Playing hard and playing with maximum effort is the goal for the Knoxville Boys Basketball Squad this season. New Coach Jeff Larson is instilling that into his guys this season. He says they may not make every shot and do things perfectly, but the effort will be there all of the time. Larson says the wins may not come as quickly as everyone would like, but if the guys improve every time out, then everything else will take care of itself. Knoxville opens up at home with Albia next Tuesday.