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Placer plans to protect QB Peter Denham better this week

When the Hillmen and Lincoln Fighting Zebras meet for Friday’s Pioneer Valley League game at 7:30 p.m., it’s quite possible that 80 percent of the plays called between the two ...

King of the Hill-men: Vanderdoes says league win is highlight of his big week

Capping off a big week, Eddie Vanderdoes was named homecoming king at halftime of his Placer Hillmen’s football game. But for the senior defensive lineman, who was formally honor ...

Placer manhandles Foothill

Placer High sure knows how to schedule a homecoming opponent. The Hillmen ran for three touchdowns, threw for two and Tony Suverkropp returned an interception for a score … all i ...

Placer Hillmen staying focused despite homecoming distractions

There have been plenty of distractions this week. Powder puff. A U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection ceremony. Homecoming. But the song remains the same: The Hillmen (5-0) are f ...

The Incredible Hulk: Placer Hillmen’s Suverkropp leading team in tackles again

Tony Suverkropp is a tackling machine. “That’s a good way to explain him,” coach Joey Montoya said. “He’s a great football player and a great kid — a vocal leader.” T ...

Placer's Eddie Vanderdoes excited to represent Auburn at U.S. Army All-American Bowl in Jan.

The kudos keep piling up for Eddie Vanderdoes. The Southern California-bound Placer High School senior was selected Wednesday to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The 6 ...

Placer Hillmen's Jake Lewis enjoys being a bully on the field

Jake Lewis loves to make foes look like fools on the football field. “I like to go out there and hit people and make them look stupid,” the Hillmen’s two-way starting linema ...

Placer Hillmen not happy being Woodcreek's homecoming opponent

The Hillmen still aren’t looking ahead. Not even with Pioneer Valley League play looming. And the Placer High School football team might have extra motivation on the gridiron t ...

Jalen Lewis comes up with clutch catch in Placer's win

Jalen Lewis grabbed five balls for 70 yards Friday night. But the senior’s biggest catch of the night wasn’t thrown by his own quarterback. With his team up by two po ...

Hillmen host Honkers in battle of unbeatens tonight

Something’s got to budge. The 3-0 Placer High School football team hosts the 4-0 Yuba City Honkers Friday night at LeFebvre Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. The Hillme ...

Placer High kicker Granieri is a ‘huge weapon’

When the Hillmen kick off tonight, it’s likely the result will be a touchback. Such has been the case for a majority of Placer High School kicker Dominic Granieri’s kicks this ...

The silence of the Rams

With a 43-point lead in hand early in the third quarter, the Placer High School football team turned to its second-team offense to run out the clock during Friday night’s home op ...

Placer routs rival Casa Roble hours after accident involving fellow Hillmen

The Hillmen needed this one. The Auburn community did, too. Hours after eight Placer High School students — including some athletes — were involved in a lunch-time&nb ...

Hillmen host home opener vs. Casa Roble tonight

Home sweet home. After opening the season with a two-game road trip, the Hillmen finally get to play in familiar surrounds Friday night when they host the Casa Roble Rams at LeFeb ...

Placer's Isaac Brahce is No. 1 when it comes to touchdowns

Isaac Brahce can sense his football-playing days are numbered. So the Placer High School left halfback is trying to make the most of his senior year with the Hillmen. And so far ...