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Alto anticipates most physical game yet in Regional Finals against Centerville

Alto v. Centerville Alto v. Centerville

It's getting cold outside, but that hasn't cooled down the hot streak of the Alto Yellowjackets.

Alto is coming off a big-time win in the regional semifinal round against Union Grove, who was formally undefeated until they got smashed 47-0 by the Yellowjackets.

Next potential victim for Alto are the Centerville Tigers. The Tigers are on a bit of a hot streak as well winning 7 consecutive games and are coming off a big win themselves in the regional semifinals after shutting out Carlisle 41-0.

Alto has seen it all this year, but they anticipate this will be their most physical game yet.

“It's going to be one of the most physical games we've seen all year because they love hitting as much as we do and when it comes down to it, it's going to be one of them blood bath games,” said junior Hunter Harwell. “Everybody's just going to be out there fighting for it and we've seen some physical teams this year, but this is going to be one of the most physical ones.”

Head coach Paul Gould describes the Tigers as a smash-mouth type of team, and the team understands as you get closer to state, nothing will come easy.

“We're getting up here to the round of eight and it's not down to teams that can just play, it's down to teams who know what they're doing and fight for it,” said Harwell. “We've fought for it all year and we plan on going all the way. We're going to fight for it just as much as they are.”

The undefeated Yellowjackets will take on Centerville Friday night at Palestine's Wildcat Stadium. Game starts at 7 o'clock.

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