There have been times during Mike Gillin’s 13-year run as Indian Creek football coach when his program played as many as two Johnson County teams in a single regular season.
In 2004, the Braves didn’t play any.
The number currently stands at one: Indian Creek’s annual Week 2 showdown against Greenwood in a series dating back to 2008.
Gillin’s Class 3A squads have dropped four of five to the 4A Woodmen. Nonetheless, lessons extracted from battling a quality program from one’s own area have proved too significant to bypass.