The Knoxville Boys Basketball squad won just one game last season. The Panthers return several players from last year’s team and Coach Jeff Larson is already seeing a marked improvement from last year. Larson says the goal is to be competitive and give maximum effort. Larson says he has good leadership this season from the senior class. He adds the juniors are also working hard to give some leadership as well. The Panthers will open the season next Tuesday at Albia.