GLASGOW — Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark will be a familiar venue for Fairview’s Schriver brothers.
Brock was a junior when Fairview won the State C title in 2012 at the Metra, while Alex was on the sidelines as a manager. Now an assistant to his former head coach Luke Kloker, Brock has the best seat in the house to watch his younger brother on Class C’s biggest stage.
“Words don’t describe it, it’s pretty cool. It’s pretty cool,” Alex said of getting the chance to win where his brother did.
“It’s super special. Watching him out there, it’s so much fun,” Brock said. “He’s put in a lot of hard work. I’ve been in the gym with him his whole life, he’s put a lot of hard work in, and it’s fun to see it pay off on the court.”
That work began while Brock was still donning the Fairview jersey. 2012 still stands as Fairview’s lone state title on the boys side, but it planted seeds of motivation in the younger generation.
Now mostly juniors and seniors, Fairview’s guys have been playing together since their elementary years with one goal in mind – hang another banner in the rafters.
“It’s almost like a dream come true. It’s awesome,” Alex said. “It started when I was, like, five years old. I was the manager, going to state almost every year. It was awesome.”
“Anytime you can win a championship, that was pretty special,” Fairview head coach Luke Kloker said. “To have a couple of these kids around there and as part of that and being there, and I’m sure they were probably all there watching … These guys grew up with it. They want to see the banner up in the rafters and the championship stuff and over the years, they’ve just kind of developed a will to win and persevered so far.”
After the Warriors won the title in 2012, Brock and Alex were captured in an iconic photo, as Brock tossed Alex above his head in jubilation. Back at the Metra seven years later, it may be Alex launching Brock into the air.
“He probably needs to get in the weight room for him to do that, but hey, if we have that opportunity, I’m going to jump into his hands, so hopefully that happens,” Brock said with a sheepish grin.
Fairview opens up the 2019 State C boys basketball tournament against back-to-back runner-up Manhattan Christian on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.