Burke vs Omaha North MG Camp scrimmage Video

Posted on June 5, 2008. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , |

By Will Cummings
Hit News from hithighlights.com

  Burke vs North MG Camp Pic
Burke (left) prepares defensive stand against Omaha North at MG Football Camp.

    In response to Huskerland Prep.com (a Rivals.com affiliate) message board comments concerning Omaha Burke and Omaha North players and their team’s performances at the recently concluded MG Camp,  Hit News is posting an unedited video of their scrimmage.

    Remember folks:  this is a scrimmage! More importantly, outside of the three days of drills that took place at the camp, these players have not played for six months and not all of the eligible players participated due to injuries and other commitments. Furthermore, both teams probably used less than ten percent of their playbooks.

    Both teams looked good considering the limited preparation. The first units each scored a touchdown. Burke’s second unit added the only other touchdown of the scrimmage. 

    That being said, over the past several years, North has developed a strong program under Head Coach Larry Martin. I have closely watched Martin since before he even first took over the program at North. After his first year there, I told my oldest son that he (Martin) is  going to turn this program around and they are going to be a playoff team.  Consequently,  I sent my eldest son to North for this very reason. He was their staring freshman quarterback.  At the end of his freshman year,  we moved to Florida for a couple of years.  When we returned from Florida, my youngest son, Eric, was to enroll at North before deciding on Burke, which was right across the street from where we lived.

    So that’s a little background on my familiarity in regards to Larry Martin and the outstanding job he and his staff have done in bringing back North’s football program. I have the highest respect for that program and their School Principal, Gene Haynes, and the many other fine coaches and athletes that attend or have attended that school.

    The same feeling I had about Martin’s ability to right the ship at North is the same feeling I have about Coach Paul Limongi at Burke. Limongi is going into his third year at Burke and for the first time he has a staff in place that he feels comfortable with. In addition, he also has several talented players and an off season training and conditioning program that is producing results. z

     I am not going to predict that this will be the year that Burke begins to make it’s move. But I will say that the building blocks are definitely in place to build a solid football tradition at Burke. And if all the pieces fall into place this season, this fall  could be a very productive one for the Bulldogs’ football program.

    I am a Burke fan because my son attends Burke. However, I am also a fan of all coaches and players that commit themselves to excellence regardless of their school affiliation. Nonetheless, I have a special fondness for successful coaches of inner city programs. 

    It’s my belief that strong inner city sport programs contribute to school pride and help to at least mitigate poor grades and drop out rates by allowing young men and young women the opportunity to participate in activities they enjoy as long as they continue to meet minimum grade standards.  If you think poor grades and drop out rates are horrible now, imagine what they would be if there were no sports allowed in schools.

    It’s my hope that all of these schools continue to improve their sport programs, because in the end we all benefit.
Well, that’s my rant. Now enjoy the scrimmage.

Watch MG Camp scrimmage video bellow:
Highlight arrows feature Burke’s O-Guard and D-End #60 Eric Cummings


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