Alcovy High School quarterback coach Todd Van Tone helps Tigers quarterback Tristen Payne during practice on Monday. The Tigers travel to play Hillgrove, No. 2 seed from Region 4-AAAAAA, in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs on Friday at 7:30 p.m. For game preview see today’s Sports section on page 8A. (Staff photo: Manny Fils)

Alcovy High School quarterback coach Todd Van Tone helps Tigers quarterback Tristen Payne during practice on Monday. The Tigers travel to play Hillgrove, No. 2 seed from Region 4-AAAAAA, in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs on Friday at 7:30 p.m. For game preview see today’s Sports section on page 8A. (Staff photo: Manny Fils)

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Tigers head coach Kirk Hoffman talks about of importance of focus and what has to be done in the upcoming days to prepare to play at Hillgrove in the first round of the Class AAAAAA. For a preview of the Alcovy-Hillgrove game see today’s Sports section on Page 8A. (Staff photo: Manny Fils)

Alcovy High School quarterback coach Todd Van Tone helps Tigers quarterback Tristen Payne during practice on Monday. The Tigers travel to play Hillgrove, No. 2 seed from Region 4-AAAAAA, in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs on Friday at 7:30 p.m. For game preview see today’s Sports section on page 8A. (Staff photo: Manny Fils)

Tigers head coach Kirk Hoffman talks about of importance of focus and what has to be done in the upcoming days to prepare to play at Hillgrove in the first round of the Class AAAAAA. For a preview of the Alcovy-Hillgrove game see today’s Sports section on Page 8A. (Staff photo: Manny Fils)

From staff reports