Friday Nov 09 2012 comments Placer Hillmen advance to the next round, beating Hilmar By: Kim Palaferri, Auburn Journal Photographer -A +A Todd Valliere (with ball) scored three touchdowns in the first half against Hillmar. Zach Hecker, middle, plays some surf tunes with the rest of the Golden Hillmen Band to during the halftime show. Sammie Sandman brings fans to their feet during the Hillmen's game against Hilmar. Esme Santana and Megan Airchner, freshmen at Placer, enjoy the Friday night football game against Hilmar. On a chilly night, Jordan and Logan Sprouse keep warm with their bearded beanies. Placer coach Joey Montoya walks out with the rest of his winning Hillmen to shake hands with Hilmar. The Placer Hillmen defense takes a water break during a timeout. Isaac Brahce (1) takes the opening kickoff deep into Hilmar territory. The Hillmen beat Hilmar to move on the the second round of the playoffs. The Hillmen offense returns to the sidelines after scoring one of many touchdowns. Placer High kicker Dominic Granieri kicks an onside kick, which resulted in a Hillmen recovery after a fumble by Hilmar. Bill Carpenter bangs his drum jug loudly after the Hillmen score a touchdown. Linebacker Tony Suverkropp takes a breather after a busy night on the field. Former Placer students Alyssa Harben, Cambron Ederer and Amber Sluis celebrate the Hillmen's win over Hilmar. The Placer Hillmen defense held off Hilmar on Friday night, allowing only three points. Placer backup quarterback Logan Strange saw some on-field action in Friday's romp over Hilmar. The Hillmen recover a fumble. Isaac Brahce runs for a touchdown early in the game. Isaac Brahce, with ball, breaks through a tackle en route to a touchdown. Placer High kicker Dominic Granieri kicks a successful onside kick. Isaiah Pineiro, with ball, attempts a stiff arm. Placer quarterback Peter Denham threw a touchdown to tight end Stone Sander against Hilmar. Isiah Pineiro makes a grab and breaks away from a Hilmar player to score a touchdown, however, the play was negated by a penalty. The Placer offense huddles up to get the play from quarterback Peter Denham.