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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.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gridiron Goodbyes

A few things I will miss from this past season:
CC's Niko Palazeti playing the part of human bowling ball and rolling down the opposing defenders like The Big Lebowski himself
The CC's "Cy Squad" defense, led by seniors Mike Kinville, Butch Herzog, Jeff Sherman, and Joe Snyder, pitching shutouts like they were the new millennium re-incarnation of the sack happy and Super Bowl winning 1985 Chicago Bears. (Thank god some of the "Cy'ers" like ace linebacker/kicker Justin D'Agostino and big play blanket-corner Andrew Nelson will be back so Burney can a least see some pieces to that special state championship puzzle next season)
St. Mary's gruesome twosome of Penn St-bound QB Robert "Big Play Bob" Bolden and UCLA-bound Ernest "The Furnace" Thomas and FH Harrison's "Fun Bunch" passing attack consisting of seniors Vince "The Prince' Salatino (QB), Sidney Coleman (WR), David Evans (TE), Steve Slobin (TB), Will Ferguson (TB), Derek Head (FB), DJ Cook (WR), and Jalin Kelly (WR), and super soph Aaron Burbridge (WR)
Watching Brother Rice LB Justin Cherocchi wreck havoc with any and all ball carriers anywhere near his general vicinity
The elusive and electrifying play of Cameron Fields (West Bloomfield)
The tremendous moxie of Clarkston seniors Tyler Scarlett, Dakota Bender, Dustin Gamble, and Jeff Dean
WL Central field general, Joe Diamond and the machine-like efficiency of the Vikings old school offense
The beefy and brawny RH Adams line anchored by Nick Di Miro and Jordan Sanders
The raw determination, unbreakable spirit, and clutch play ability of departing Southfield Blue Jays Maurice "Mo Knows" Davenport, Alonso Graham, and Kevin Harmon (18 sacks)
The powerful 1-2 punch of Hazel Park's "Killer D" backfield of Dominic Wiggins and Dustin O'Malley
The out-of-nowhere big play ability of Pontiac's Dominique Shaw, the OC's very own Randy Moss in '09
The underrated and underappreciated play of Troy's Chris "The Wizard" Wheeler, Bobby "The Wonderboy" Wunderlich and Bobby Pardun


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