Armed with a deep and talented roster, the Hillmen will aim for their 4th straight PVL crown this season. Several key starters return, including, Jake Capra, OT/DT; Mike Downen, DE/TE; PVL defensive MVP Logan Crawford DE/TE; Simeon Engle DT; Marcus Ante QB; Owen Scott RB; Ryan Huston WR/DB; Brian Stangland MLB, Diego Lopez G/DT; Jared Halbert FB/LB; and fellow seniors Derek Haney TE; and Chris McDonell S/RB;, Waylan Cozad RB/S; and Joe Robinson WR/CB; give the Hillmen even more fire power on the gridiron this fall. Mikey Ferreira, Jr. RB/DB; Dallan Trentman, Jr. LB; Alex Houston, Jr. OT; Logan Moore, Jr. OG, headline a group of juniors who figure to be big contributors this season as well. Check out Ike Dobson’s Hillmen season preview in the Auburn Journal! The season kicks off Friday night at Nevada Union High School at 7:30pm. You can hear all the action on 950AM KAHI. You can also follow us on Twitter for live scoring updates!
The code of the Hillmen is: Pain is temporary. Pride is forever. Well it’s that pride and passion for the program that has brought several familiar faces back to the sidelines to be a part of the Hillmen coaching staff. This year’s coaching staff features 11 former Placer alumni. To read more about them check out Ike Dobson’s article in the Auburn Journal!
Summer football begins for all three levels Monday June 22nd and runs through July 16th. For the first week, the varsity will practice from 4-7pm Monday-Thursday. Beginning the week of June 29th, the varsity will practice from 4-7pm on Mondays, and 9am-12pm Tuesday-Thursday. The JV will practice from 3:30-6:30 Monday-Thursday. The Frosh will practice from 3-5pm Monday-Thursday.
2015 Placer Football Kids Skills CampJune 22rd-25th, 10:00am -12:30pm
Placer Football Teams Practice Field. It’s easy to sign up! Send check to Placer HS attention Teri Bequette. You can also bring everything we need to the first day of camp by 930am. 275 Orange Street Auburn, CA. 96503 For Kids entering grade 3rd-8th Cost: $70.00
- Camp T-Shirt
- Hillmen Highlight DVD
- “Fun First” Coaching
- No Experience Needed!
- Passing, Running, Catching!!
- Character focused team talks.
- Flag Football Games
- End of Camp Pizza / Gatorade party
When defensive stud Micheal Downen was lost for the season with a foot injury against Foothill, defensive end Logan Crawford, who originally was a cornerback in the spring, stepped up and turned in strong performances week in and week out in league play. The result: Crawford was voted the Defensive Player of the Year, and was one of 10 Hillmen to earn 1st team all-league honors. Crawford finished with 32 tackles, including 5 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks in PVL play. Below are the other Hillmen players who earned 1st and 2nd team honors. To see all the 1st and Second team selections click on the link below.
1st Team All-PVL
Simeon Engle Junior, 6-4 / 225T, DT
Brian Stangland Junior, 6-1 / 200, MLB
Ryan Huston Junior, 5-11 / 165, CB
Johnny Capra Senior, 6-6/280, OT
Jacob Capra Junior, 6-5/270 OG
Frankie O’Neal Senior, 6-1/160 WR
Owen Scott Junior, 5-10/150 RB
Clark Pietromonaco Senior, 6-1/170 QB
Tyler Gums Senior, 6-1/210 TE
Coach of the Year: Joey Montoya
2nd Team All-PVL
Ryan Gray Senior, 6-2/225 LB
Marcus Ante Junior, 6-3/175 S
Grayson Hoffman Senior, 6-0/185 C
Austin Hess Senior, 5-8/150
On Friday night, the Hillmen were among several area football teams to honor slain officers Michael Davis Jr. and Danny Oliver by wearing a helmet sticker of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office badge crossed with a mourning band Friday night. Davis Jr. a Placer County sherrif’s deputy, and Oliver a Sac County sherrif’s deputy were shot and killed in the line of duty Friday, October 24th. Colfax, Lincoln, and Del Oro also wore the patches in memory of the fallen deputies. To read more, check out the article in today’s Auburn Journal!
In 2012 he was an All-PVL first team selection at TE and a key member of Placer’s PVL championship team. Two years after earning a football scholarship at Sac State, former Hillmen Stone Sander is on the comeback trail for Sac State. Check out today’s article in the Auburn Journal!