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Congratulations to Bill Miller 2022 SJS Hall of Fame Inductee!


“BILL MILLER, PLACER (Football, Tennis): Miller coached at Placer from 1973-82, where his football teams compiled a 93-18-1 record. They won seven league titles and five SJS championships (1975-77 and 1980-81). The 11-0 team in 1980 won the ‘mythical’ CalHiSports Class AA state championship. He was named the 1976 Sac Joaquin Section football coach of the year. He was also the Placer girls tennis coach formany years, where they became one of the state’s top teams. They won 12 league titles and never lost a league match. He was the girls tennis coach when they won SJS championships in 1987 and 1989-97; a total of nine Section titles. His overall record in girls tennis was 259-13.”

Additional write up by Gold Country Media –

Placer @ Lincoln 10-7-22

The Hillmen look to extend their winning streak as they hit the road to face the Lincoln Fighting Zebras at their homecoming game on Friday, October 7, 2022. There have been some epic battles between these two organizations over the years, and this year looks to be no exception. In addition, first place in the Foothill Valley League is on the line! You won’t want to miss this one!

No tickets will be sold at the gate, so purchase your tickets by clicking on the links below.

(Frosh 6 PM, Thursday: Buy Frosh Tickets Here)

JV 5:30 PM

Varsity 7:30 PM

Buy Tickets Here

Go Hillmen!

Frosh Football: 2021 Info!

Hello Future Hillmen Football Parents and Players,

I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe during these challenging times. Despite there being a lot of questions about this up and coming season, we want to let you know we are confident that we will get a “normal” season in the fall. First, let me say that your child’s health and safety is our number one concern and we will be vigilant as always to accomplish this. 

Traditionally we would meet with your child during the spring at their school to get out the information about the summer schedule and then would start practice the week after they get out of school on June 7th. During the summer practice the frosh staff implements the base offense and defense, the basic fundamentals and our conditioning program . While we cannot get out to each of our feeder schools to promote this, we still WILL START June 7th for Summer Camp. 

We are so excited to work with your son/daughter at Placer and their time here will be a life changing experience. If your child is interested in playing football this fall please email our Frosh Head Coach Jim Packheiser at 

Thank you and Go Hillmen!!

Joey Montoya
Head Football Coach
Physical Education Teacher

Dates to plan for:

-June 7-July 1: Summer practice. M-Thursday 3-5:30. The form below will need to be filled out and turned in on the first day we start. 

-July 26th the official start of the season 3pm in the stadium (ending around 5:45)

Important note: your child will need to be cleared online through our school by the start of the 27th. This includes getting a physical, filling out the information and also the donation. You can accomplish this here: on Placer’s main athletic page online.

Game 2: Placer vs Nevada Union

This week is our first home game, as the Nevada Union Miners are coming to Le Febvre Friday, March 19! Frosh play at 3: 30, JV at 5:30, and Varsity at 7:30.

Once again spectators will be extremely limited and tickets will only be available for the players’ families. Please do not show up at the stadium expecting to buy a ticket and get in. However, even if you can’t be there in person to cheer the Hillmen on, as always KAHI will be broadcasting the varsity game and there will also be a video livestream of all three games on Facebook!

Listen to KAHI radio’s Casey Freelove and Dave Rosenthal’s play by play on 104.5 FM, online at, or on the free KAHI phone app. Pregame coverage starts at 7:15!

We also will be streaming video of all three games through Facebook live for free! Audio for the varsity game will be from Dave and Casey of KAHI. The streams will be available at game time (3:30, 5:30 and 7:30) on the Hillmen Football Facebook page

You can also show your Hillmen spirit by joining the drive by parade around the stadium from 7:15-7:30! We want to hear you! Show your Placer Pride by decorating your cars, honking, and cheering! Let our players know that even though you’re not able to be there in person watching them, you are there in spirit for our first home game in over a year!!!! Please follow all social distancing procedures and stay in your cars. Please drive safe and obey all traffic laws too!

Go Hillmen!