Billies suffer first loss, coach remains focused on big picture

PLEASANT HILL – The Pleasant Hill Billies football team has had a magical start to the season. The Billies, winless in 2021, dominated Cottage Grove 26-0 in their opener, then beat Salem Academy (25-10) and Harrisburg (20-14) to start the season 3-0. 

Unfortunately for the Billies, they hosted the Banks Braves last Friday, a team that’s ranked second in all of Class 3A. The Braves would prove far too much for the Billies, stopping Pleasant Hill’s perfect start 42-6. 

“At times we competed hard, and we got . . .