Burkett Leads Visiting Team to Back-to-Back “Coaches vs. Coaches” Victories

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Hoover’s Charles Burkett scored 15 second-half points to lead his team to victory in the 2nd annual “Coaches vs. Coaches” basketball game.

Hoover’s Charles Burkett picked up where he left off from last year’s “Coaches vs. Coaches” basketball game leading his visiting team to a 70-66 victory.

In the first ever “Coaches Got Game Too” matchup in 2015, Burkett finished with 17 points and the only dunk of the game that was the cherry on top of a sweet, comeback victory for his ball club.

Click link to see highlights of 2015 game.

https://byoungncompany.com/2015/10/14/coaches-got-game-too-highlights/

This time around, Burkett and company led the entire first half, entering the break with a 36-31 advantage. However, similar to the previous year, the home squad didn’t go down without a fight. Led by Restoration Academy Demetrius Coates’ eight second-half points, the home team would go on a 17-to-9 run to take a 48-45 edge entering the fourth quarter.

Leading with just under five minutes left to play, home-team captain and event host Darrell Barber of Midfield said his team needed to continue to take care of the ball, play together and limit Burkett. Continue reading “Burkett Leads Visiting Team to Back-to-Back “Coaches vs. Coaches” Victories”

“Coaches Got Game Too” Recap

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Photo credits: Midfield Patriots Basketball

Some of the finest Birmingham Metro Area high school basketball coaches showed up and showed out for the first ever “Coaches Got Game Too” basketball game.

The main goal was to raise funds for Midfield High School’s basketball programs. Pulling in a nice crowd, the event did just that and Midfield boys head coach and sponsor Darrell Barber says he plans to make the game an annual event.¬†http://wp.me/p4cFCW-hR

Ironically, the game was held on the same day as the first ever Triumph Awards that aired on TV One. During the show, rapper T.I. performed a spoken word piece that concluded with the words, “united we stand.” The Triumph Awards’ sole purpose was to honor those who have positively impacted their communities and industries. In the same way, one of the intentions of the basketball game was to unite high school coaches in the BMA and show that they could come together for a great cause, because just as the Swahili proverb says, “unity is strength and and division is weakness.” Continue reading ““Coaches Got Game Too” Recap”