Our thoughts and prayers go out to Brandon Burkes from Dudley High School

Posted by Andy Durham on August 12, 2010 at 11:15 am under High School | 24 Comments to Read

Brandon Burkes, an outstanding football and baseball player from Dudley High School, suffered a serious injury in football practice earlier this week……

We need to keep this young man in our thoughts and prayers and he is due to have surgery this afternoon…..

Brandon is rare athlete, his skills are unreal…. Hard-nosed linebacker/fullback for Dudley, the Panthers’ kicker and the best kicker that we have ever seen at Duldey and on the baseball team at shortstop and as a pitcher, he plays lights-out baseball and can hit the ball as far and as long, as you will ever see…I saw him hit two home runs, in the same game against Southeast Guilford this year and he hit one out of NewBridge Bank Park, back in the spring when the Panthers played Smith…..

I have talked to his dad many times over the past couple of years and have met and followed his brother Ronnie and watched his baseball career and the Burkes are a fine family….

Do us a favor and keep Brandon Burkes and his family in your thoughts and prayers, as Brandon goes to surgery this afternoon and thank-you in advance and I’m sure the Burkes family will thank you later too….

The Brandon Burkes story it was sent to me last night:

Brandon Burkes suffered an injury during Football practice on Monday. He broke his neck in two places and is having surgery tomorrow (Thursday) at 2pm. One of his coaches spent some time with Brandon Wednesday at the hospital, he’s in great spirits.

We will do our best to keep you updated on his condition……


  • Chris said,

    Our thought and prayers go out to Brandon and his family. We hope you have a speedy recovery.

  • David Reader Sr said,

    The Reader family is praying for Brandon and his family.

  • devonta said,

    hope everything goes well i go to page high school and the running back there best wishes to him and his family

  • Jaylin Davis and Family said,

    Our family will keep Brandon and his family in our prayers.

  • Northwest Guilford Vikings said,

    Our Prayers are with your son and family

  • clarence bigelow said,

    brandon is a fine athlete and a fine young man. super star all day long good luck on the surgery and we will keep you in our prayers. mom and dad you hang in there.

    Jaylin, Hortense,Big

  • Damon Coiro said,

    The Grimsley High School Family sends its wishes for a fast recovery.

    We will come together to recognize Brandon today at practice.

    Our best to Brandon, His Family, and the Dudley Panthers…

    Respectfully,

    Damon Coiro
    Head Football Coach
    Grimsley High School

  • Let's Pray said,

    Lord you are the master and with you all things are possible. Lord we speak life, healing, and a speedy recovery. Comfort his family and friends in this time of need.

    In your name Jesus we pray!!!

  • Page Fan said,

    We will keep this young man and his family in our prayers!

  • Lewis Walker said,

    The Ragsdale High School Family sends it wishes and prayers out for a speedy recovery.

    Brandon is a great kid and his love for sports are second to none.

    Lewis Walker, Brandon Walker, Dre, Bryce Walker

  • COACH PHILLIPS said,

    TO THE BURKES FAMILY.

    MY FAMILY AND I WILL KEEP U IN OUR PRAYS TONIGHT AND I WISH U A SPEEDY RECOVERY. TO THE FAMILY KEEP YOUR SPIRITS HIGH AND IT WILL FLOW OVER TO BRANDON.

  • Ron Davidson said,

    The Western Guilford Football and Baseball Teams wish Brandon a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with The Burkes family , The Dudley Panthers and The Colt Baseball Teams affiliated with.

    “All Things Are Possible If You Believe”

    Ron Davidson

  • Todd said,

    Best wishes for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery from SE Guilford.

  • McCann Family said,

    Dear Burkes Family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Brandon’s injury. Please know that we are praying for him and your entire family. We pray the surgery goes well and Brandon will have a speedy recovery.
    He is a great kid and super athlete. These will help him get through this. Stay strong. We will keep praying.
    Love,
    David, Tammy,Matt, Jacob and Caleb

  • Andy said,

    There has been a great show of support for Brandon and his family and we ask that you keep on lifting him up….

    I did not mention the details above, but it will be a five-hour surgery and we need to keep Brandon at the top of the list today…..

    He’s a super kid and I know he appreciates the thoughts and concerns, and his family is right there with Brandon on the mend, so keep them all on the list…..

    On behalf of the Dudley Panthers and all their sports teams and programs, they say Thank-you….

  • Andy said,

    Update on Brandon from http://www.news-record.com:

    “By the grace of God he’s not paralyzed, and I’m just so blessed and thankful for that,” Dudley football coach Steve Davis said.

  • Rodney Brewington said,

    On Behalf of the Ben L. Smith Golden Eagles Football Family and Staff we pray you a speedy recovery.

    Sincerely
    Rodney W. Brewington
    Head Football Coach
    Ben L. Smith High School

  • The Williams family said,

    Our prayers will be with you and your family during this time.

    Trina, Ivorie and Trevonte Williams

  • Carolina Acceleration said,

    Carolina Acceleration and the Greensboro Batting Center wish Brandon a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with The Burkes family.

  • Westbury Coaching Staff said,

    Brandon,

    Our prayers are with you and your family. We truly wish you a speedy recovery!

  • nat norris head baseball coach high point andrews said,

    I wish brandon a speedy recovery. This young man is very smart, talented and a joy to watch him play baseball as well as football i pray that this young man makes a full recovery. I am praying for you and your family . Coach Norris

  • HITMAN25 said,

    This type of thing really put things in perspective on how quickly your life can change forever. I realize even more how much i’m blessed to have gotten up and walked away from so many tackles. Brandon Burke young man keep your head up! I can’t wait to see you walking around on the Dudley side lines this year cheering your team on!

    Dudley High c/o 95

  • Andrew said,

    We just received the news about Brandon Burkes. We pray for a miraculous recovery for Brandon, and God’s comfort for the family. May God bless, strengthen, and guide you during this time. We will put you on our prayer list and commit to praying for you. God Bless!!! The Tobias Family

  • Panther Football said,

    To God be all the glory for the things He has done and continue to do. The Panther family is praying for a successful surgery and a complete recovery. We thank God in advance for answering our prayers.