The Huntington Beach High football team got a boost from its linemen prior to the start of the 2012 season by winning the 23rd annual Fountain Valley Lineman Competition on July 18 at Fountain Valley High. Host Fountain Valley finished in fifth place.
Teams competed in six events — bench press, power clean, truck push, hurdle relay, Ironman relay and tug-of-war — and Huntington finished first or second in each competition, Oilers Coach Eric Lo said. The Oilers took first in both relay competitions and the truck push. They finished second to St. John Bosco, which was second to Huntington in the team standings, in the bench press and power clean.
La Habra finished third in the team standings. Lo said Huntington finished fourth at the event last year, and was third in 2010.
The tournament ended the summer session for both the Oilers and Barons.
"I thought our guys did a great job," Lo said of winning the competition. "We have some very strong guys up front who are very talented."