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Burney's Bites 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.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday Morning Quarterback

Props to Junior QB Josh Harris - 11-15 for 220 yards and two TD's - and his sizzling cast of Yellowjacket teammates for taking Birmingham Detroit Country Day cross-state to Muskegon and coming out with a OT win over Muskegon Catholic Central. Harris is so top choice, you might think he was a Grade-A porterhouse steak.  He connected with TE/S Jason Ray for a 14 yard TD in the closing seconds of regulation to send things into OT. Sophomore scatback John Hill motored in from 2-yards out on the first possession of the extra period and the Yellowjackets 'D' took over from there. Chris Eddins and the 'D' line stuffed MCC on fourth-and-goal from the one inch line to clinch the dramatic victory.  DCD will be tested against a feisty Highland Park team in Week 4.
How good is Novi Detroit Catholic Central? They just keep mowing down opponents in unmercilessly fashion, pounding the rock and clogging the run on defense like few others in the state of Michigan. Senior fullback Niko Palazetti continues to bang between the tackles for big yardage and nine TD's. This kid is like a mix of former Buc's all--pro Mike Alstott and Steelers hall of famer Franco Harris. Plus his name sounds like something out of an old NFL films reel - Palazetti playing on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field seems to roll of the tongue.
CC v. RIce on Saturday - just saying the words gets me excited!!!
Rochester Hills Adams keeps chugging along despite losing a boat load of talented players from last season's 8-1 squad. QB Andrew Hammett is doing an outstanding job of running the Highlanders' offense through 3 games, utilizing his feet a little more than his arm, but gettng the job done just the same. At 2-1 and not too many bumps in the road ahead on its schedule, look for Adams to win at least 6, maybe 7 this season and once again qualify for the playoffs.
Royal Oak Shrine and Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes appear on a collision course for the rights to call themselves CHSL champs. The defending champ Knights have looked solid since dropping their opener to Detroit Douglas. Junior QB Branch Kampe is filling Jamal Townsell's shoes in spades - he's scored 8 tds in the last 2 games. WOLL is undefeated and junior QB Mike Sullivan is making a bid to be called one of better signal callers to ever play for the juggernaut Lakers program 


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