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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.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The More The Merrier

Michigan Tech just got itself a couple of primetime playmakers on the gridiron.
Holly's highlight-prone pair of football stars, seniors Johnny Williams and Evin Papuga, both committed to play in college at Michigan Tech this week.
Williams' emergence as a star under center in 2010 triggered a resurgence in the town's football program. A three-year starter, he quarterbacked the Bronchos into the playoffs as a sophomore and junior and concluded his prep career back in the fall as the school's all-time leading rusher.
This season as a senior, he combined for more than 2,000 yards from scrimmage – rushing for 1440 yards and throwing for 705 yards, while scoring 25 touchdowns.
Papuga played all over the field for the Bronchos, lining up at running back, wide receiver, linebacker and safety. Like his high school and future college teammate Williams, Papuga knows how to fill a stat sheet.
He scored 15 touchdowns in the fall on offense and recorded 75 tackles and seven sacks on defense.
There is no question, both Williams and Papuga are great grabs for the Michigan Tech pigskin program.
Michigan Tech went 7-3 in 2012 during a campaign where the Huskies carried seven former Oakland County prepsters on their roster, including their starting quarterback, Tyler Scarlett (Clarkston).


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