Friday Dec 12 2008 comments Placer Hillmen vs. Whitney Wildcats Championship By: Auburn Journal photography by Ben Furtado -A +A Asher Gotzmer tries to break free from a tackle. Placer Hillmen congratulate the Whitney Wildcats after a 35-14 loss. Josh Klem, right, keeps his head high with teammate Brad Moller after their loss to Whitney. Placer High fans Cameron McCallister, center, and Kierstin Gray, right, show their Hillmen pride during the championship game Friday. Anthony Armara, left, Michael Bertolone, center and Andy Riggs, right, cheer on the Placer Hillmen from the stands at Folsom High. Placer faithful cheer on their Hillmen. Placer juniors Mariah Dvorak, left, and Cauleen Doughty wanted to see their Hillmen whip the Wildcats. Travis Tidd of Placer High supports his green and gold. Possibly the loudest students in the Placer fan section, left to right, Laura Nash, Alyssa Troia and Chelsea Heaton. The Placer High marching band perform at the last football game of the season. Placer coach Joey Montoya shows Hillmen pride as he walks to congratulate Whitney coach Mike Gimenez. Josh Klem, right, keeps his head high with teammate Brad Moller after their loss to Whitney. Joey Coelho, left, and Jake Snyder express joy for their championship win Friday night. Placer quarterback Matt Ross hands off to Asher Gotzmer. Placer quarterback Matt Ross receives play calls from coach Joey Montoya. A battle for the football hangs in the air as Jake Lopez of Placer tries to intercept a pass thrown to Reese Major of Whitney High. Placer's Matt Ross, center, and Asher Gotzmer block a pass thrown for Whitney wide receiver Reese Major. Jake Snyder of Whitney forces an incompletion on Placer's Asher Gotzmer early in the first half. Asher Gotzmer catches Placer's only touch down pass early in the second half against Whitney. Placer puts a stop to Jake Snyder of Whitney. Placer quarterback Matt Ross is forced to throw the ball while getting pass pressure from Joey Coelho. Asher Gotzmer finds a gap for a good gain of yardage. Placer senior Mike Belanger goes in for a tackle on Whitney's leading rusher Zack Graves. Whitney Wildcats coach Mike Gimenez wipes his face off from the gatorade shower he received from his players after the end of the championship game. Zack Graves of Whitney High rushed for 298 yards against the Placer Hillmen. Zack Graves pushes forward for a short gain against Placer's D-line. Jake Snyder of Whitney doesn't give up after the catch as he makes his way toward the end zone. Matt Ross takes the ball in his own hands as he runs for a first down. Asher Gotzmer locks his eyes on Whitney's cornerback Taylor Irwin during a run. Seth Parrish of Placer applies a solid hit on Zack Graves. 2008 Div IV Champions, Whitney Wildcats. Players of the Whitney Wildcats pass around the San-Joaquin Div IV championship flag after their win over the Placer Hillmen. The Whitney Wildcats gather for a team photograph after winning the Div IV championship Friday night in Folsom. Whitney Wildcats sing their schools alma mater after winning the Div IV championship Friday night in Folsom. Zack Graves had his way with the Hillmen rushing for almost 300 yards. Mike Hathorn, left, and teammate Joey Coelho celebrate their victory over the Placer Hillmen. Placer quarterback Matt Ross scrambles for the first down. Taylor Johnson, right and Joey Coelho celebrate their win Friday night.