Ask football coaches at any level and nearly all will agree great teams are built up front on both sides of the ball. Sure, strong-armed quarterbacks, fast skill players and slick cornerbacks often garner most of the attention but games are frequently won and lost in the trenches.
Eight years ago then-Desert Edge assistant coach Jose Lucero and his fellow Scorpion staffers had an idea: bring west Valley schools together in the dead of summer for a month-long, once-a-week event showcasing the big guys up front. They coined it the West Valley Big Man Challenge.
— AZ West Valley Big Man Challenge (@WVBMChallenge) June 7, 2018
The event has been well received by not only the participants, but the west Valley coaches, as well.