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October 12, 2015, 11:37 pm

Five For Fighting – Field General Flury

FIVE FOR FIGHTING – Burney’s Top 5 QBs in the CHSL-Central for 2015 1. Josh Wilk (Warren De La Salle) – Fearless first-year phenom under center very reminiscent of Joey Garbowski in last season’s run to the program’s first-ever state championship…SWAGGER LEVEL has already exceeded the FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND TRILIION, please make note! Can you ...


October 11, 2015, 9:00 pm

Prep Pigskin Power Rankings – Late In The Game

Burney’s Top 10 – Week 8 1. Detroit King – Team Harvel is mighty hard to handle in 2015, these Crusaders are moving and grooving like Bruno Mars 2. Saline – The Hornets are quite ornery and sting-happy on the gridiron this fall 3. Detroit Cass Tech – Technically speaking, these Cass gridders are GRRRRRRRRRREAT!! ...


October 10, 2015, 9:00 pm

Be Aware, Be Very Aware

Romeo’s Brad Tanner is a terror on the gridiron. The senior WR-DB-and-Return Specialist can do so many things on the football field and do them really, really well. Whichever college snares his services will be getting itself a true pigskin gem. This kid is fast, fearless and phenomenal whether vertically stretching the field or making ...


October 8, 2015, 11:55 pm

Homecoming At The Lake

Those cutting sounds heard in Walled Lake this week signaled the return to town of the MHSAA Basketball Butcher aka Denny Butcher after a three-year absence. Butcher, formerly head boys cage coach at Walled Lake Central, was hired to fill the same role at Walled Lake Western Wednesday night. He replaces Chip Lutz, who led ...


October 7, 2015, 10:00 pm

Five For Fighting – Memories of Transfers Past

FIVE FOR FIGHTING – Burney’s Top 5 Most Impactful Boys Hoops Transfers In The Past 20 Years 1. James Young – This current NBA swingman and former All-Final Four honoree at the college level shocked the state’s high school cage world by making the jump from Troy to Rochester as a senior, where he led ...


October 6, 2015, 11:22 pm

Suddenly Stacked – Raiders Locked & Loaded

North Farmington Raiders Cage Nation got its’ second MEGA injection of talent in the last three weeks Monday with the acquisition of Southfield transfer point guard Amauri Hardy, one of the top junior prep backcourt prospects in the state. In late September, NF landed 6-foot-7 forward Nate Brooks, a transplant from Georgia and college recruit ...


October 3, 2015, 11:33 pm

Cage Connections: Shaking & Baking

Here are Burney’s thoughts on a few recent college commitments from the state’s boys basketball recruiting landscape: Jalen McFadden (Detroit East English Village) – committed to Ferris St…..This DI talent is a DII steal, sterling swingman, excellent slasher, top-of-the-line finisher on transition Kameron Hankerson (Novi) – committed to UW-Milwaukee…..Wiry wing with significant upside at the ...


October 2, 2015, 11:26 pm

Flash of Brilliance

Oak Park senior football standout Miles Daniel is a diamond in the ruff. Well, just call the Kent State (OH) coaching staff rare stone experts. The Golden Flashes recently nabbed Daniel, a lightning-in-a-bottle slot receiver, for their 2006 recruiting class. Kent State is 1-3. Daniel is one megawatt under-the-radar prospect, a master at beating opposing ...


October 1, 2015, 10:19 pm

Fantastic Voyages Into Dreamland

Burney’s NFL fantasy football team is a scorching-hot 3-0 out of the gate in 2015. But what if Burney had his own MHSAA fantasy football squad? What would it look like? Well, here you go: QB Kyle Thomas (WL Western) – Not enough respect statewide, so much value it’s disgusting….would have snared him in the ...


September 30, 2015, 11:36 pm

Mrs. Smith Goes To Rochester

Rochester Adams is only a couple months away from showing off a shiny new toy on the girls basketball court. Maybe the word toy is deceiving. Maybe weapon is a better way to describe Taylor Smith, the Highlanders senior transfer from Linden. This first-team All-Flint Metro League pick will take the OAA by storm. She’s ...


September 28, 2015, 4:00 pm

Prep Pigskin Power Rankings – Getting Into A Groove

1. Detroit King – All hail the new KINGS of the Michigan HS gridiron scene!! 2. Saline – Jeb Palka, Saline’s star senior split end, is a G on the field and off, please make a note 3. WL Western – The Z Factor is in full force in Warriorsland once again! 4. Canton – Chiefs are ...