Burke’s offense impressive at annual Black and Gold Scrimmage

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Burke Sophomore QB Jimmie Forsythe Is One to Watch in ’08

By Will Cummings
Hit News @ Hit Highlights.com

Omaha Burke Bulldogs

Omaha Burke Bulldogs

   Jimmie Forsythe is a name that Nebraska high school football fans may get used to seeing and hearing a lot of over the next three years:

    The 5-10 170 lb rugged and fleet-footed sophomore QB put on quite an awe-inspiring aerial show during Burke’s annual Black and Gold scrimmage, held Friday night at Burke Stadium.

    Forsythe’s accurate, high velocity pinpoint throws were hitting targets from all over the field. And It didn’t matter whether the youngster was throwing in a set position after a three-step-drop or if he was on a sprint-out running to his left or to his right—his passes were on the money! 

    The Burke offense looks to flourish this season running their Pistol Offense, installed under the direction of their new offensive coordinator and LB coach, Dan Jackson, a former all-state Burke LB (class of 2003), who went on to play at South Dakota State

    Successful head coaches appear to find the right assistants and place them in the best positions to improve the team. And Head Coach Paul Limongi seems to have made a wise choice by promoting Jackson to the OC position. Moreover, based on comments from players about Jackson’s dedication and commitment and supported by what he has thus far delivered via his seemingly well-oiled, productive and entertaining Pistol Offense:

“Burke’s young Offensive Coordinator, Daniel Jackson, has a bright future ahead of him in the coaching profession.” 

    Despite Jackson’s obvious coaching abilities, he would probably be the first to tell you that his current fortune is the result of having so much talent to work with. Well, Burke is overflowing at the offensive skill positions. However, someone has to take that talent and organize it, develop it, motivate it and put it in the right spots, while at the same time keeping everyone happy. And thus far,  Jackson seems to be up to the task.

    In addition to Forsythe, the following is a list of some of the most prominent offensive skill players that Jackson will have to manage this season:

Burke has a few more talented skill players (besides the players listed below) that will surely emerge as the season progresses.

Burke’s

Most Prominent Skill Players

Jack Marousek

(6-0, 190 SR)

RB, Slot Legit sub 11 100 meter (2008 Class A 200 meter bronze) had a couple great runs and catches for TDs.

Stephon Washington

(5-8, 165 JR)

RB, WR, Slot Legit sub 11 100 meter (2008 All- Class Gold 300meter hurdles) Reggie Bush type all purpose back displays great vision and burst. He dazzled on several runs busting one for an 80 yd TD.

Kelvin Johnson

(6-0 , 200 SR)

RB Legit sub 11 100 meter. A big bruising back who is gone if he hits daylight. Had several nice runs rushed for over 800 yards in ’07.

Chris Lucido

(6-0, 175 JR)

RB, WR, Slot Strong tough runner with speed and good hands. Also a very good QB, but his versatility demands his use as an all purpose back. 

Lavant Moore

(6-2, 170 JR)

WR Good speed, great hands, seems to catch the ball effortlessly. He had a couple of TD catches with one for about 70 yds. Moore is poised to have a good year.

Donte Beasley

(5-11, 185 JR)

RB, FB Though runner with good speed, and good vision-scat back type. This kid would be starter on many teams. He was a solid contributer as a sophomore last season.

Matt Bisckei

(6’2 230 SR)

TE Good hands, speed and runs nice routes. He did not play last season due to injury. But he will be a threat for the under coverage stuff.

  
    Protecting Forsythe and providing holes for the likes of Marousek,  Johnson, Washington and company is a pretty solid above average O-line that at this stage of the preseason is just a few hairs short from being classified as “good.” 

    The line will featue some pretty good size, depth and lots of experience with DeMarcus Saulsberry (6-0, 280 SR); Martel Saulsberry ( 6-0, 300lb SR); Marcus Bolte (6-0, 285 SR); Eric Cummings (6-2, 260 SR); Tremont Parker (6-0, 250 SR); Joel Dizona (5-10, 210 SR) and Karebo Adams (6-1-260 SR)

    The 2008 Burke Bulldogs will field an explosive offensive system—the Pistol— with quick strike capabilities enabling the unit to score through the air or on the ground from anywhere on the field by using a variety of different athletes.   

     Thanks to the entire Burke coaching staff for putting on a very efficient and enjoyable  Black and Gold Scrimmage.

     I must admit that after attending the two previous Black and Golds, I was unprepared to see the the level of precession and organization at this year’s scrimmage. In addition,  I was in awe of the proficiency of Burke’s offensive units. 

    The upgrade in Burke’s program is so apparent that this year’s second stringers seemed  more proficient and talented than the previous two years’ first team offenses.

     That’s good coaching. And a sign of a program making strides.

     Your continued success will only make Nebraska High School football better.

Related Links: Three Omaha Burke football players make Max Preps Preseason  Nebraska All-State Team:
Eric Cummings DL; Jack Saxton LB; Jake Marousek DB. To see All-State Team click here.

