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October 8, 2019, 4:35 pm

Where we stand right now: Burney’s OAA football player power rankings

1 Donovan Edwards (West Bloomfield Jr. RB) — Pure electricity nearly every touch. 2 Kobe Manzo (Lake Orion Sr. RB) — Perfect combination of power, speed and instinct. 3 DeVonta Twymon (Oak Park Sr. RB) — The breakout star of the league this fall, running with a ton of tenacity. 4 Justin Rogers (Oak Park ...

Football

September 26, 2019, 11:48 am

Burney shouts out the IHSAA’s midseason offensive stat leaders on the gridiron

Shouting out the IHSAA’s midseason offensive stat leaders: Kyle Adams (West Lafayette Sr. QB) — This James Madison-commit (pictured) is the definition of a gutty gunslinger, just straight FIRRRRRRRRRRE in the pocket engineering an offense (can you say repeat?) The Numbers: 1,761 yards passing, 24 touchdowns. Cam Hovey (Sheridan Jr. RB) — The kid is ...

Football

August 28, 2019, 5:27 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Six-pack of under-publicized South Oakland County gridiron studs

Here’s a half-dozen lesser-known football studs from the south end of Oakland County ready for big seasons on the gridiron in 2019: Jaylin Mines (Oak Park) — This junior safety is a prime time playmaker with range, instinct and athleticism. Marlon Dawson (Oak Park) — A junior linebacker with size, speed and blunt-force trauma closing ...

Football

August 28, 2019, 4:21 pm

A trio of golden arms highlight the Indiana Week 1 QB bulletin board

These three quarterbacks showed their names need to be in the discussion for best field general in the state with fiery Week 1 efforts: Orin Edwards (Indianapolis Cathedral, 6-foot-1, 185-pound Sr.) — This dynamic dual threat out of the Circle City doesn’t get enough love in the recruiting game, but trust me he’s the REAL ...

Football

August 28, 2019, 2:13 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Miami RedHawks keep Hoosier pipeline open with West Lafayette’s Truitt, Bloomington South’s Bomba

Two of the best pass-catching prospects in the state of Indiana will play their college pigskin at Miami (OH). West Lafayette senior wide receiver Harrison Truitt and Bloomington South senior tight end James Bomba both committed to the Red Hawks over the summer. They could be foundational pieces of the Red Hawks future offense. Truitt ...

Football Soccer

October 16, 2019, 3:06 pm

Battle Creek Lakeview disqualified from boys soccer postseason for playing too many games

The MHSAA announced Wednesday afternoon that Battle Creek Lakeview’s boys soccer team had been disqualified from further competition in the Division 1 state tournament, having exceeded the number of regular-season games allowed by rule. By rule, no team may play more than 18 regular-season contests. Lakeview is credited with a 13-5-2 record, without counting forfeit ...

Soccer

October 9, 2019, 4:47 pm

Boys soccer district pairings for 2019 MHSAA postseason

DIVISION 1 District 1  (Geographic hosts) District First Round Wednesday, Oct. 9 G1: Saginaw Heritage 1, Midland 0 Thursday, Oct. 10 G2: Traverse City Central 10, Saginaw Arts & Sciences 0 District Semifinals Tuesday, Oct. 15 G4: Midland Dow at Traverse City Central, 6 p.m. G5: Traverse City West at Saginaw Heritage, 6 p.m. District ...

Basketball

October 16, 2019, 7:51 pm

INDIANA BASKETBALL RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Lawrence Central’s Dre Davis decommits from Nebraska, but Bears could be elite

Lawrence Central should be in the hunt for a Class 4A IHSAA boys basketball championship this winter with a loaded lineup consisting of multiple coldblooded assassins headed for high-major college landing spots. The Bears’ perimeter attack in 2020 has the potential to be elite on a national level. Let’s check in with Lawrence Central cage ...

Football

October 16, 2019, 6:09 pm

Indiana recruiting notebook: Merrillville’s Howard and Elkhart Central’s Decker both choose MAC schools, Notre Dame hosts blue chippers

In the midst of a senior season where he’s setting the stat sheet on fire, Merrillville wide receiver Jeremiah Howard committed to Northern Illinois over the weekend. NIU was Howard’s second offer (Western Illinois his first). Howard’s Merrillville Pirates squad is 7-1 and he’s made 36 grabs for 740 yards and eight touchdowns.  He has ...

Football

October 13, 2019, 12:13 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s five Indiana junior OLs ready to blow up in recruiting

Burney’s Pigskin Portal: Five Junior Offensive Line Prospects From The State of Indiana About To Blow Up On The Recruiting Trail John Hofer (Valparaiso, 6-foot-6, 300 pounds) — Flawless technique and footwork • Ball State, Kent State, Toledo and Western Michigan have offered, several Big Ten schools are on the verge of throwing their hats into ...