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Placer High defense could be scary good

When the Placer Hillmen allowed runs of 55 and 65 yards in the first quarter of their Week 2 game against Foothill of Palo Cedro, a sense of deja vu was in the air. It appeared tha ...

Placer Hillmen too much to handle for Foothill of Palo Cedro

EL DORADO HILLS – It’s usually a good sign when your second-unit offense gets playing time in the fourth quarter. Such was the case Friday night for the Placer Hillmen, ...

Placer High football ready for another battle

Looking to build off a Week 1 victory, the Placer High School football team will try to keep its perfect record intact when the Hillmen meet a strong Foothill of Palo Cedro team at ...

Like a rolling Stone: Stronger Sander helps clear running lanes for Placer Hillmen

Senior Stone Sander has done a lot of growing since his first day of school at Placer High. He’s grown up, he’s grown big and he’s grown as a football player. The ...

Placer High football taking it one day at a time

He isn’t putting much weight into the preseason rankings. He isn’t thinking about winning a section championship. He says he isn’t even focusing on the outcome of ...

Local stars suit up for Optimist showcase

Four football standouts will represent the foothills one more time this weekend at American River College. Offensive lineman Brandon Pope and wide receiver Cameron Southward, both ...

Dramatic change looms in football coaching landscape

Athletics, especially football, at the high school level is dominated by its coaches. The quality coach can build a powerhouse program despite the continual ebb and flow of athle ...

Placer High football debuts 2009 highlight film tonight

Tonight at 7:30, the Placer High football program will premiere the highlight film for the 2009 season. For Hillmen fans, this is an opportunity to relive their stirring run to t ...

Placer's unconventional o-line

Brandon Pope admits he sometimes thinks about how sweet it would be to tuck the football under his arm and motor through the secondary or take off on a post pattern and haul in a t ...

Redskins hope to keep Hillmen away from end zone

Calaveras High football coach Jason Weatherby realizes Placer’s made a habit of turning close games into blowouts in the blink of an eye this fall. “We have to limit their big ...

Placer's Robinson a freshman weapon

Michael Robinson didn’t waste much time pondering his potential. Placer High football coach Joey Montoya may not either. The freshman is already making the most of his conside ...

Placer punishes Rosemont in opener

SACRAMENTO — With his left guard and both backups injured, head coach Joey Montoya spent Friday morning with senior Conner McKenzie, teaching his second-string tight end the ins ...

Quick helps pave the way

Joey Montoya spends the bulk of his pre-game warmup barking at the biggest guys on the Placer side like a drill sergeant. Griffin Quick and his fellow offensive lineman don’t se ...

Miller, Placer defense make bold statement

The Placer High football team’s explosive offense isn’t often overshadowed, but after turning in an epic performance at Oakdale last Friday, the Hillmen defense is basking in t ...