Bulldogs shock Eagles (photo gallery, video)

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

Niceville's defense also shined at times, but it couldn't overcome five turnovers and hold Armstrong or Crestview running back Emmanuel Reed in check.

Armstrong, who completed 8-of-21 passes for 88 yards and a score, connected with a wide-open Jaylynne Robinson for a 32-yard score on a post route to answer Niceville's initial score and later ran for an 8-yard touchdown early in the third quarter to give the Bulldogs a 17-6 lead.

"We played a great game all round," Armstrong said. "We deserved this."

In between the scores was a 41-yard field goal by Tyler Hancock, whose kick gave the Bulldogs a 10-6 lead at halftime. Reed, meanwhile, kept the chains moving with 130 rushing yards against a Niceville defense allowing under 11 points per game on the strength of six times holding an opponent to six or fewer points.

With the loss, Niceville's dominance at Eagle Stadium is put on hold. The Eagles had outscored outscored foes 175-52 at home en route to a 3-0 record, but a Crestview team fighting for its playoff life ended that.

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