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2020 Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, March 14

Location: Placer High Cafeteria

Time: 7:30-11:00 AM

Come to the 2020 Placer Hillmen Football Pancake Breakfast!

Come support Placer Football and eat a delicious pancake breakfast prepared by the Auburn Jeep Club and sponsored by Pizza Express Auburn! For a $5 donation you’ll get pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, and juice!

Tickets available at the door or from Placer Football players.

See you there!

Go Hillmen!

Code of the Hillmen: Pain is temporary, pride is forever!

Some thoughts on our last game and the 2019 season from Coach Erik Egan:

It’s always tough after the last game every year having kids come up to me upset and apologizing because they didn’t bring it home. It’s one of the few times I am not sure what to say to them because I know at that moment they are speaking from a place of raw emotion. But the truth is, these kids have nothing to be sorry for. Losing the last game is disappointing yes, but they didn’t let me down. 

Each week they left it all on the field, which is all one can really ask. Wins and losses matter, but 10 years from now, I won’t remember the scores of games or final records. However, I will always remember the relationships I formed with these young men and the memories we had, and in some cases, those relationships will be life long ones.

Getting to know who a kid is when the shoulder pads and helmet comes off, is one of the greatest pleasures. Every kid is unique. They come from all walks of life and each has a different story to tell. To watch them grow from boys to men from the beginning to the end of their high school careers is what makes it all worth it. It means more to me than any championship ever could.

Be sorry that it’s over, but don’t be sorry ’cause you think you let me down……’cause you didn’t. Each of you boys on some level taught me something that I will carry on with me throughout the years. I will be forever grateful to you for that.

Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of your team and your lives this year, and for you seniors, the last 3-4 years. It’s been a heck of a ride.

Hillmen Pride

Placer ended the 2019 season as the 2019 Foothill Valley League Champions: with 10 wins and 3 losses. It was their 8th league championship in a row! Here are some more amazing facts about 2019:

Of Placer’s 13 opponents, 11 made the playoffs;

Of Placer’s 3 losses, two became Section champions (Manteca, Cardinal Newman) and one was the Division 2 Section runner-up (Whitney);

Placer defeated a defending State Champion (Rio Linda) and two defending Section Champions (Bishop O’Dowd, Eureka);

Placer vanquished a previously unbeaten school (Buhach Colony) and ended their season;

Placer went undefeated in the Foothill Valley League as the school with the smallest enrollment.

And when the team took its traditional FVL champion picture at midfield, they made sure that jersey number 44 was on display, as their teammate was recovering from season-ending knee surgery and could not be there.

In the best of times, in the worst of times, and at all times: it’s great to be a Hillman!

Placer vs Buhach Colony: SJS Div III Semifinal

After defeating the Yuba City Honkers in Round 2, the Hillmen have moved on to the semifinals! Placer will be playing the Buhach Colony Thunder of Atwater on Friday, November 22, at 7 PM at home! #GoHillmen!

Look for updates here and on the Hillmen Football Facebook page, on our Twitter, and/or sign up for the Hillmen Football Newsletter!

SJS Div III Playoffs Round 2: Placer vs Yuba City

Round 1 of the playoffs is complete and the Round 2 games are now set! Placer will be playing the Yuba City Honkers on Friday, November 15, at 7 PM at home! #GoHillmen!

Look for updates here and on the Hillmen Football Facebook page, on our Twitter, and/or sign up for the Hillmen Football Newsletter!

2019 Sac-Joaquin Div III Playoff Bracket!

Placer has been given the #2 seed in the Division 3 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs! We have a bye in Round 1 and will play the winner of the Christian Brothers/Yuba City Round 1 game in Round 2 on November 15, at 7 PM at home! #GoHillmen!

Look for updates here and on the Hillmen Football Facebook page, on our Twitter, and/or sign up for the Hillmen Football Newsletter!

Foothill Valley League Play Begins This Week!

It’s October, and that means it’s FVL time! The Placer varsity team begins defending its 2018 FVL title this week in Grass Valley, as they head to Nevada Union to take on the Miners on October 4th. Then there will be two home games in a row: October 11th against the Rio Linda Knights, and October 18th, Homecoming and Senior Night, against the Oakmont Vikings. They then travel to face the Ponderosa Bruins on October 25th, finishing up the regular season at home against the Lincoln Fighting Zebras on November 11th.

Every FVL team this year enters league with a winning record, so it should be an exciting and challenging season! Placer’s tough non-league schedule has prepared them and they are ready for the battles ahead!

Go Hillmen!

Home opener on our new Field!


Field update! Placer’s brand new field looks great and will be ready to go Friday, September 6th! The freshmen will play Woodcreek tonight (September 5th) at 6 pm at Colfax High School, but the JV and Varsity games against Cardinal Newman will be at home!

Placer vs Cardinal Newman
September 6, 2019
JV at 5 PM and Varsity at 7PM

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to get things ready for our home opener! #GoHillmen!

Fill the Helmet 2019!

We can’t wait to see you at this year’s Fill the Helmet fundraiser! Placer Football players from all three teams will be out at various businesses around Auburn from 9-1 pm on Saturday, August 3.

Come find us at:

We will have schedules for this season to give away as well as Gold Cards and Kickoff Dinner Tickets for sale. All donations welcome!

The Auburn community is a huge factor in the success of the Placer Hillmen Football program and we are so grateful to the local businesses and community members who support us! Thank you!

Placer Football Kids Camp 2019!

Come to the 2019 Placer Football Kids Camp! Open to all kids in grades 3-8!* Just complete the attached flyer, submit it and $65 to Teri Bequette at Placer (or bring it by 9:30 AM the first day of camp), and your kids are all set for four days of a fun, non-contact, Hillmen Football experience–learning from Placer coaches and players!

Date: June 17-20, 2019
Time: 12-2 PM
Place: Placer High School practice field

Go Hillmen!

*This year we will also be offering a camp for 6-8 year olds if there’s enough interest. Email Chris Ferreira (chris@hillmenfootball.org) to get on the list.