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September 27, 2015, 9:15 pm

Five For Fighting – The Boys Of Fall

FIVE FOR FIGHTING – Top individual efforts from Catholic Central’s football team in the Shamrocks drubbing of Brother Rice in Sunday’s Boys Bowl 1. Nick Capatina (RB) – BEAST MODE all game long, see his 131 yards and 2 monster tds 2. Michael Edwards (DE) – J.J. Watt-Mode all game long, see his 3 ½ ...


September 26, 2015, 10:56 pm

Five For Fighting – Piloting The Effort

FIVE FOR FIGHTING – Top individual performances in Warren DLS’ 31-8 defeat of OLSM in Week of the local prep football season 1. Josh Wilk  (QB) – Pilots’ field general ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns, showed mastery of the DLS offense, torched a star-studded St. Mary’s ‘D,’ is on the verge of reaching SWAGGER ...


September 24, 2015, 10:56 pm

Package From The Peach State

For the second time this year, North Farmington High School has landed a high-profile boys basketball transfer. On Wednesday, Nate Brooks, a long-limed and athletic 6-foot-7 junior forward from Macon, Georgia, enrolled at North Farmington. WARNING: This kid dunks everything in his vicinity. You watch him compete and you see nothing but shimmering raw potential. ...


September 22, 2015, 11:37 pm

Day tripper – Destination: Columbus

Clarkston sophomore boys basketball star Foster Loyer took a trip over the border last weekend. Loyer, the Wolves’ fantastic point guard and a first-team Class A all-state selection as a fab frosh last season, visited Ohio State University over the weekend, attending the Buckeyes home football game against Northern Illinois. This is a special talent ...


September 20, 2015, 11:37 pm

Westerly Winds Of Change

Defending KLAA North boys basketball champion Walled Lake Western is in the market for a new coach. Here’s Burney’s list of potential candidates: Denny Butcher (Former WL Central coach) – Could the cage scene in Walled Lake be calling Butcher back into the fold? Dave Walther (WL Western girls coach) – Already in the building, ...


September 19, 2015, 11:05 pm

Jack Of All Trades

Note to all Michigan State football fans: 2016-commit Trishton Jackson (West Bloomfield) is getting in his snaps as a wideout. Sometimes he puts away his Cam Newton persona for a little Odell Beckham action.  Last Friday, he caught his second touchdown of the fall in WB’s 28-17 smackdown of Troy Athens to claim first-place bragging ...


September 17, 2015, 11:07 pm

Prospect Check – A Football Frenzy

Some names to watch out for on the statewide football recruiting scene Roy McCree (Birmingham DCD Jr. WR) – On the verge of becoming the next great pass-catcher to come through a program pretty adept at churning out special ones, evolving into the definition of a 0-to-100 Hustler on the gridiron, can stretch the field ...


September 16, 2015, 11:19 pm

Five For Fighting – Porr-ing It On

With George Porritt’s replacement on the bench at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s being named (my boy Todd Covert), let’s take a look back at his legacy of developing killer cagers Five For Fighting – Burney’s Top 5 Hoopsters of the George Porritt Era at OLSM 1. Maurice Seawright – Simply ELECTRIC running the show at ...


September 15, 2015, 10:02 pm

Prep Pigskin Power Rankings – Full Steam Ahead

Burney’s Top 10 1. OL St. Mary’s (3-0) – Dwayne Chapmen might be the most underrated linebacker in Metro Detroit……Yeah I Said It!!! 2. Detroit Cass Tech (3-0) – Junior qb Rodney Hall is taking major strides this season, let’s start calling him “Lefty Lightning,” ‘cuz when he strikes, he leaves scorched earth in his ...


September 14, 2015, 11:00 pm

Piercing The Void

It’s a good thing for Orchard Lake St. Mary’s powerhouse football program that its depth is practically unparalleled across the state’s prep pigskin ranks this fall because the Eaglets lost a big chunk of their heart and soul with a season-ending knee injury to senior linebacker-fullback Pierce (P.J.) Bauer, a team co-captain and all-around prince ...


September 13, 2015, 11:00 pm

Back At Full Throttle

The Oak Park boys basketball team got good news last week when Kelvon Fuller, a 6-foot-8 beast of a power forward and former-now-current KnightsNation hoopster, enrolled in school. If his academics are in order, he’ll be eligible to play second semester. Fuller was an all-league pick for Oak Park as a sophomore in 2014, averaging ...