Forest City High School Boys' Basketball captains

Captains of the 2017-18 Forest City High School basketball team are, from left, Grady Hovenga, Ryan Theel, Chris Jermeland and Sam Snyder.

FOREST CITY | The Forest City Boys' Basketball team is riding high with a record of 6-0.

The four captains, who are among nine total seniors on the squad, have lofty goals for this season.

Those goals include winning the conference championship and making it to the state tournament.

The team's greatest strength is experience, said Chris Jermeland.

Ryan Theel agreed, noting the Indians didn't lose any starters from last season, when they went 19-5.

"We have a higher level of chemistry than a lot of teams this time of year," he said. 

But there's always room for improvement. 

Sam Snyder said the Indians need to work on their free throws.

Forest City also should concentrate on "communicating more as a team," said Grady Hovenga.

The Indians aren't taking any opponents for granted.

"I think every game we need to be ready," Jermeland said. 

"We just need to take it one game at a time," Hovenga added.

The captains want the team to be remembered for having a hard-working attitude.

Snyder said he also wants part of their legacy to be "that we led the younger players to better things as well."


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