Bulldogs' first victory over Niceville in 31 years 'a long time coming'

Published: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 04:35 PM.

“It shows the hard work our kids put in preparing for this game,” he said. “It’s just been a long time coming, and they did a good job of being in a dogfight because it was more than just the Niceville streak.

“Our backs were to the wall and we had to win if we wanted a chance to be in the playoffs.”

This year’s Crestview seniors wouldn’t be born for another 13 or 14 years after that win in 1982.

To be a part of the team that ended the streak was especially satisfying to Khalil Foster

“It feels great,” he said. “It was the best win I’ve ever had in any sport. It meant a lot to our team to end 31 years of suffering.

“It meant a lot for the whole community and our town and anybody and everybody in Crestview. Now I can tell my kids and my grandkids that I was on the team that ended the streak.”

Matt Gillis said that after hearing stories of the streak all of his life, it was great to be a part of the team that upended Niceville. He said one of the best parts was sharing the moment with his dad.

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