Conversely, the Wildcats didn't face a state-ranked during the regular season.
Alto's dynamic duo of Jacolby Whitaker (RB) and Zac Sturns (QB) closed out the regular season by firing on all cylinders as Alto put the bow on its season by peeling off three wins in-a-row.
Harleton, who has lost two of its last three games, will have to find answer for Alto's advantage in speed and athleticism in order to have its best chance a scoring an upset victory.
TAPPS II-2 bi-district: Brook Hill Guard (6-4) at Fort Worth Christian Cardinals, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Fort Worth's Dorothy and Gene Barrow Field
Brook Hill will face an experienced bunch of Cardinals from Fort Worth Christian on Friday. The Cards' roster is filled with 16 seniors, while the Guard have just two.
Ft. Worth Christian finished in second place in TAPPS II-1, with only top-ranked Midland Christian finishing ahead of the Red Birds.
Cards hold a pronounced size advantage over Brook Hill.
The Fort Worth Christian defense will be a challenge for the Guard as the Cards are giving up just 19 points a game on average.
There are several positive factors for Brook Hill, the third-place representative out of TAPPS II-2.
The Guard have the late-season momentum after upsetting Grace Community on Nov. 1.
It was Brook Hill's first win ever the Cougars.
Last week the Guard were off due to a forfeit from Prince of Peace, who didn't another players to continue playing.
For all intents and purposes that open date gave the Gaurd an extra week to prepare for the Cards from Cowtown.
Look for head coach Bobby Brasher and company to have added a few new wrinkles and twists to the game plan that could catch Fort Worth Christian off Guard.