After winning their third straight PVL title last week, the Hillmen (8-2) will be looking to make some noise in the playoffs, which kick off tonight at home against Rio Linda (8-2) at 7pm. The Placer defense which was stingy during league play, giving up just over 10 points per game, will be faced with the challenge of shutting down the Knights impressive backfield duo of Marcel Brown (1,411 yards, 22 TDs) and Calvin Robinson (1,008 yards). QB Clark Pietromonaco (1316 yards passing, 13 TDs) will lead a well balanced Hillmen (45 points per game in league play) offense that will look to continue their impressive play of late. Thanks in large part to strong play by the offensive line, the Hillmen ground game racked up over 290 yards per game over the past month. The backfield will get a boost tonight when FB Jared Halbert, who missed last week with an injury returns to action. Not to be overlooked, Placer has averaged 131 yards per game through the air as well. It figures to be a great game, so come on out to Lefebvre Stadium and catch all the action! If you can’t make it to the game, tune in to 950AM KAHI to hear the action and follow us for live updates on Twitter! Click on the link below to to read about the matchup in today’s Auburn Journal!