The Southwest High gymnasium in El Centro will host the opening round of the eighth annual Imperial Valley Football Coaches Association Powerlifting Series. Action starts at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Three other meets are slated. Central Union High will host a meet April 20, Holtville High will host a meet May 4 and Brawley Union High will host the final meet June 1.
In addition to the host schools, other area high school football teams expected to compete include Calexico and Palo Verde.
There are 16 weight classes, ranging from 119 and below to 260 and above. Lifts include the bench press, squad and dead lift.
The powerlifting series is open to the public. Cost for spectators is $1. Proceeds go toward awards, which include lettermans' jacket patches for the top finishers in each weight class and lift, as well as team awards and certificates.