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Prep football: Longmont wins first game to improve to 1-1; Skyline dominates to remain undefeated

Longmont beat Monarch 47-30 while Skyline rolled past Greeley West 61-20.

A week from tonight Longmont and Skyline will face off on their shared home field. It will mark the start of a brief four-game conference schedule for both football teams and the continuation of a rivalry that even a pandemic can’t stop.

Last season, Skyline beat Longmont 34-0 but in 2018, when the Falcons later made a run to the state championship game, it was the Trojans who took down Skyline 42-34. Both teams played well Thursday night in just the second of two non-conference games to start the abridged fall football season.

Longmont 47,  Monarch 30

Trojan junior quarterback Keegan Patterson ran for four touchdowns and threw for three more in Longmont’s first victory of the season Thursday at Everly-Montgomery Field. Caleb Johnson, Eddie Kurjak and Justice Lillie also reached the end zone on touchdown-scoring plays.

The score was 26-24 at halftime but the Trojans were able to slow Monarch’s pace in the second half. Coyotes’ junior running back Cole Carlucci amassed over 200 yards on the ground in the loss. Monarch dropped to 0-2 while Longmont improved to 1-1.

Skyline 61,  Greeley West 20

Skyline improved to 2-0 behind a full-throttle offense that has put up more than 100 points in just two games.

Senior Grayden Bridwell amassed 236 yards on 21 carries and scored twice in Thursday’s games at Greeley West. Chase Silva completed 10 of 15 pass attempts with two touchdown tosses. The Falcons are ranked No. 10 in the state among Class 4A schools. 

Skyline will be the home team when it takes on Longmont at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23. at Everly-Montgomery Field. The game will be livestreamed by both Skyline and Longmont.