Beginning with it’s battle with Nevada Union tonight, Placer and head coach Joey Montoya will be seeking their 3rd straight PVL title in ’14. The dawn of a new season brings with it a sense of excitement and a fresh set of challenges, but the goal remains the same: keep the PVL banner on the Hill. Following an undefeated league campaign in 2012, Placer followed that up with a strong performance in league play (4-1) to capture yet another championship last season. The road through the Pioneer Valley League will be a challenging one, with Bear River featuring a physical and talented team, Lincoln returning several key starters and hiring a new respected coach, Colfax is always tough, and co-champs Center has talent once again at a few skill positions. However, lead by several returning seniors and a strong junior class, Placer is poised to defend it’s crown in what promises to be another exciting season! Read about the 2014 season preview in today’s Auburn Journal.
Following nine months of hard work and preparation, the Hillmen will put all their offseason work to the test when they begin the 2014 against old time rival Nevada Union, in the season opener Friday at Lefebvre Stadium. The matchup will be the first between the schools since 1995. Kickoff is set for 7:30. Click on the link below to read the game preview in Friday’s Auburn Journal. (Photo courtesy of Auburn Journal)
Heading into the 2014 season, the Placer Hillmen offensive attack features a deep, talented receiving corps. Led By Frankie O’Neal, Ryan Huston, Zack Madrigal, Dom Perez, and Anthony Pierce, Placer is poised for a big year through the air. Check out this article written by the Auburn Journal’s Matthew Kimel about this group of exciting pass catchers.
Head Coach Joey Montoya announced the members of the 2014 Placer Hillmen senior leadership cabinet on Monday August 11th:
2 Zack Madrigal WR/DB
5 Austin Hess RB/DB
6 Cole Blackwell RB/LB
8 Tyler Gums TE/DE
12 Clark Pietromonaco QB/S
22 Logan Markstein RB/LB
41 Ryan Gray RB/LB
73 Johnny Capra OT/DT
These young men were elected by the coaches as voice for the players. They provide feedback to the coaches about how the players are doing. They mentor younger players and strive to be positive role models.