Located in the Sierra Nevada foothill town of Auburn, California, Placer High school is home to one of the most storied football programs in the state. Founded in 1897, the Hillmen have taken part in many great gridiron battles for well over a century. Beginning in 1972, co-head coaching greats Bill Miller and Tom Johnson led their teams on an impressive 10-year run in which Placer won two state championships (1977, 80), five section championships (1975-77, 80-81), and seven league titles (1972,75-77, 79, 80-81).
In recent years, current head coach and former alumni, Joey Montoya and his staff have help return the program to prominence. Since his return to the sidelines in 2007, Montoya has taken his teams to three section title games (2008-09, 2016), and the Hillmen are currently the reigning five-time champions of the Pioneer Valley League, which includes the school’s first undefeated regular season since 1980 (10-0) in 2012.
Entering the 2017 season, this year’s varsity football squad is poised to defend their league championship, as well as extend the program’s streak of nine consecutive playoff appearances. The Hillmen will kick off their season August 25th at home against Pleasant Grove (Sacramento) Other key home games include matchups against Aptos (September 8th) Homecoming and SR night against Laguna Creek (Sept 15th), Colfax (October 6th), and Lincoln (November 3rd).
Key road tilts include: Nevada Union (September 1st), Vista Del Lago (September 22nd), and Bear River (October 27th). Come out and catch all the action, in what promises to be yet another exciting season on The Hill!
IT’S GREAT TO BE A HILLMEN!
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March 18th – Pancake Breakfast – PHS Cafeteria
April 20th – Senior Cabinet Meeting – Sizzler 6:30pm
May 31st – Lift-a-thon – PHS Gym 6:30pm
May 15th-19th – Spring Football – PHS Field 3-5:30pm
May 22nd-25th – NO FOOTBALL – Finals Week
May 30th-June 2nd – Spring Football and Lift – 9am-12pm
TBA – Practice for Flag Game
TBA – Flag Football Game – Varsity 6:30
June 1st – 7 on 7 – TBA
June 3rd – 18th – OFF
June 19th-July 13th – Summer Football – Monday-Thursday (Varisty 9-12pm; JV 3-5pm Frosh 10:30-12:30pm)
June 19th-22nd – Placer Football Kids Camp – 12pm-2pm (Varsity practice 8-11am during Kids Camp)
July 3rd – 4th – OFF (Practice Wed 7/5-Fri 7/7
July 13th – Card Night Fundraiser
July 14th-July 30th – OFF
July 31st-August 3rd – Mandatory Football Conditioning
August 3rd – Scott’s Flat Team Bonding Trip
August 5th – Fill The Helmet
August 7th – First Official day of Fall Practice
August 12th – Green and Gold Game/Picture Day
August 12th – Kickoff Dinner 7pm
August 19th – *Scrimmage vs River Valley
August 25th – *Game 1 vs Pleasant Grove
September 1st – Game 2 @ Nevada Union
September 8th – *Game 3 vs Aptos (Frosh different)
September 15th – *Game 4 vs Laguna Creek – Homecoming/ Senior Night
September 22nd – Game 5 @ Vista Del Lago
September 29th – BYE
October 6th – *Game 6 vs Colfax
October 13th – Game 7 @ Center (Freshmen Different)
October 20th – Game 8 @ Foothill (Freshmen Different)
October 27th – Game 9 @ Bear River
November 3rd – Game 10 vs Lincoln
November 4th – Release of Playoff Brackets
November 10th – Playoffs Round 1
November 17th – Playoffs Round 2
November 24th – Playoffs Semi-Finals
THERE WILL BE PRACTICE ON THANKSGIVING!
December 1st/2nd – Section Title Game/ The Show!
December 8th – Regional Championship Game
December 15th/16th – STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!
5 Straight Pioneer Valley League Championships!
2016 PVL Champions!