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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.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Great Burnzini - Thursday's Top Games

The Great Burnzini says, 'Look out, I'm on fire"
Record through 3 weeks - 34-7
Clarkston v. West Bloomfield – The Wolves get thrown into the fire for the second week in a row, third in the last four games. If C-Town comes out of the WB with a "W", the Wolves will be in the driver's seat in the race for the OAA. It won't be easy for icey-veined gunner Tyler Scarlett and the boys in the blue -The Lakers have a ton of talent on both sides of the ball and what is sure to be a raucous home crowd behind them.  However, I have tremendous faith in Scarlett and his cat quick backfield-mate Dakota Bender and see Clarkston eeking out a narrow victory in the end. 
Clarkston 28 West Bloomfield 24
Birmingham Groves v. Rochester Hills Adams – Head Coach Tony Partrito's group is as fundamentally -sound and disciplined as ever. The Highlanders simply wear opposing teams down with their raw power and physicality.  I love to watch them play because its throwback football in its most pure form.  I think by the end of October this team will end up being a better and more dangerous on-the-field product than last year's more highly-touted and athletically-skilled squad.
Adams 45 Groves 14
Birmingham Seaholm v. Farmington Hills Harrison – Vince Salatino continues to sizzle, finally surpassing the 300 yard mark through the air. Sophomore split end Aaron Burbridge gets into the end zone twice and shows people why he's the real deal re-incarnation of Mark Dell.
Harrison 41 Seaholm 17
UofD-Jesuit v.  Auburn Hills Avondale – Francois Matthews is just too good. Mitch Robinson and Ray Tillman hook up for another pair of scores, as the Yellow Jackets cruise to 4-0.
Walled Lake Central v. Lakeland  - Central's hardest task to date and I'm confident they will prevail unscathed. Senior QB Joe Diamond runs for two and throws for two, both to20Sammy Pearlstein. I'm nicknaming these two, "The Bling Bling Twins", 'cause both make the Vikings shine every time they hit the field. The Central 'D' is a veteran group and they will shut the Eagles wet-around-the-ears offense down.
WL Central 31 Lakeland 21
Walled Lake Northern v. Walled Lake Western – Sam Welch, Derek Russell and the Warriors will take a cue from Jay-Z's new "Blueprint 3" album and "Run this town", meaning Walled Lake proper, Thursday night.
WL Western 35 WL Northern 20
Farmington v. Rochester – These two teams each have pass-happy junior QB's – Farmington has Matt Craven and Rochester has Nick Bradley.  And both of these two gunslingers are ultra-hungry for a 'W', which would enable their respective squads' playoff hopes alive.  This contest has all the makings of a classic shootout and that's what I expect to see. Craven and Bradley each throw for a trifecta of TD's in a marathon-overtime affair. Senior placekicker Marco Iaderosa wins it for the Fal cons
Farmington 38 Rochester 35


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