MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - It was the linemen's time to shine on Friday in Montgomery!
Alabama Christian Academy held its fifth annual Big Man's Brawl.
A reminder to football fans the difference between winning and losing starts with the unsung Heroes up front.
"I love the Big Man's Brawl because obviously these guys out here that score all the touchdowns are going to get all the glory. They are going to get on the news and in the newspaper, but these guys get to have their own competition just against the bigs from the other schools. You were there and you saw it, there is a lot of excitement and enthusiasm down there," said ACA head coach Nate Sanford.
"It really gives them an idea of who they are going to go against and how they can get their skills better as we work with those linemen," said BTW-Tuskegee head coach Maurice Heard.
Six schools ran through drills to show off their power and strength.
At the end of the day it was Montgomery Catholic claiming the overall team championship and Knight defensive lineman and Indiana Hoosier commit C.J. Person was named the Lineman Challenge individual champion.
"When we go into the weight room we attack it. That's how I will attack this day. That's how we are taught to attack life. So, we just come in and we dominate and it showed today that Montgomery Catholic is one of the most dominant teams in Montgomery. So, it was just a great day," said Person.
BTW-Tuskegee's Kiyon Nichelson finished runner-up in the Big Man's Brawl. The 6'4" lineman says he's using the event as a boost for his senior year.
"You have to grow every day. Every day you come out here you have to grow. You have to work. I'm just trying to keep on going. Keep on boosting my potential up and get right," said Nichelson.
Mobile Christian won the 7-on-7 tournament which was played at ACA's stadium.