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!
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
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!
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!
Placer’s backfield has been shredding through opposing defenses early on this season, racking up 1299 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground. As they prepare to take on Vista Del Lago tonight, the offense will be without one of it’s big offensive weapons, Cole Blackwell (241 yards, 9 TDs) who is out with a knee injury. However, despite the loss of Blackwell, the Hillmen backfield is still loaded. RBs Anthony Hess (225 yards, 1 TD), Anthony Pierce (204 yards, 2 TDs), Owen Scott (160 yards, and two TDs), Logan Markstien (150 yards, 2 TDs) and Blackwell’s replacement Jared Halbert (187 yards, 5 TDs) are more than capable of carrying the load for the Hillmen. To read more about Placer’s running back depth and how they plan to account for the loss of Blackwell, check out today’s Auburn Journal
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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)
Football Skills CampJune 23rd-26th, 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
Football is back! Beginning Monday, May 19th, the 2014 varsity squad hits the field for a crash course on fundamentals and scheme as they begin preparing for the upcoming season. The session runs from May 19th-22nd, and May 27th-30th from 3-5:30pm on the practice field.