All the coverage so far of the Haysi Tigers' 2013 season.

Haysi High School senior Jeffrey Bowen has the physique of Hercules, the tenacity of The Incredible Hulk and the durability of Superman.

Some of the folks gathered around the fence or crammed in the bleachers at Sandlick Elementary School – sporting apparel from such schools as Abingdon, Chilhowie and Clintwood – had surely arrived just to get a glimpse of Galax running back Steven Peoples.

After a tough loss last week, Honaker rebounded in the opening round of the 1A West football playoffs on Friday as the Tigers (10-1) controlled every aspect of the game in a 48-6 victory over Bath County (5-6).

Haysi High School's football team features a running back that has gained 1,761 yards (Jeffrey Bowen), a quarterback that has thrown 18 touchdown passes (Jalen Sykes) and a speedy wide receiver that has caught 36 passes for 829 yards (Tanner O’quinn).

Penn State University was once referred to as Linebacker U. for the football program’s ability to churn out star players at the position.

It would be easy for a team that’s heavily favored to lose focus, especially after taking a 23-0 lead despite running just two plays from scrimmage.

As he worked with his quarterback and wide receivers at practice Tuesday afternoon, Haysi High School head coach James Colley exhibited unbridled enthusiasm.

Haysi #18 Jalen Sykes looks downfield against Burton. Sykes threw for 4 touchdowns to 4 different playes against Burton.

Haysi #30 Tyler Mullins dives for a pass as Galax #1 Jerson Mazariegos chases. Mullins scored a touchdown.

Haysi #3 Tanner O'Quinn tries to control a pass in the corner of the endzone with Galax #8 Darian Brown . Pass was incomplete.

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