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High school football

Locals honored as scholar-athletes

Valliere attends Nike combine
By: Journal sports staff
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Thirty-six high school student-athletes  were recognized by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Football Foundation/College Hall of Fame for their scholastic abilities, community service and football prowess at the Sacramento Elks Club on Thursday night at a banquet. 
Among them were Placer High’s Stone Sander and Isaac Brahce, as well as Del Oro’s Dalton Hudec, Zach LaBar and Skyler Rand.
Brahce and Sander became the second and third Hillmen to receive the prestigious honor under head coach Joey Montoya. 
 
Nike SPARQ Football Combine
Placer High junior running back Todd Valliere took part in the Nike Football SPARQ Combine this weekend in Los Angeles. 
On Saturday, Valliere, who ran for 12 touchdowns and 660 yards on 86 carries last season, fared well at the Cerritos College event where athletes get ratings to see how their athletic skill set compares to the nation’s best.
For the class of 2014, the average score was 49.69. 
“I scored a 52 still need to work on a lot though,” Valliere tweeted.
Valliere also caught 16 passes for 313 yards and four scores in the Hillmen’s 11-1 2012 campaign.