At 6-foot-71/2 and 280 pounds, Andrew Albers is by far the biggest athlete at Costa Mesa High.
Albers' biggest problem has been the school's weight room. The facility has not been able to keep up with the football player the past three years.
Frank Albers said his son has tried to work out in the dilapidated room on the second floor of the gym. Inside the room, Frank said non-matching mats piece the floor together, and some areas do not cover the old hardwood floor.
At best, Frank said there are three working stations for athletes to bench press. With 60 football players trying to lift during a lifting session, lines form as long as the ones for a ride at the Orange County Fair.
"We don't have adequate stuff," said Frank, the Costa Mesa football booster president. "The equipment is not adequate equipment to build a program and the kind of strength to compete at that [high] level."