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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 3, 2010

Decade of Dominance - Part 1

OC All-Decade – Quarterback
1 Drew Stanton (FH Harrison) – Dominant prep passing prodigy in Oregon as a frosh and soph and then as a Hawk as a junior and senior, winning back-to-back state championships under center for legendary Harrison head coach, John Herrington. Stanton was rated the No. 6 QB prospect in the country as a senior in 2001-2002 and went onto a standout collegiate career at Michigan State. Post-college, Stanton was drafted in the second round of the NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. He was also an all-conference baseball player for the Hawks as a junior, hitting over .530 from the plate as Harrison's No. 3 hitter.
2 Matt Baker (Birmingham Brother Rice) – Took the Warriors to state championships as a junior and senior in 2000 and 2001, being named all-state in both football and lacrosse (was combined 23-4 on the gridiron as a starting quarterback) each year. Played collegiately in the ACC at North Carolina, prior to entering the NFL in 2006
3 Justin Siller/Robert Bolden (OL St. Mary's)
A 2007 grad of St. Mary's, Siller is expected to compete for the starting QB job for the Purdue Boilermakers after missing last season due to off the field issues. Scored 26 TD's (Passing – 17 and Rushing –9) against only a single interception his junior campaign as a prepster and was also an all-county performer in track and field.
Bolden, a 2010 grad, guided the Eaglets to state title games in both his sophomore and senior years and is currently ready to compete for the starting job in the next few years down at Penn State.
4 Doug Pickens (Birmingham Brother Rice) – Spawning from an overly-healthy gene pool of athletic talent, Pickens led the Brother Rice to consecutive state championship games calling signals as a junior ('02) and senior ('03). Took the Warriors to a state title appearance in 2003 on the diamond as well, hitting clean-up and starting at catcher. Played baseball at Michigan in college and was drafted into MLB by the Cleveland Indians in 2007.
5 Alan Guy (RH Adams) – Led the Highlanders to the 2003 state title, passing and rushing for a pair of TDs in the state championship game at Ford Field before being named first team all-state by the AP, the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press. During his college career at Wayne State, moved to linebacker and finished 7th in the program's all-time tackle list


Blogger Jeff Stearns said...

Two other great QBs played at OLSM: Diallo Johnson (1994 State Champs) also played WR at Michigan; Jermaine Gonzales (1999 State Champs) played WR at Michigan, and still holds all the OLSM passing records.

August 5, 2010 at 9:08 AM 

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