Football Diary with Trey Burton - 9/16/09

Last season FightinGators.com was fortunate enough to bring you an inside look into the life on and off the field of quarterback Trey Burton. Thanks to Trey and his mother, Cindy Burton-MacFarlane they will once again give us all a look at what it's like to walk in their shoes.

This week's topics include:

Burton to Burton for the touchdown

Trey with a 95-yard TD run vs. Braden River

Thoughts on Coach Urban Meyer:

Did the OL get Rice Krispie treats this week?

FightinGators.com hopes you enjoy this week's football diary with Trey and Cindy Burton-MacFarlane.

Winning is very very good. We beat Braden River 28-20 on Friday night. Our first touchdown was a pass from Trey to Clay, 1st ever Burton to Burton touchdown. It surprised me as Clay usually goes in just to block at tight end. We all think Clay will be a tight end in college so I hope he gets to play on offense more and more as the season progresses. Of course it's really hard to play both ways in this heat and against our difficult schedule, but Clay is in really good shape and we really need him at defensive end. Braden River never gave up and for that we give them credit. I enjoyed hearing what their head coach said about Trey "He's a match-up nightmare" (Bradenton Herald). Trey threw the ball a lot so we are all very pleased at the work he continues to put into his passing game. He really didn't carry it very much himself until the 3rd quarter, when a penalty put us at our own 5 yard line. Trey rolled into the end-zone looking to throw it, and ends up burning past every defender for a 95 yard touchdown (www.heraldtribune.com may have the replay plus all the stats). I remember Coach Meyer saying "speed kills" last year during the season and Trey believes that running track against the fastest guys in the state has given him an edge. He ended up with 163 yards passing with 1 touchdown and 188 yards rushing with 3 touchdowns. We all have confidence that our receivers will get in a rhythm with Trey and start catching the ball and then running for yards after the catch. I know Trey understands the importance of completion percentages, but this is Venice football and we are known for smash-mouth running games. Coach Cooley has already tripled the amount of passing attempts since last year so it is just a matter of time now. These guys really haven't started clicking yet as a team, but once we do it's going to be pretty fantastic. Clayton had a team high 7 unassisted tackles, 5 assisted tackles, 1 sack and 1 caused fumble (plus the first td of the game). Trey took his o-line and Clay to The Swamp to watch the Troy game and they all came back amazed and in awe of the Gators.

Venice has a tough match up this Friday night against a very athletic Booker team.

This week is very exciting as we take on Booker this Friday. They are always athletic and tough. I hope Trey can continue to pass and wait on his teammates to step up and encourage them to make a play. Trey, Clay and I look forward to returning to The Swamp to watch the Gators stomp the Vols on Saturday. I do not understand the nasty things that people say about Coach Meyer. He is very serious and very passionate about the Gators. I am beyond grateful that my son will play for him. There is absolutely no one else I would want him to learn from. The Pat Summerall Sports Stars of Tomorrow TV crew ran a special this past weekend and in it Trey talks about his future with the Florida Gators.

This morning at Moms in Touch we prayed Hebrews 4:16 over the boys "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." I'm so glad I get to make Rice Krispie treats for our offensive line at our team dinner Thursday night."

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