football

Placer win a piece of cake

LINCOLN — Cake never tasted better for Placer High’s senior football players.With memories of a crushing 2009 loss to Lincoln lingering and a cake decorated with “Go Lincoln ...

Lincoln looms large for Hillmen

Placer High will be facing a virtual mirror image of itself tonight on the football field. That’s a scary proposition, even for a team with plenty of motivation heading into the ...

Del Oro defense determined

There are boxers who have to get hit a few times before the fighter inside will start to hit back. There are wrestlers who have to get pinned once or twice before they are ready to ...

Colfax’s Russi recharges at ARC

One week after experiencing the high point of his college football career, Colton Russi suffered a potentially crippling blow.Then attending Portland State University in Oregon, th ...

As Wolverines win, they lose players

Zack Graves did not want to remove his helmet as time ran out last Saturday in Sierra College’s 27-21 overtime win over Feather River. It may be a week or so before the running b ...

Ball bounces Sierra's way again in overtime win

Jeff Tisdel doesn’t teach history at Sierra College, but the veteran football coach knows it can repeat itself. The Wolverines learned that Saturday afternoon in Rocklin. Sierra ...

Hillmen deny determined Bruins

When Bear River High put the clamps on Placer’s perimeter rushing game Friday night, the Hillmen did their best impression of the Bruins. Placer pounded the ball up the gut with ...

Highway 49 rivalry runs hot, cold

Before Placer High’s fairytale run to the section championship football game in 2008, there was one very dark night in October at Le Febvre Stadium. Bear River handed the Hillme ...

Rocklin in Del Oro’s way, again

Friday night will kick off a rematch between rivals Del Oro High and Rocklin. The last time the two teams met, it was for the Division II Sac-Joaquin Section championship at UC Dav ...

Much more there than just his hair

This is for his parents, who made the difficult decision four years ago to send their son to live with his aunt and uncle in Portland, Ore. East Palo Alto was no place for John Blo ...

Heath gets the starting nod

Last year, as a redshirt freshman at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Jason Heath was thrust into a starting role on the football team’s offensive line. After a change in coa ...

Centi saves more than touchdowns

Darren Centi has played the hero for the Placer High football team on a handful of kickoff returns and long runs in recent weeks. As a speedy defensive back, and Placer’s kicker, ...

Sierra wins in overtime after letting lead slip away

Sione Fuapau caused it, Clark Partridge recovered it and Courtney Gardner made it pay off Saturday afternoon for Sierra College’s football team in the Wolverines’ first road vi ...

Hillmen cruise in final PVL tuneup

PLACERVILLE — There were the usual hugs and high-fives after another blowout victory for the Placer High football team Friday night at El Dorado. But the Hillmen knew the celebra ...

Hillmen wary of Cougs in Pick Axe Classic

Even after his Placer High football team dismantled Woodland 58-20 last week on the road, coach Joey Montoya said the Hillmen have a ways to go before jumping into Pioneer Valley L ...