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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.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Burney's Bytes - Blog Entry # 10

Its been a pretty good year so far for Novi senior athlete Chris Bellamy. For starters, he quarterbacked the Wildcats' football team to a 7-2 regular season record, running and throwing all over the field in guiding Novi to another solid season on the gridiron. What is so impressive about that feat is before last August, Bellamy had never taken a snap from behind center in a varsity game. The previous two seasons, he was a stand out wide receiver and only switched to quarterback at the behest of the coaching staff, who needed leadership at the much-valued position. Quick to adapt to his new role on the field, by the end of the year, Bellamy looked like a veteran signal callerĀ and led his team into the playoffs. Now that its basketball season, Bellamy has taken his exploits to the hardwood. With his team playing down a man - two year starter Brandon Bradford was cut from the team in the pre-season due to disciplinary issues - the 6-2 senior point guard has taken his game to another level. Bellamy is pumping in points by the truck load, including a season-high 38 points a few weeks back, and the Wildcats hoop squad is unbeaten. Personally, I wouldn't want to be a team that Novi plays in the state tournament, knowing that Chris Bellamy is obviously intent on finishing his high school athletic career with a bang.


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