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Homecoming on the Hill: Hillmen return to action tonight against Foothill

It’s been a long three weeks, but the Hillmen finally return to action tonight against Foothill in this year’s homecoming game. Placer (4-2, 1-0) have not played since September 26th against Vista Del Lago following their bye week and last Friday’s forfeit win against Center. The Hillmen who have taken big strides in the last few weeks of practice, are chomping at the bit to get back on the field.  The game is set to begin at 7:30pm, with homecoming festivities taking place at halftime. The JV game kicks off at 5:15pm. You can  follow us for live in-game scoring updates on Twitter! You can read tonight’s game preview in the Auburn Journal by clicking the link below.

Placer Hillmen ready for some football after 20-day hiatus, hosting Foothill for homecoming

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Hillmen Idle again tonight due to forfeit. JV game vs Center still on

Due to a brawl and subsequent suspensions, tonight’s scheduled opponent, Center (3-3, 0-1), the Hillmen 4-2, 1-0) will be idle again tonight due to the forfeit. Placer will be awarded with a 2-0 victory over the Cougars. The JV will still kick of their PVL campaign tonight against Center, though the game has been pushed back to 6pm instead of the normally scheduled 5:15pm.  The Hillmen will return to action next Friday night for homecoming against Foothill (0-5) at 7:30pm.  To read about how the Varsity squad has been taking advantage of their bye weeks, check out today’s story in the Auburn Journal, which also features a tidbit on former Placer standout alum Eddie Vanderdoes scoring his first touchdown of the season last weekend for the UCLA Bruins.

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Despite the loss of Blackwell, Hillmen backfield still Loaded

Placer’s backfield has been shredding through opposing defenses early on this season, racking up 1299 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground.  As they prepare to take on Vista Del Lago tonight, the offense will be without one of it’s big offensive weapons, Cole Blackwell (241 yards, 9 TDs) who is out with a knee injury. However, despite the loss of Blackwell, the Hillmen backfield is still loaded. RBs Anthony Hess (225 yards, 1 TD),  Anthony Pierce (204 yards, 2 TDs),  Owen Scott (160 yards, and two TDs), Logan Markstien (150 yards, 2 TDs) and Blackwell’s replacement Jared Halbert (187 yards, 5 TDs) are more than capable of carrying the load for the Hillmen. To read more about Placer’s running back depth and how they plan to account for the loss of Blackwell, check out today’s Auburn Journal

With Blackwell out, it’s next Hillman up for Placer football

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Placer faces Vista Del Lago in Final preseason tuneup

Riding a wave of momentum that has seen them outscore opponents 181-34 over the last three games, Placer (3-1) returns home to face Vista Del Lago (1-3) tonight in the final preseason tuneup.

The Hillmen, who have been lighting up the scoreboard at a blistering pace so far this season, scoring touchdowns on 26 of their last 29 possessions, will be without FB Cole Blackwell tonight, but have several players who are more than capable of stepping up. Jared Halbert (187 yards, five TDs) will get the start at fullback.  WR/CB Dom Perez also returns to action tonight, adding another weapon to Placer’s potent offensive attack.

The Hillmen defense which has been dominating over the past three games, will face their stiffest challenge to date as they will go up against an Eagle offense which has averaged 43 points per game this season. Vista Del Lago QB Matt Jimison (1,035 yards passing, 12 TDs) has several talented weapons at his disposal. RBs Dylan Hacket (301 yards, 2 TDs),  Colby Carrera (321 yards, 6 TDs) headline a strong backfield, and  WRs Blake Martin (26 catches, 264 yards, 3 TDs) and Brad Rittenhouse (19 catches, 233 yards, 3 TDs) lead a well rounded offense for the Eagles.

Kickoff is set for 7:30pm. You can  follow us for live in-game scoring updates on Twitter! You can read tonight’s game preview in the Auburn Journal by clicking the link below.

Placer faces Vista Del Lago in final preseason tuneup

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Stingy Defense Key to Early Season Success for Hillmen

In years past, it has been the offense that has set the tone for Placer (2-1) to start the season. While the offense once again is putting up points to the tune of 41 points per game, it has been a stingy defense that has been key to the early season success for the Hillmen.

Following the opening season loss to Nevada Union, the defense, which features eight junior starters, has been nothing short of dominant. Placer has limited their last two opponents to 13 points, including a shutout against Pioneer two weeks ago.  The starting unit allowed just 7 of those points and just over 100 yards per contest.

