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September 12, 2015, 11:56 pm

Pegged For Success

Peggy Evans Carr is back in the Park. Evans Carr, a legend with few if any equals in the MHSAA girls basketball ranks, was recently hired as Oak Park’s lady hoop coach…..again. She was on the bench leading the Knights in the 2000s, too. Over the past few years, Evans Carr has been at the ...


September 10, 2015, 11:46 pm

King James Finally Takes His Throne

After paying his dues in the assistant coaching and JV ranks the past decade, Kellen James is going to the SHOW. His hardwood kingdom awaits in the city of Rochester. James was hired as the new girls basketball coach at Stoney Creek High School Thursday. He’s replacing Brad Crighton and inheriting a high-quality program, one ...


September 9, 2015, 11:37 pm

Five For Fighting – Motor City Magicians

The best prep football secondary studs in Metro Detroit:   1. Lavert Hill (Detroit King) – Versatile, athletic ballhawk with Grade-A instinct in coverage and that indescribable ‘It’ factor (comitted to Penn St) 2. Demetric Vance (Detroit Cass Tech) – Does the term Playmaker Personified mean anything to you people? (Committed to Michigan St.) 3. ...


September 9, 2015, 10:04 pm

Prep Pigskin Power Rankings – Going For It

Burney’s Top 10 – Week 3   1. OL St. Mary’s – Two Words: JOSH ROSS 2. Detroit Cass Tech – Two Words: MIKE ONWENU 3. Detroit King – Two Words: DONNIE CORLEY 4. Saline – Two Words: JOSH JACKSON 5. Canton – Four Words: Full-House TIGHT T 6. Macomb Dakota – Two Words: KAISER CARLETON ...


September 6, 2015, 11:44 pm

Into The Lions’ Den

Not only did South Lyon claim a comeback win in Week 2 at home over Waterford Mott, the Lions and the entire Jungle community claimed a piece of Burney’s heart, too. What a great town, with great people. So, here’s the scoop: while waiting for the weather delay that never lifted Thursday night (the game ...


September 5, 2015, 11:24 pm

The Silver Linings Playbook

A few bright spots from the 0-2 start for the Birmingham Brother Rice football team: Johnny Tracey – the Warriors new, post-Human Highlight Zone quarterback, looks like he has some nice upside. He’s a natural leader and the quintessential Sir-Grind-A-Lot under center. Matt Jordan – Do we have the next Grant Perry on our hands ...


September 3, 2015, 11:10 pm

Driving Fast In Detroit

Burney loves him some Martell Pettaway, Detroit King’s new starting running back. He might be Burney’s pick for best future college career of all the backs in the Class of 2016. Last year as a junior at St. Claire Shores South Lake, he rushed for over 1,300 yards and double-digits in touchdowns. A few months ...


September 2, 2015, 11:25 pm

Five For Fighting – Catch The Feeling

Burney’s Top 5 WRs in the state of Michigan 1. Donnie Corley (Detroit King Sr.) – Primetime is the best way to describe this kid’s play, in other words the TOTAL package at the position, has his choice of elite colleges, does it all and is so so so pretty doing it, poetry in motion ...


September 1, 2015, 12:56 am

The Point After – New Times, New Faces

A pair of breakout performances in Week 1 of the 2015 high school football season that caught Burney’s eyes: Tim Cheatham (Detroit Cass Tech) – After what I saw Saturday in the Technicians’ 27-0 stomping of Southfield from CT’s junior Timmy Cheatham has led me to nickname this fleet-footed, quickly-emerging star in the backfield, “The ...


August 31, 2015, 6:00 pm

Burney’s Prep Football Power Rankings – Off & Running

1. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (1-0) – If Hollywood wants to shoot a remake of the movie Superbad, they should do it RIGHT NOW on the high school gridiron and cast the entire Eaglets squad in starring roles, ‘cause these guys are a bunch of STRAIGHT filthy MCNASTIES 2. Detroit Cass (1-0) – Timmy Walton, a ...