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!
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!
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!
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!
By Coach Erik Egan
In football most people define a team’s level of success solely by wins, losses, and championships. While these are all important components of success, the most important element of a team en route to the top of that mountain, is the love players and coaches have for one another, their desire to play for each other, and the fact that they truly want all their brothers to succeed, even if it comes at their expense. This is what made these past 2 years so successful, why they achieved all the great things they did. Their talent on the field was evident week in and week out, but it was/is who they are people……genuine young men who truly cared about those around them both on and off the field who would do anything for you without question that set them apart. They all came from different backgrounds and had different stories which made them unique. But one thing was always constant…..the unconditional love they showed each other as well as myself. Spending 5 days a week with them for 6 plus months out of the year, we shared so many great memories, laughs, and even a few tears. I am sad that the football portion of our time together is over, but I am grateful to you boys for allowing me to be a part of your incredible experience. It’s something I will never forget. In my 20 plus years of being a part of this program, you really are some of the best young men I have been around. We may not take the field together again, but you will always hold a special place in my heart, and the relationships we built will last a lifetime. Know that I love you all. Thank you for the great ride!
2018 Season Overview
It’s Great to be a Hillman!
Overall Record 12-1
League Record 5-0
This is it! For the third year in a row Placer has advanced to the Section Championship! Come on out on Saturday, December 1 to Whitney High School in Rocklin as the Hillmen face the Capital Christian Cougars! Kickoff is at 7:30 pm. Last year Placer won the Div IV Section Championship and this year they are looking to do the same in Div III.
The Cougars are the number one seed in the Div III playoffs and like our number two seeded Hillmen, they are undefeated with a 12-0 record so this has all the makings of an outstanding game!
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 9, at 7 PM at home! #GoHillmen!
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Placer visits the Lincoln Zebras for the last FVL game of the season! Placer Varsity can win the FVL outright with a win over Lincoln: Come on out and cheer them on!
Freshmen: Thursday, October 25 at 6 pm
JV: Friday, October 26 at 5 pm
Varsity: Friday, October 26 at 7 pm
The Hillmen dominated opponents in the PVL this season en route to their fourth straight league title. On Tuesday night, they also stole the show at the annual all league meeting. Fourteen Hillmen garnered first team All-PVL honors, including running back Owen Scott (1620 yards rushing/receiving, 24 touchdowns) who was named offensive MVP and Michael Downen (9.5 sacks, 12 TFL, 84 tackles) who grabbed defensive MVP honors. Defensive Coordinator Eric Rodarte was named coach of the year. Below are this year’s first and second team All-PVL selections.
FB Jared Halbert (928 yds, 13 touchdowns
TE Derek Haney (4 catches, 83 yards, 1 touchdown; 2 carries 46 yards, 2 touchdowns)
OL Jacob Capra
OL Diego Lopez
DE Logan Crawford (5.5 sacks, 7 TFL, 70 tackles)
DT Simeon Engle (5 sacks, 5 TFL, 61 tackles)
LB Taylor Levesque (57 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 interceptions)
LB Dallan Trentman (67 tackles, 5 TFL)
S Ryan Huston (63 tackles, 3 TFL, 5 interceptions
CB Joe Robinson (33 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 interceptions)
QB Marcus Ante (1360 yards passing, 16 touchdowns 3 interceptions
OL Logan Moore
Marcus Ante’s first pass as a varsity starting quarterback was a memorable one. An 80 yard scoring strike to Owen Scott, to open the flood gates as Ante and the Hillmen put on an air show, routing NU 43-7 in the season opener. Ante threw for four touchdowns, one more to Scott (76 yards), one to Derek Haney (74 yards), and Ryan Huston ( six yards). He also had 285 yards threw the air. Morgan Robinson (six yards) and Corey Yunk (55 yards) also had touchdown runs for the Hillmen on the ground. The defense also turned in a dominate performance, limiting NU to under 100 yards of total yards before the starters left the game. For more on last nights game check out Ike Dobson’s article in the Auburn Journal!