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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, November 23, 2010

Field of Gold

Some names to watch out for this weekend in the state football finals at Ford Field
Marques Stevenson (Lake Orion Senior RB) – Could eclipse the 2,000 yard rushing mark with a big effort in the Dragons D1 state tilt with upstart Plymouth on Saturday
Mario Ojemudia (FH Harrison Junior DL) – Ojemudia has been an absolute beast in the trenches for the Hawks this season, leading the team in tackles (over 100) and sacks (in double-digits and counting) and expect more of the same against Lowell in the D2 state championship game on Friday
Corey Lucas (OL St. Marys Senior RB/DB) – This Eaglet two-way stud has been making a ton of big plays in St. Mary's current playoff run and the experience he gained starting in last year's D3 state title game against this same East Grand Rapids squad will serve him well
Ray Hall (FH Harrison Senior CB) – Playing on the other side of all-everything Hawks phenom Aaron Burbdridge, Hall will see a lot of action thrown his way by Lowell's all-state gunslinger Gabe Dean. I expect a lockdown effort by "Big Play Ray" on Friday…at least one pick, several break-ups and a pick-six apiece by him and AB!!
Mike Koenigsknecht (OL St. Mary's Senior QB) – This kid has been playing rock solid all season in his first year under center: he's nothing but money in game management and his accuracy has been spot on. Look for Koenigsknecht to hook-up with his top targets Allen Robinson and Keith Stonestreet for at a minimum a pair of TDs
Evan Rourke, Jon Gall, Adam Gros and Andrew Shafkalis (Lake Orion defensive front) – I feel bad for Plymouth for having to face such an "IN YOUR FACE" and opportunistic unit
Devin Funchess (FH Harrison Junior TE/LB) – The "Funchise" had a quiet game last week in the Hawks 51-0 pasting of GPS in the semis, thus I foresee Harrison's leading receiver this season to go BUCKWILD on the Lowell secondary and haul in 100 yards and at least one score threw the air


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