TDs of 1 and 52 yards as Longmont pushed out to a 26-0 lead by the third quarter. Kolby Holmes added a 16-yard rushing TD of his own and Griffin Taylor had a pick-six.

Longmont (1-3) will face Skyline at EMF next Thursday.

Thursday night

Legacy 41, Mountain Vista 28: Kylan Studebaker had a 92-yard kick return score and a 55-yard TD punt return just 72 seconds apart in the third quarter as the Lightning (2-2) beat 5A No. 10 Mountain Vista for their second straight win under coach Jay Madden.

Studebaker also had two interceptions and four tackles.

Elsewhere, Kullen Lerma threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another 106 yards. He connected with Marcus Romero for scores of 30 and 28 yards in the first half, while also throwing another to Omari Bursey for 13 yards.

The Lightning are at Legend next Friday.

Fairview 26, Horizon 13: Sophomore Jordan Rechel had more than 130 yards of total offense for a sixth straight game dating back to last season as Fairview (3-1) rebounded after last week’s loss to 5A No. 5 Valor Christian.

One-sided at North Stadium, Rechel had 134 total yards; Rowan Risner threw for 195 and two scores; and Zach Lewis had over 100 total yards of offense and another score.

The Knights’ defense held Horizon scoreless until early in the fourth quarter, handing the Hawks their fourth straight loss.

Ben Holly, Avery Nichols and Aiden Scott also scored in the win.

Fairview is at home against Douglas County next Friday.