Placer Hillmen Football

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 Hillman, Joey Montoya and his staff have helped return the program to prominence. Since his return to the sidelines in 2007, Montoya has taken his teams to six section title games (2008-09, 2016-19), winning the section title in 2017. In 2017, in addition to winning the section title, the Hillmen went on to win the Northern California Div. 4-AA State Championship vs Salinas, and came just 3 points shy of winning the state title, falling 46-43 to Crenshaw in Los Angeles.

After winning the Pioneer Valley League championship for six straight years, Placer moved on to the Foothill Valley League in 2018, where they had an undefeated regular season, won the Foothill Valley League championship, and were the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 3 runners-up.

In 2019 the Hillmen played their most challenging non-league schedule in program history, then went on to their second year in the FVL, where they went undefeated in league play, won their second consecutive FVL title, 8th straight league championship, and were the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 3 runners-up.

Entering the 2020 season, the Hillmen are looking forward to another great year, as well as extending the program’s streak of twelve consecutive playoff appearances. The Hillmen will kick off their season August 28th at home against Roseville.

Other key home games include matches against Vista del Lago (September 11th), Chico (September 25th), Homecoming vs Nevada Union (October 9th),  and Ponderosa (October 30th).

Key road games include: Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa (September 4th), Del Campo (September 18th), Lincoln (October 2nd), Rio Linda (October 16th), and Oakmont (October 23rd).

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 HILLMAN!

 

Placer Football 2020 Schedule

March 14th                     –  Pancake Breakfast – PHS Cafeteria

April 16th                       –  Senior Cabinet Meeting – Sizzler  6:30 pm

May 21st                         –  Lift-a-thon – Varsity 

May 18th-22nd              – Spring Football -Varsity – 3-5:30pm

June 1st  – July 2nd        –  Summer Football –  Mon-Thurs

June 8th-11th                   – Off for Varsity/JV – Frosh is ON

June 15th-18th                –  Placer Football Kids Camp  –  12pm-2pm

July 2nd                              – Card Night Fundraiser  

July 3rd -July 25th             –  Off

July 27th                              –  Mandatory Football Conditioning/Fall Practice

July 30th                              –  Scott’s Flat Team Bonding Trip – Varsity

August 8th                         –  Green and Gold Game/Picture Day – All Levels

August 14th                       –  Scrimmage vs River Valley -Varsity 7 pm

August 15th                       – Scrimmage  vs River Valley -Frosh 9 AM, JV 11 AM

 

Placer Football Game Schedule (Frosh play Thursdays)

August 28th                     –  Home vs Roseville 

September 4th                  – Placer at Cardinal Newman (Frosh TBD)

September 11th               –  Home vs Vista Del Lago

September 18th               -Placer at Del Campo

September 25th               –  Home vs Chico

Foothill Valley League Games

October 2nd                     –  Placer at Lincoln

October 9th                     – Homecoming and Senior Night vs Nevada Union

October 16th                    –  Placer at Rio Linda

October 23rd                  –  Placer at Oakmont

October 30th                 – Home vs Ponderosa (Last regular season game)

October 31st                –  Release of Playoff Brackets

November 6th             –  Playoffs Round 1 TBA

November 13th             –  Playoffs Round 2 TBA

November 20th          –  Playoffs Round 3 TBA

THERE WILL BE PRACTICE ON THANKSGIVING!

November 27/28th         –  Section Title Game/The Show! TBA

December 4th                –  Regional Game TBA

December 11th/12th     –  State Championship Game TBA

 

2019 Foothill Valley League Champions!

2018 Foothill Valley League Champions!

2017 CIF Div. 4-AA Northern California State Champions!

2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. IV Champions!

2017 PVL Champions! 6 Peat!

 

2016 PVL Champions!

2015 PVL Champs
2015 PVL Champs

 

2014 PVL Champs
2014 PVL Champs

 

2013 Placer Hillmen Football PVL CHAMPS
2013 PVL CHAMPS
2012 PVL CHAMPS
2012 PVL CHAMPS

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