Despite the youth, the defense has made huge strides and come of age quickly this season. The defensive turnaround can be attributed to more physical play and improved tackling.  DL Michael Downen (29 tackles, 1.5 sacks), leads the way, but Jacob Capra, Johnny Capra, Simeon Engle, and Tyler Gums have also played key roles up front for the Hillmen.

The LB corps has seen solid play from Brian Stangland (19 tackles, 2 TFL), Taylor Levesque (22 tackles, 1 TFL), and Josh Matthews (17 tackles, 1 TFL), and Ryan Gray (17 tackles, 2 TFL). Cole Blackwell and Logan Markstein have also made plays for this group.

In the secondary, Ryan Huston (2 INT), and Zack Madrigal (1 INT) have been solid at the corner position. At the safety position, Owen Scott has provided strong physical play for the Hillmen, and Marcus Ante, who picked off his first of the season last week against Sheldon, has showcased his athleticism on several occasions has also played well.

Placer will look to continue their early season success and keep the momentum rolling when they travel to Del Campo tonight to face Rio Americano (0-3). Kickoff is set for 7:30pm. You can  follow us for live in-game scoring updates on Twitter! You can read tonight’s game preview in the Auburn Journal by clicking the link below.

Placer Hillmen look to improve vs. winless Raiders

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Hillmen thump Sheldon 49-13 to capture first home victory

After scoring on every possession last week, Placer (2-1) returned to the friendly confines of  LeFebvre Stadium Friday night and continued to light up the scoreboard The Hillmen scored the first five times they touched the ball offensively, thumping Sheldon (1-2) 49-13 to capture their first home victory of the 2014 season.

Following an interception by safety Marcus Ante, RB Cole Blackwell got the offensive barrage rolling, with the first of his two touchdowns on the night, barreling into the end zone for a two-yard touchdown run to put Placer in front 7-0.

One minute into the 2nd quarter, the Hillmen found the end zone again as Clark Pietromonaco hit TE Tyler Gums in the corner of the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown.

Blackwell found pay dirt again from one-yard out to increase the lead to 21-0.

Placer struck for two more quick scores before the half.  RB Anthony Pierce scampered into the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown, and Pietromonaco threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to RB Austin Hess to give the Hillmen a commanding 35-0 halftime lead. Hess also added a 17-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter.

Led by Hess (8 car 89 yds 1 TD) and Pierce (8 car 80 yds 1TD), Placer racked up and impressive 401 rushing yards. Pietromonaco had a good night through the air, passing for 116 yards and 2 TD’s. Hess (4 catches 47 yds 1 TD) and Dom Perez (3 catches 54 yds) were the leading receivers for the Hillmen.

Defensively, Placer’s starting defense turned in another dominating performance against the Huskies, limiting them to just 105 total yards in the first half before emptying the bench in the second half.  Michael Downen (9 tackles 1 TFL .5 Sack) led the charge up front for the Hillmen Zack Madrigal also had an interception, and Brian Stangland, Taylor Levesque, and Owen Scott each delivered big hits for the Placer. Since their opening night loss to Nevada Union, the defense has given up next to nothing, allowing just 13 points in the last eight quarters. Check out the Auburn Journal for video interviews from Pierce, Ante, and head coach Joey Montoya.

Hillmen Thump Sheldon 49-13

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Placer will travel to Del Campo High School to take on Rio Americano next Friday (9/19) at 7:30 pm.

Frosh/JV Results this Week:

Frosh: Placer 28, Las Plumas 6 The Frosh are 2-1 on the season

JV: Placer 31, Sheldon 6 The JV are 2-1 on the season

 

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Hillmen look to continue to build momentum tonight at home against Sheldon

Fresh off a convincing 55-0 victory last Friday night against Pioneer, the Hillmen (1-1) will look to continue to build momentum tonight at home against Sheldon (1-1).  Following their strong performance last week, Placer’s defense faces another stiff challenge, as the Huskies have a lot of speed on the offensive side of the ball. Offensively,  the backfield figures to get a boost with the return of running back Austin Hess, who missed last week’s game due to injury.  Kickoff is set for 7:30pm.  If you can’t make it to the game, tune in to 950AM KAHI to hear all the action! You can also follow us for live in-game scoring updates on Twitter! Click on the link below to read tonight’s game preview in the Auburn Journal.

Hillmen look to continue to build momentum tonight at home against Sheldon

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