Bulldogs shock Eagles (photo gallery, video)

Crestview football

Crestview's Cory Armstrong runs for yardage against Niceville on Friday.

Published: Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 05:59 AM.

NICEVILLE — Crestview did it.

Finally getting that elusive win against Niceville, Crestview ended a 30-year drought and knocked the Eagles from the ranks of the unbeaten.

Quarterback Corey Armstrong had a pair of touchdowns, Crestview's defense forced five turnovers and seven sacks and the Bulldogs defeated the sixth-ranked, undefeated Eagles 17-12 on Friday night at Eagle Stadium, a venue that on Monday will play host to a three-team shootout to decide which two teams from District 1-7A will advance to the postseason.

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"We've had such bad luck this year," Crestview Coach Tim Hatten, whose team entered the contest 2-4 in games decided by a possession, said. "Everyone talks how it’s been 30 years since we beat them ... but the players have only been around for so long and I'm new here. I'm just happy for them. They needed this."

See video from the Crestview-Niceville game >>

The Bulldogs will once again travel to Eagle Stadium along with Tate on Monday.  They'll play the Aggies in a one-quarter matchup, and the winner advances to face Niceville for the district crown. If Niceville were to then lose to the winner, the Eagles would play the loser of Tate-Crestview for district runner-up honors.

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