Billies bully Lions: New era dawns at Pleasant Hill

COTTAGE GROVE – Jeremiah Heacock spent 21 years as an assistant coach at state powerhouse Thurston High School, playing in four state title games and winning two. 

So when he took over this year as head coach at Pleasant Hill, everyone was curious to see if he could inject a winning attitude into a program that went 0-8-1 last season and had won only nine games over the last four seasons. 

Heacock passed his first test with flying colors, as the visiting Billies scored 18 seconds before halftime on a 28-yard . . .