Chess fever has struck Helix High in La Mesa, CA.

Every day, as many as 100 students get their game on, including some you wouldn’t think, such as  skateboarders and wrestlers.

Even members of Helix’s playoff-bound football team have gotten into the act.

“As a football coach, you often hear a good deal of pre-practice trash-talking amongst the players,” said assistant coach Jason Texler. “The other day before practice, I heard something that shook me down to my core – a group of players were roasting each other on how they schooled one another at chess. The project is working big-time.”