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October 28, 2015, 9:00 pm

The Double-Time Grind – From Fall To Winter

A handful of prep football stars Burney is looking forward seeing on the basketball court in December Trishton Jackson (West Bloomfield) – His nickname is “ACTION” Jackson….’Nuff Said!! Future Michigan State WR could easily be headed to the Big 10 as a floor general as well Tony Poljan (Lansing Catholic) – So, so smooth, whether ...

Football

October 27, 2015, 11:00 pm

Charging Towards Destiny

Southfield-Lathrup is ending its football program in style – qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in almost a decade – and giving an inspired display on the gridiron in honor of its deceased former coach. The 6-3 Chargers haven’t waded in postseason waters since 2007. They’ve dedicated the 2015 campaign to Keith Stephens, ...

Football

October 25, 2015, 11:59 pm

The Pillow Agenda – Blankets & Covers Optional

Burney’s five-pack of prep football playoff sleepers Detroit UD-Jesuit (6-3) – If superpower and recently-crowned PSL champ Detroit King has a letdown in Rd. 1, the pesky Cubbies could easily make them pay, see Scott Nelson and Mike Sims & the program’s playoff jaunt two years ago Warren Mott-Utica IKE (6-3) – A pair of ...

Football

October 24, 2015, 11:26 pm

Five For Fighting – A-FORD-ded Knowledge

FIVE FOR FIGHTING – Top Performances At Sunday’s Prep Bowl (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 38, Warren De La Salle 0) 1. Brandon Tabone – My man T-Bone did his best Tom Brady impression at Ford Field vs. DLS, dissecting the Pilots’ defensive backfield for 225 yards and two beautifully-placed td passes 2. K.J. Hamler – ...

Football

October 21, 2015, 10:13 pm

Blasting Off To Ohio

Harper Woods Chandler Park senior two-sport star Jalen Martin is ready to rocket to the next level. Martin, a standout on the football field and basketball floor, committed to play on the gridiron in college earlier this week at the University of Toledo. Martin is a sturdily-built 6-foot-3, 220-pound wide receiver (think a prep version ...

Football

October 20, 2015, 11:00 pm

Young, Restless, Rough & Rugged

Burney’s All-Underclassmen OAA White Football Team Sam Johnson (Southfield Fr. QB) – Will be best quarterback to ever lace up the cleats in a Southfield Bluejays uniform when its all said and done on his prep career JDrew McGovern (Farmington Soph. QB) – Steady, focus, sharp, always ready, on-the-rise Eric McCarn (Southfield Soph. RB) – ...

Football

October 19, 2015, 10:49 pm

The Race Is Back On

Handicapping the reopened race to snare Southfield star tailback Matt Falcon, who had his football scholarship to Michigan pulled recently (Falcon remains officially committed to UofM) Wisconsin (2-to-1 odds) – Badgers are hungry for some Falcon meat, Wisky is Burney’s frontrunner Oregon (3-to-1 odds) – TEAM NIKE has been in hot pursuit of his services ...

Basketball

October 18, 2015, 11:37 pm

The Hoopster Hook-Up

Two of the top prep boys cage prospects in the state’s senior class secured their respective college connections in recent days, with Ypsilanti’s Corey Allen committing to the University of Detroit-Mercy and Detroit Allen Academy’s Danny Pippen committing to Kent State University. Allen is a silky smooth 6-foot-2 shooting guard with a lights-out stroke from ...

Basketball

October 17, 2015, 8:36 pm

Weighing All Of Their Options

A few recent college visits taken by some of the state’s best boys basketball players Thomas Kinthier (Macomb Dakota) – Michigan, Valparaiso Matt Beachler (Lowell) – Northwestern Kam Hankerson (Novi) – UW-Milwaukee (already committed) Zack Trent (Flint Central) – Central Michigan University Kamari Newman (Detroit East English Village Prep) – George Mason Jamal Cain (Detroit ...

Football

October 15, 2015, 11:52 pm

Five For Fighting – Catching The Fever

Five For Fighting – The Best Wide Receivers in the Detroit PSL 1. (tie) Donnie Corley (Detroit King) – Might be the top player in the whole state in terms of upside, definition of a deep threat and a primetime playmaker  1. (tie) Donovan Peoples-Jones – Might be the best overall junior in the state ...

Football

October 14, 2015, 10:57 pm

Kalamazoo-Bound One More Time

Chippewa Valley senior football star Stefan Claiborne is headed to Western Michigan to play on the gridiron in college…..AGAIN. After de-committing from the Broncos over the summer, Claiborne, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound defensive back-wide receiver, re-committed to head coach P.J. Fleck and WMU this week, finally officially firming up his plans for the next level. You ...