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Burney's Bytes will focus primarily on the local preps sports scene, but will also touch on some college and pro athletics, mostly in regards to athletes who hail and have played high school sports in Oakland County. My goal for the blog is to be conversational and anecdotal, a more relaxed and free formal take on high school athletics than you see in regular game day coverage.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Milltown Mad Men

Watch out for the Milford gridiron tandem of Tyler Carrier and Keegan Matthews this fall.
These two MARVELOUS MAVERICKS are a pair of SIZZLING slotbacks and they are threats to take it to THE HOUSE.
They've got moves on top of their moves. JUST SO SWEET! We should start calling these two the SUGARLAND EXPRESS.
After an uneventful 2013 campaign, Burney has a feeling it's going to be a good year in MILLTOWN in 2014
Go MAVS!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Always Steady Eddy

West Bloomfield senior football star Eddy Wilson is green through and through.
His high school colors are Lakers Green and White.
Now, he's headed to play his college pigskin in the MAC at Bowling Green University out of Ohio.
Wilson committed to the Eagles last week.
This kid is a true bruiser….aka a BALLER &SHOT CALLER in the trenches. He can knock pads with the best around in the state of Michigan.
Expect to see my main OC Gridiron homeboy STEADY EDDY simply KILLING IT this fall for TEAM BELLAMY and then for the foreseeable future at the college level.
That's a CERTIFIED BURNEY GUARANTEE!!
 
 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saying Goodbye

Daelin Hayes is gone. The former Orchard Lake St. Mary's pigskin prodigy will be finishing his prep football career in California.
Hayes, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound Blue Chip prospect in the Class of 2016, has transferred.
He plays linebacker and tailback.
Earlier this summer, Hayes accepted a scholarship to USC.
Last fall, he impressed in his varsity debut at the PKC down at Wayne State (against Oak Park), prior to injuring himself and missing the remainder of the campaign.
I for one will miss seeing this kid bloom into a SUPERSTAR on the gridiron.
Just think, the 2014 OLSM squad could have an additional two four-star STUDS, if Hayes and Van Jefferson (WR who left for Tennessee with his family and is currently deciding between several high-profile college scholarship offers) had stayed with TEAM PORRITT.
 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Who's Got The Power? - KLAA

KLAA Top 10 Football Players in OAKLAND COUNTY
1 Nick Krumm (WL Central) – They call him Mr. Touchdown!!
2 Chris Cliff (WL Northern) – SWAGGER LEVEL FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND TRILLION was reached a long, long time ago…..just thought everyone needed to know that
3 Dakota Kupp (Waterford Mott) – LEGEN….wait for it…DARY presence under center
4 (tie) Austin Wood (Waterford Kettering) – The prototype SIR-GRIND-A-LOT
4 (tie) Deonottis "Stump" Smith (Waterford Kettering) – One of the toughest tackles in the OC
5 Anton Skupin (South Lyon) – Here's the SCOOP……..This kid is an INSANE talent
6 AJ Chuchla (WL Northern) – Nose for the end zone and a gritty playmaker any way you slice it
7 Zak Goor (WL Central) – All SMASHMOUTH all the time…..TAKE IT 2 THA BANK!!
8 Emmanuel Jackson (Novi) – Pure ELECTRICITY whenever he's anywhere near the ball
9 Zach Powers (South Lyon East) – Threw for over 1200 yards last season and Burney foresees a 2,000-spot on the horizon in 2014
10 (tie) Johnny Witkowski – If I had to pick one OC KLAA super stud in the secondary to start off my building of a prep powerhouse defensive backfield it be my boy JOHNNY BE GOOD!!
10 (tie) James LaLonde – Ready for a MONSTER campaign…..please make a note

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Southfield Landing Strip

CMU football-commit and ACE MEGA GAME-CHANGER Jamar Antwine is now a Blue Jay.
Antwine (5-foot-10, 165 pounds), a diverse and dangerous talent on both sides of the ball and on special teams, has transferred to Southfield High School for his senior year.
Last year, he was an All-OAA pick at wide receiver, cornerback and return specialist for the Pontiac Phoenix.
When he hit Mount Pleasant next fall, he's projected to suit up in the secondary.
His arrival at Southfield only strengthens another Blue Chip crop of pigskin prowlers for JAYSNATION, the defending OAA White champs.
Adding Antwine to the already-stacked secondary gives TEAM CONLEY a whopping FOUR D1 recruits in the defensive backfield (the three others are Minnesota commit Ray Buford, WMU commit Davonte Ginwright and high-level prospect Dior Johnson).
Burney senses the local creation of a whole new LEGION OF BOOM……..OC-style
That loud sound you just heard was the collective groan form offensive coordinator all across the OAA.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Who's Got The Power? - CHSL

Catholic League Top 10 Football Players
1 Alex Malzone (Birmingham Brother Rice QB) – So ELITE is darn scary!!
2 Tyson Smith (OL St. Mary's DB-WR) – Just a playmaker in everything he does
3 Daelin Hayes (OL St. Mary's) – THERA-FLU Alert: USC-bound and only has a series of snaps at the varsity level under his belt
4 Jordan Jenkins (Novi Detroit CC) – Born to TACKLE!!
5 Grant Perry (Birmingham Brother Rice) – It's Grant's Tomb for anyone who tries to contain this Warriors' Blue-Chipper
6 Anthony Gunn (Pontiac NDP) – His nickname is DOUBLE BARRELL…'NUFF SAID!        
7 KJ Hamler (OL St. Mary's) – Best player you've never heard of that's about to EXPLODE!
8 Delano Madison (Birmingham Brother Rice) – The Ultimate X-FACTOR in TEAM SOFRAN's quest for the 4PEAT…..TAKE IT 2 THA BANK!!
9 Mac Hendry (Birmingham Brother Rice) – Smack-you-in-the-mouth type of presence at the point of attack, SIR-GRIND-A-LOT in the trenches!
10 Riley Maher (Birmingham Brother Rice) – Linebacking prodigy at LINEBACKER CENTRAL, what else do you need to know?
 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Not Your Average Joe

Break out the breakfast food because Jordan Jenkins is about to go HAM. The Novi Detroit Catholic Central senior football star is one of the most underrated player in the whole state. This kid can do it all from the middle linebacker spot. He's a virtual tackling machine. His closing speed and big-play ability is off the charts!!. This fall, expect to see my main man JJ toting the rock in the CC backfield. Wow...what doesn't this ROCKNATION superstar do? Point blank: BALLERS and SHOT CALLERS everywhere should be jealous. Does the term REAL DEAL HOLYFIELD mean anything to you? All you CC faithful appreciate the final year of the Jenkins era, pigskin studs likes this don't come around that often....THAT'S A CERTIFIED BURNEY GUARANTEE!!