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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.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bonus Bytes - Quick Hits

If you're a football team and in you're in a do-or-die game and you have the ball and the lead with a first down in the final 90 seconds of the contest, please for the love of a god, TAKE A KNEE!
DCD's Ray McCallum is about to get all McNasty on Holly when the Yellowjackets head to north on 1-75 to open the season visiting the Broncos
Kurt Keener, McCallum's and DCD's head coach, is the OC's version of NBA hoops guru and coaching legend, Phil Jackson. A master motivator, Keener's form of bball karma has brought seven state championships to the corner of 13 Mile and Lahser (granting having future pro's and college all-americans Chris Webber and Shane Battier for 6 of the 7 didn't hurt his cause).
Southfield's scintilating junior backcourt of high-scoring Carlton Brundidge (verbally committed to Michigan) and silky smooth Desmond "Pee Wee" Barnes is the best guard combination in the state and will be next year as well. Burney says, "Take it to the bank, baby!"
WARNING: If you see Stoney Creek's cold-hearted assassin of a lady hoopster, Gabby Yurik, walking around town engulfed in smoke and flames, don't be alarmed. Hitting a scorching hot 9 three point baskets in her team's double OT victory over crosstown rival Rochester can do that to a girl.
Will some D1 school PLEASE give CC mega-fullback and state champion Niko Palazeti a scholarship right now. This kid has "sleeper" written all over him. Recruiters might question his speed, but the certain raw intangibles that he possess as a player and the nose he has for the goal line are valued attributes that can't be taught and need to be recognized.
Question of The Upcoming Week: Which on -the -court tenacious tandem is the more deadly "Killer B" combo:
A. Southfield's Brundidge and Barnes (resume speaks for itself, no introduction needed)
B. N. Farmington's multi-talented forward Jenna Bachrouche (committed to Oakland and accumulating 33 points, 21 rebounds in first two games of the year) and Lyndsey Booker (Loyola), the consummate female prep point guard


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