Bulldogs host Tigers in season finale

Published: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 06:06 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Monday was anything but typical for Crestview High School's football team.

The Bulldogs close out the regular season with a game against Pensacola High School, 7 p.m. Friday at home, but Crestview Coach Tim Hatten had yet to think about the Tigers on Monday.

Hatten and the Bulldogs (4-5) were focused on their District 1-7A tiebreaker that was played later that evening.

"We haven't looked at Pensacola High School," he said Monday afternoon. "We were fortunate to play Niceville on Friday so we don't have to deal with (a situation) where we have to go back and look at a team we played game three. We've got that game plan fresh in our mind.

"We were able to ... work a little bit (based) on what we saw Friday in our game versus Niceville, and work a little on what our game with Tate showed us two weeks ago. You just have to leave this Friday night's game alone until (Tuesday), and that's all you can do because you want to continue the season and make the playoffs."

Monday's shoot-out forced Hatten to throw the normal game-week schedule out the window and push back preparation a couple of days.

"You play a half a game Monday so Tuesday becomes your Sunday (for coaches preparing a game plan)," he said. "There won't be a lot of things taking plays at practice in terms of a lot of contact, and things like that, this week, in preparation for a game that doesn't mean a thing as far as the post season goes.



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