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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, November 5, 2010

Slowed Down

In some rare bad news from HAWKS NATION, the Farmington Hills Harrison football squad will be without the services of starting running back Stephen Slobin for the rest of the 2010 playoff run due to a season-ending knee injury suffered in the team's exhilarating come from behind win over Brother Rice in Rd. 1. Although the Hawks juggernaut gridiron gang will probably keep marching on down the victory trail minus Slobin's talent (THESE GUYS ARE JUST THAT DEEP!), this is tragic news from the standpoint of leadership and the fact that Slobin, an integral piece of the Harrison's successful puzzle on the field the past two seasons, will never again have the chance to suit up as a high schooler. "The Slo Dawg" was the ultimate "glue guy" in the lockeroom and an on-field sparkplug with his excellent blocking and inspirational passionate play.
Oh, and this kid could bust out of the tackles and into the end zone pretty well too. Last season as a junior, he scored 10 TDs and ran for an average of close to five yards per carry. In a game against Groves in 2009, he rushed for 115 yards and 4 TDs and was named OAA player of the week. Good thing for Slo Dawg and the rest of the HAWKS NATION, Jake Slobin, Stephen's younger brother and starting offensive lineman and all his boys like Tommy Vento, Derek Head, Ray Hall and the rest of the crew will almost certainly have his back and take the Green and Gold to the program's record 13th state title in his stead later this month.


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