Placer Football

PARTY STARTERS: Placer Hillmen open 2015 football campaign with 43-7 rout of Nevada Union

GRASS VALLEY — Marcus Ante’s first throw as a varsity quarterback was sweet enough to rot your teeth. The Placer High senior hit Owen Scott on an 80-yard touchdown pas ...

VIDEO: Placer 43, Nevada Union 7

2015 Placer football preview: The Hillmen are still the PVL team to beat

The World Wide Web is poised to anoint the Bear River High football team as King in the North, but all roads to a Pioneer Valley League crown lead through Auburn. Placer didn&rsqu ...

5 big questions for the Placer football team

Another football season looms at LeFebvre Stadium on the Placer High campus, where the Hillmen surge toward the Pioneer Valley League season with tremendous talent and big aspirati ...

Placer AD: We accept our sanction: Hillmen football squad will work around the loss of six 2015 practices after SJS penalty

A day after news broke of a stiff sanction by the Sac-Joaquin Section to remove six practices from the Placer High football schedule, the Hillmen are already poised to accept the p ...

ALL EYES ON JOHNNY: Placer grad to be featured with Utah football on Pac-12 Networks’ ‘The Drive’

It’s easy to follow Placer High graduates these days. You just need a remote. For the second consecutive year, a former Hillmen football standout will be shown on national ...

FORWARD PROGRESS: Placer football team finds its way during contact camp

Placer High’s varsity football team is a program divided — not by controversy, but by enrollment. Despite a Division III population of over 1,300 students, Placer play ...

AHEAD OF THE GAME: Leaders emerge during Placer’s football offseason

A Placer High football program already known for its brutish pummeling of area opposition is well on its way to establishing an identity of physicality this offseason. The product ...

SPRING CLEANING: Placer footballers show strength, teamwork at annual Lift-A-Thon

The lower gym at Placer High was an impressive sight of power and passion Wednesday as prep students showed their grit during the annual Lift-A-Thon fundraiser. Brian Stangland was ...

Placer High Athletic Hall of Fame: Bill Miller is a trendsetter, local coaching icon

Bill Miller changed the course of how high school football was coached in the Sacramento area. When he arrived at Placer High from Southern California in the fall of 1972 to becom ...

Placer High football players Johnny Capra, Jackson Tate sign National Letters of Intent

Placer High football players Johnny Capra (seated, left) and Jackson Tate (seated, right) made commitments to attend next-level programs Wednesday by etching their names to Nationa ...

Placer’s Capra de-commits to Cal, headed for Utah

Placer High senior Johnny Capra is Utah bound. The 6-foot-6-inch, 288-pound Placer football standout and offensive lineman de-committed from Cal Wednesday and announced his intent ...

Little Brother, Big World: Placer’s Jacob Capra shines at All-American Combine

His 6-foot-5-inch, 280-pound frame casts menacing shadows at Placer High, but even 1,770 miles from Auburn, shoulder-to-shoulder with the best class of 2016 prep football players i ...