Bulldogs face Eagles in must-win game

Published: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 05:42 PM.

Crestview is coming off an open date that Hatten used to try to firm up some fundamentals.

"We are always going to have opportunities (for big plays) because of what we do," he said. "People are going to be running open and we have to find those people and find a way to get it to them.

"We have to find a way to relay that information to our quarterback and for our quarterback to get the play on the field and for us to be where we need to be. We just have to hold the course and keep on doing what we are doing. We've made progress in a lot of areas and we just need to continue to progress."

Hatten was pressed to find many weaknesses when assessing the Eagles.

"They are playing extremely good football," he said. "They are a very well coached bunch. They don't make a bunch of mistakes.

"They are just solid. They are solid in their responsibilities on defense and offense. They have built a program that has had some continuity; and when you turn the tape on, you can tell that they have been doing the same things over and over for years and they have been coached by the same people."

Niceville runs a spread offense very much like Crestview's. The Eagles run out a base four-man front on defense, but will jump into a five-man front and mix up coverage.

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