FORT WALTON BEACH — Tim Hatten and the Crestview Bulldogs are on the verge of a dynasty.

They didn’t need Friday night’s 55-0 running-clock victory against Fort Walton Beach in Steve Riggs Stadium to prove it, though a fourth shutout in eight games certainly furthers the narrative.

“We dominated this one from the opening kickoff to the last play,” said Hatten, the Bulldogs coach.

Fort Walton Beach (1-7 overall, 0-2 District 3-6A) had no room for error and little time to breath once Crestview took the field. The Bulldogs needed only four plays to put their first touchdown on the board.

Senior Running back Jay Stanton carried the ball three times for 44 yards to set up senior John Gillis’ 31-touchdown to pass sophomore Marquis McCoy two minutes into the game; McCoy was left completely uncovered.

Crestview (6-2, 2-0) added a second score four minutes later when Jaden Voisin, a senior receiver and defensive back, stepped in front of Viking quarterback Brady Bachmann’s first pass of the night and returned it 72 yards for the score.

“I was just playing, doin’ what my coach told me to do, sitting there in my comfortable zone and he threw it right to me,” Voisin said.

It was the first of two defensive touchdowns brought home Friday night.

Late in the second quarter, a Kevin Quinn pass over the middle deflected off receiver Jamison Brundidge’s hands up in the air and Voisin again came down with the ball, spun around and followed his blocks down the left side line into the end zone for a 42-0 Crestview lead.

It was a total team-effort play, Voisin said, something the Bulldogs lacked early in the year in an overtime loss to Navarre — a game they lead 28-0 at halftime — and a 42-40 shootout loss to a middling West Florida team.

“We’re all focused now,” he said. “Earlier in the season we were arguing more. Now we’re starting to turn into a family.”

Ranked fifth in the FHSAA 6A power rankings behind the likes of Navarre and Niceville, which squeaked out a 17-14 victory against a one-win Choctaw team Friday, the Bulldogs are playing well above their station during their current three-game win streak. Crestview outscored Choctaw, Milton and Fort Walton Beach by a combined 179-20.

“Before, we were being cocky before all this,” Voisin said. “And then we got those L’s and it finally got our head straight and made us realize that we have to work.”

Each of Crestview’s players did his fair share of the work Friday.

Stanton carried the ball 10 times for 156 yards and two touchdowns. His backup, Taylor Scarborough, added a touchdown in to open the second quarter and finished with 96 yards on four carries.

Voisin, in addition to his two defensive touchdowns, grabbed a 23-yard touchdown from Gillis late in the first quarter, and his brother, Devin, ran past everyone on a 57-yard touchdown reception late in fourth quarter.

Up next, Fort Walton Beach is scheduled to travel to Bay at 7 p.m. Friday, though that is subject to change after Hurricane Michael devastated the area Wednesday.

Crestview, meanwhile, gets two weeks to prepare for Niceville, which comes to Jack Foster Stadium at 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Crestview has claimed the District 3-6A title with victories over Niceville in each of the past two seasons.

“We gotta keep goin,” Hatten said. “We gotta keep goin’. We got a big game two weeks from tonight. We’re gonna try to win our third district championship in a row, which is something I don’t think’s been done at Crestview before.”

Said Voisin: “I really wanna win. I can’t go out my last season not winning it. It would feel terrible. We gonna do what we do.”