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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, October 22, 2011

Instant Feedback - Celebration Time

Thoughts from Friday night's action on the prep gridiron;
Lots of congratulations and CELEBRATIONS to go around on Friday –
Let's start with THE LEGEND himself, Al Fracassa getting win No. 400, as Birmingham Brother Rice rolled over HW Chandler Park to break a three-game losing streak and keep alive the Warriors chance at a playoff spot
All I have to say about the Clarkston Wolfpack is – Was there really any ever doubt? Burney's main C-Town homeboys Joey Goss and Mitch Baenziger went HAM all over the LO 'D' and rallied their squad back from a late deficit and into the playoffs……HOLLA "Rock Steady" Baenziger and JGoss aka "The GRINDMASTER" aka "GRIMEMASTER G"
And then what about AH Avondale, Novi, Ferndale, Waterford Mott and Rochester, all teams that had disappointing seasons and ended the 2011 campaign on a high-note with a resounding victory to close things out.
Burney likes the Rochester returning corps for next year. Here are some names to watch out for with the Rochester Falcons in 2012;
1.      John Dorshewitz (QB) – Showed nice pocket presence by seasons-end
2.      James Ward (RB) – Shifty and powerful
3.      Manny Mendoza (WR) – Big-time playmaker (3 TDs on Fri) battling injuries in '11
4.      Dametrius Magee (WR) – This slick-footed speedster can beat you in a number of ways, on Friday night he had an 80-yard KO return for a TD
Holly will be raising the program's first league championship in 59 years by besting Ortonville Brandon and knocking the Blackhawks out of the playoff race for the second consecutive season. FEAR THE HORSE!!!!!
Birmingham Groves not only walked away with bragging rights from Friday's takedown of crosstown rival Seaholm, the Falcons also grabbed its first playoff berth in seven years and a OAA Blue crown to boot.
There were a couple of JASON HANSON SIGHTINGS In the OC Friday night – Avondale's Kyle Sroka and Holly's Blake Ordiway, both kicked game-winning FGs in their team's respective wins. Sroka's game-winner came as time expired. Ordiway's came in the fourth quarter of a nip-and-tuck affair. Each had previous game-winners earlier in the fall.
WL Western sophomore QB Kyle Bambard = FUTURE SUPERSTAR!!!!!
On one down note to the evening, I don't know what's happening over at West Bloomfield, but I do know it's not an encouraging sign that the Lakers got a 66-spot put on them by Pontiac, giving up 500 yards on the ground in another blow-out loss. The Lake Show closes the season 2-7, with only one real win – the other via forfeit – over lowly Royal Oak. This is a sad state of affairs for the WB, coming off a 3-6 record in 2010. There are just too many talented and athletically-gifted players in the mix with the Lakers for them to be barely competitive (I emphasize barely).


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