Category Archives: Tradition

2020 Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, March 14

Location: Placer High Cafeteria

Time: 7:30-11:00 AM

Come to the 2020 Placer Hillmen Football Pancake Breakfast!

Come support Placer Football and eat a delicious pancake breakfast prepared by the Auburn Jeep Club and sponsored by Pizza Express Auburn! For a $5 donation you’ll get pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, and juice!

Tickets available at the door or from Placer Football players.

See you there!

Go Hillmen!

Code of the Hillmen: Pain is temporary, pride is forever!

Some thoughts on our last game and the 2019 season from Coach Erik Egan:

It’s always tough after the last game every year having kids come up to me upset and apologizing because they didn’t bring it home. It’s one of the few times I am not sure what to say to them because I know at that moment they are speaking from a place of raw emotion. But the truth is, these kids have nothing to be sorry for. Losing the last game is disappointing yes, but they didn’t let me down. 

Each week they left it all on the field, which is all one can really ask. Wins and losses matter, but 10 years from now, I won’t remember the scores of games or final records. However, I will always remember the relationships I formed with these young men and the memories we had, and in some cases, those relationships will be life long ones.

Getting to know who a kid is when the shoulder pads and helmet comes off, is one of the greatest pleasures. Every kid is unique. They come from all walks of life and each has a different story to tell. To watch them grow from boys to men from the beginning to the end of their high school careers is what makes it all worth it. It means more to me than any championship ever could.

Be sorry that it’s over, but don’t be sorry ’cause you think you let me down……’cause you didn’t. Each of you boys on some level taught me something that I will carry on with me throughout the years. I will be forever grateful to you for that.

Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of your team and your lives this year, and for you seniors, the last 3-4 years. It’s been a heck of a ride.

Hillmen Pride

Placer ended the 2019 season as the 2019 Foothill Valley League Champions: with 10 wins and 3 losses. It was their 8th league championship in a row! Here are some more amazing facts about 2019:

Of Placer’s 13 opponents, 11 made the playoffs;

Of Placer’s 3 losses, two became Section champions (Manteca, Cardinal Newman) and one was the Division 2 Section runner-up (Whitney);

Placer defeated a defending State Champion (Rio Linda) and two defending Section Champions (Bishop O’Dowd, Eureka);

Placer vanquished a previously unbeaten school (Buhach Colony) and ended their season;

Placer went undefeated in the Foothill Valley League as the school with the smallest enrollment.

And when the team took its traditional FVL champion picture at midfield, they made sure that jersey number 44 was on display, as their teammate was recovering from season-ending knee surgery and could not be there.

In the best of times, in the worst of times, and at all times: it’s great to be a Hillman!

Placer Football Kids Camp 2019!

Come to the 2019 Placer Football Kids Camp! Open to all kids in grades 3-8!* Just complete the attached flyer, submit it and $65 to Teri Bequette at Placer (or bring it by 9:30 AM the first day of camp), and your kids are all set for four days of a fun, non-contact, Hillmen Football experience–learning from Placer coaches and players!

Date: June 17-20, 2019
Time: 12-2 PM
Place: Placer High School practice field

Go Hillmen!

*This year we will also be offering a camp for 6-8 year olds if there’s enough interest. Email Chris Ferreira (chris@hillmenfootball.org) to get on the list.

2019 Kickoff Dinner: August 17, 6 PM! Tickets on-sale now!

Mark your calendars! Our 2019 Placer Hillmen Football Kickoff Dinner is scheduled for Saturday August 17, 2019! Doors open at 6 pm and dinner will be served at 7. Last year’s dinner was so much fun and such a great celebration of our community and Placer Football. This year’s should be fantastic as well! Our coaches and players have been working hard since January to ensure we have another exciting season. But the support of Auburn and the Hillmen Faithful is the main reason why the program is so successful! So help us get the 2019 season off on the right foot and come to the Kickoff Dinner! You will have a great time too!

Once again, we will be at the St. Joseph’s School Parish Hall on Atwood Road and the Varsity Team will be serving another delicious dinner. Plus there will be some amazing items you can buy/win at our auction and raffle. So put August 17 on your calendar so you can come and celebrate with us!

Tickets cost just $30 each! Order tickets online here or email us at hillmenfootballboosters@gmail.com and we will let you know where you can purchase them in-person.

Go Hillmen!

Hillmen Football Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, March 24, 2018!

 

Come to the 2018 Placer Hillmen Football Pancake Breakfast!

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Location: Placer High Cafeteria

Time: 7:30-11:00 AM

Come support Placer Football and eat a delicious pancake breakfast prepared by the Auburn Jeep Club! For a $5 donation you’ll get pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, and juice!

Tickets available at the door or from Placer Football players.

See you there!

Go Hillmen!

Cops and Robbers battle to 6-6 tie in annual Homecoming Powder Puff game

In a hard fought battle, which featured several exciting plays and few hard hits, the Cops and Robbers battled to a 6-6 tie in the annual homecoming powder puff game .  Sarah Rowland of the Robbers got her team on the board first with a 5-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to make the score 6-0.

The Cops mounted a late rally with 56 seconds left, as Raquel Quirarte’s 30 yard run set up Jasmine Burke’S 15-yard game tying TD run. Quirarte and Rowland were named co-MVPs. To read more on the game check out the story in the Auburn Journal below!

Cops and Robbers battle to tie in annual homecoming powder puff game

Placer to renew aquaintances with NU Friday

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)

http://www.auburnjournal.com/article/8/28/14/placer-football-expecting-%E2%80%98packed-house%E2%80%99-when-nevada-union-comes-auburn

2014 HILLMEN SENIOR LEADERSHIP CABINET

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.

With Tradition Comes Responsibility

Haircut party in the summer of 1980
Haircut party in the summer of 1980

1979 SFL Championship team. On the left is #33 Gary Silva out in front of # 17 Terry Spivey.  To the right is Scott M. Ditty, #52 out in front of #32 Tim Lopez.
1979 SFL Championship team. On the left is #33 Gary Silva out in front of # 17 Terry Spivey. To the right is Scott M. Ditty, #52 out in front of #32 Tim Lopez.

The moments after the 1980 CIF title game.  Lifting up coach Miller is Danny Smith and Jordie Cassell. To the far left, with fingers in the air are Phil Sparling and Scott M. Ditty
The moments after the 1980 CIF title game. Lifting up coach Miller is Danny Smith and Jordie Cassell. To the far left, with fingers in the air are Phil Sparling and Scott M. Ditty

After 1980 CIF title game, Head Coach Tom Johnson is on Robert Holshers shoulders, and to the right #34 Kevin Wallace, to far left  John Botch.
After 1980 CIF title game, Head Coach Tom Johnson is on Robert Holshers shoulders, and to the right #34 Kevin Wallace, to far left John Botch.