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Two of the state’s top programs set to collide; BND weekly rankings are out

In each of the last six seasons, the Montini Broncos have been on the field for the Illinois Class 5A state football championship game. The Broncos followed up four straight state titles from 2009 to 2012 with a pair of runner-up finishes, losing in the title game in 2013 and 2014 to Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin. Griffin defeated the Broncos, who play East St. Louis on Saturday, 29-14 last November to win the state title.

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