football

Matching their skills on the gridiron

Rick Padilla didn’t need to be talked into a football game pitting Placer County law enforcement against their Nevada County counterparts. More than 40 Placer law men jumped at ...

Nothing holding Hillmen back

Joey Montoya will never gush, but a slight smile creeps across his face when he talks about the talent on this year’s edition of the Placer High football team. In his fifth year ...

Coach Chappell is one class act

What would cause an engineer, a federal security director, an NFL scout, a surveyor, a high school coach, a burly retired guy, a couple of financial and real estate gurus, a surgeo ...

Hillmen dig deep during heaven week

Placer High players were dragging each evening after two-a-day practices, a sure sign of what has traditionally been called “hell” week. Coach Joey Montoya, always quick to loo ...

Line-Up, Times For "Smackdown In Sactown" Finalized

After nearly five months of planning, everything has been finialized for the first "Smackdown In Sactown" football showcase which locally will feature both Placer and Colfax high s ...

Former Colfax High receiver to play at SOU

Mike Olson is proof that sometimes big things come in small packages. And if things go as planned this Fall, Olson will get a chance to prove that speed, quickness and determinati ...

The blitz is on for the Battle

Mark Soto is in the mortgage business, spent countless days over the past 15 years as a football coach and is now putting in long hours to prepare for the Battle at the Capital foo ...

Placer football will be worth the long wait

Coaches are torn and players are grateful, but the general consensus is, the Sac-Joaquin Section’s mandatory three-week break from sports before the fall season opens is a good t ...

The storm before the calm

There were no shoulder pads thumping or helmets cracking on the Placer High football team’s practice field Wednesday afternoon. But with their opening game just over six weeks aw ...

Colfax, Placer will play in Cal Football Showcase

The final details of some game times and match-ups still need to be finalized, but it was confirmed this week that the Colfax Falcons will be playing the kickoff game of the 2011 C ...