It is understandable if Riverside head boys basketball coach KC Ahrens has a flashback to his teenage years when the Rams face Columbia-Burbank on Friday as part of the Sun Dome Shootout.
The Coyotes are coached by D.J. Traver, a teammate of Ahrens at Riverside in the mid-1990s.
Traver, a member of the Rams’ 1993 state championship football team, would eventually move to the Tri-Cities and graduate from River View High School.
He has been the coach at Columbia-Burbank for the past seven seasons, compiling an 82-76 record along with two state tournament berths during that span. The Coyotes are 1-7 this season.
Ahrens, a 1996 RHS grad and in his fourth season with the Rams (3-5), is 24-44.