In leading his team to a 15-0 season and a victory in the State Small School Bowl title game, Burse passed for 1,771 yards and was the district’s top rusher with 1,826 yards. He had a hand in 57 touchdowns — and he also made 90 tackles, had seven sacks, intercepted five passes and had a 35-yard average on punts. He saved his best for last, though, tearing up the competition in the playoffs. He ran for 917 yards and 12 touchdowns, averaging 10 yards per carry, and passed for 681 yards and 10 scores in five postseason games.
— Richard T. Estrada