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Johnson estimates that 10 of the team's 27 or so summer games will be against Class 4A schools.
The Indians, who have been without Vana all summer because of a concussion, also went 4-0 at Reed-Custer and 3-1 at Coal City.
"On certain days we have done quite well, on other days it's kind of a wake-up call," Johnson said.
Johnson noted the only two really bad losses were to Hononegah, third in Class 4A last year, and Oswego, a 4A sectional champion with most of its players back.
"Honestly, it's opened our eyes," Ness said. "Last year when we played conference and stuff, there were some tough schools but we're like 'We're good,'" Ness said. "And then we've seen some 4A schools and we're like 'They're really good.' We're still good, but we're not the best of the best."