Burke Sophomore QB Jimmy Forsythe Is One to Watch in ’08

By Will Cummings
Hit News @ Hit Highlights.com

Omaha Burke Bulldogs

Omaha Burke Bulldogs

   Jimmy Forsythe is a name that Nebraska high school football fans may get used to seeing and hearing a lot of over the next three years:

    The 5-10 170 lb rugged and fleet-footed sophomore QB put on quite an awe-inspiring aerial show during Burke’s annual Black and Gold scrimmage, held Friday night at Burke Stadium.

    Forsythe’s accurate, high velocity pinpoint throws were hitting targets from all over the field. And It didn’t matter whether the youngster was throwing in a set position after a three-step-drop or if he was on a sprint-out running to his left or to his right—his passes were on the money! 

    The Burke offense looks to flourish this season running their Pistol Offense, installed under the direction of their new offensive coordinator and LB coach, Dan Jackson, a former all-state Burke LB (class of 2003), who went on to play at South Dakota State

    Successful head coaches appear to find the right assistants and place them in the best positions to improve the team. And Head Coach Paul Limongi seems to have made a wise choice by promoting Jackson to the OC position. Moreover, based on comments from players about Jackson’s dedication and commitment and supported by what he has thus far delivered via his seemingly well-oiled, productive and entertaining Pistol Offense:

“Burke’s young Offensive Coordinator, Daniel Jackson, has a bright future ahead of him in the coaching profession.” 

    Despite Jackson’s obvious coaching abilities, he would probably be the first to tell you that his current fortune is the result of having so much talent to work with. Well, Burke is overflowing at the offensive skill positions. However, someone has to take that talent and organize it, develop it, motivate it and put it in the right spots, while at the same time keeping everyone happy. And thus far,  Jackson seems to be up to the task.

    In addition to Forsythe, the following is a list of some of the most prominent offensive skill players that Jackson will have to manage this season:

Burke has a few more talented skill players (besides the players listed below) that will surely emerge as the season progresses.

Burke’s

Most Prominent Skill Players

Jack Marousek

(6-0, 190 SR)

RB, Slot Legit sub 11 100 meter (2008 Class A 200 meter bronze) had a couple great runs and catches for TDs.

Stephon Washington

(5-8, 165 JR)

RB, WR, Slot Legit sub 11 100 meter (2008 All- Class Gold 300meter hurdles) Reggie Bush type all purpose back displays great vision and burst. He dazzled on several runs busting one for an 80 yd TD.

Kelvin Johnson

(6-0 , 200 SR)

RB Legit sub 11 100 meter. A big bruising back who is gone if he hits daylight. Had several nice runs rushed for over 800 yards in ’07.

Chris Lucido

(6-0, 175 JR)

RB, WR, Slot Strong tough runner with speed and good hands. Also a very good QB, but his versatility demands his use as an all purpose back. 

Lavante Moore

(6-2, 170 JR)

WR Good speed, great hands, seems to catch the ball effortlessly. He had a couple of TD catches with one for about 70 yds. Moore is poised to have a good year.

Donte Beasely

(5-11, 185 JR)

RB, FB Though runner with good speed, and good vision-scat back type. This kid would be starter on many teams. He was a solid contributer as a sophomore last season.

Matt Bisckei

(6’2 230 SR)

TE Good hands, speed and runs nice routes. He did not play last season due to injury. But he will be a threat for the under coverage stuff.

  
    Protecting Forsythe and providing holes for the likes of Marousek,  Johnson, Washington and company is a pretty solid above average O-line that at this stage of the preseason is just a few hairs short from being classified as “good.” 

    The line will featue some pretty good size, depth and lots of experience with DeMarcus Saulsberry (6-0, 280 SR); Martel Saulsberry ( 6-0, 300lb SR); Marcus Bolte (6-0, 285 SR); Eric Cummings (6-2, 260 SR); Tremont Parker (6-0, 250 SR); Joel Dizona (5-10, 210 SR) and Karebo Adams (6-1-260 SR)

    The 2008 Burke Bulldogs will field an explosive offensive system—the Pistol— with quick strike capabilities enabling the unit to score through the air or on the ground from anywhere on the field by using a variety of different athletes.   

     Thanks to the entire Burke coaching staff for putting on a very efficient and enjoyable  Black and Gold Scrimmage.

     I must admit that after attending the two previous Black and Golds, I was unprepared to see the the level of precession and organization at this year’s scrimmage. In addition,  I was in awe of the proficiency of Burke’s offensive units. 

    The upgrade in Burke’s program is so apparent that this year’s second stringers seemed  more proficient and talented than the previous two years’ first team offenses.

     That’s good coaching. And a sign of a program making strides.

     Your continued success will only make Nebraska High School football better.

Related Links: Three Omaha Burke football players make Max Preps Preseason  Nebraska All-State Team:
Eric Cummings DL; Jack Saxton LB; Jake Marousek DB. To see All-State Team click here.

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