The opening tip of the Knoxville boy’s basketball season will be Tuesday in Albia. The Panthers will also usher in the Clint Driftmeier era as Driftmeier is in his first year as head varsity coach. He says the thing his likes most about his team is the hard work they have put forth in practice. He says the practices have at times got a little chippy, but they have always left it on the floor. Driftmeier says he saw some good things in Friday’s Turkey Shoot, however one thing that the Panthers will be working on between now and Tuesday is better communication on the floor.