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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 28, 2009

Monday Morning Quarterback

Shouts out to Milford's Cody Beck, who had a monster game in the Mavericks 42-41 heartbreaking loss to Hartland and FH Harrison's Steve Slobin, who did his best Steve Slayton imitation in the Hawks 28-6 beat down of Birmingham Groves. Beck had 268 yards rushing to go along with four TD's. Slobin ran for 111 yards and also scored four TD's. Junior QB Luke Johnson had another solid outing as well, throwing for 140 yards and two scores. Hartland converted a two-point conversion with under 25 seconds to clinch the epic intra-conference battle.
And what about Brother Rice's Adam Gorski?. Is this kid gutsy or what? Talk about onions! Having never made a high school FG before, Gorski came through when his team needed most, drilling a 35-yarder through the up-rights in the closing seconds of the Warriors 24-21 defeat of Warren De La Salle. Coach Fracassa's plucked Gorski from the soccer field this past summer and what a find its turned out to be.
New Novi QB Jimmy Gurney has the entire Wildcat nation smiling wide and bright. Gurney was on his game all night long on Friday in the Wildcats 38-5 drubbing of South Lyon, passing for 160 yards and tossing two TD's. Replacing opening day starter Brandon Ryzdnewski, out since a Week 2 loss at home against Walled Lake Central where he suffered a shoulder injury, Gurney has been playing with poise and precision while leading the team to three straight wins. Starting off the season 0-2, the Wildcats are now 3-2, 3-0 in league play. Last season, Novi went 7-2 before bowing in the first round of districts to CC. What a difference a few weeks make - after the WL Central loss, post-season aspirations around the team and their fans were dim, now their in full-bloom once again.
Other notable primetime performances from this past weekend:
Ortonville Brandon's sophomore sensation Shane Mahaffy continues to shine under center for the Blackhawks. Mahaffy accounted for 3 TD's - one passing, two running - in the OB's 20-17 win over Oxford on Friday night.
Hazel Park's Dominic Wiggins rushed for 186 yards and 3 TD's in the Vikings 30-24 comeback win over North Farmington.
Chris Wheeler danced all over the West Bloomfield "D", going for a trifecta of TD's in the Colts 26-13 triumph over the visiting Lakers.
Clawson's ROB Feeman, put a 4-spot on the board in the Trojans 42-24 win over Warren Lincoln. Feeman passed for 2 Td's and ran for 2-Td's. RB Howard Crippen had a pair of rushing scores too.
Farmington's Neno Jones-Fletcher busted loose in the Falcons 31-7 defeat of Birmingham Seaholm, going for 116 yards and 3 TD's.


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