Friday Nov 16 2012 comments Rain puts a damper on Placer game By: Kim Palaferri, Auburn Journal Photographer -A +A In the final play of the game, Placer attempts to block a field goal by Escalon and loses to 27 to 26. Judy Sage and Stephanie Jensen cheer on Sage’s son who is on the field with the varsity team. Eddie Vanderdoes and Isaac Brahce are brought to their knees after losing to Escalon on Friday. Tony Suverkropp does his best to grab hold of an Escalon’s Alec VonAlvensleben. Plenty of tears where shed after Placer falls short in the final seconds to Escalon during a playoff game off Friday. The Hillmen do their best to bring down Escalon. Placer kicker Dominic Granieri makes a punt to add 3 points to the board. Placer leads at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Marcos Campa, senior at Placer High, shouts “Defense” to rally the football team to hold their line. Judy Sage and Stephanie Jensen cheer on Sage’s son who is on the field with the varsity team. Todd Valiere runs past Escalon's defense to put six on the board. Placer defense make a strong effort to hold off Escalon but in the end, Escalon moves on with a win over the Hillmen 27 to 26. Todd Valliere, Placer running back, returned a kickoff to the Escalon 39 yard line. Dominic Granieri, punts the ball down into Escalon territory. Placer quarterback Peter Denham calls out a play and gets ready to take the snap. Casey Yunk nabs a football out of the air for a gain. Stone Sanders takes a moment to absorb Placer’s loss to Escalon. Plenty of tears where shed after Placer falls short in the final seconds to Escalon during a playoff game off Friday. Placer defense holds Escalon in the fourth quarter on a muddy field. Referees covering the Placer vs Escalon had a wet and muddy night at LeFabvre Stadium. Katie Tate and Madison Holm, seniors at Placer root on their favorite football player, Wyatt Decker.