Burt's breakout game (seen on the right) came in a week four contest against Olathe Northwest when he rushed for 245 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries.
If Adam Lowe is known for his quickness, Burt is certainly noted for his shiftiness as a runner. Using his smaller frame to his advantage, Burt was one of the more elusive running backs in the Sunflower League in 2010.
Burt didn't have a major impact for SM West until midway through last season, and even after that he still split carries with fellow running back Will Livingston. Despite this, Burt rushed for 782 yards and seven touchdowns, which was good enough for Second Team All-Sunflower League honors.
SM West operates a run-heavy offense which means two things. One, Burt will get as big of a workload as he can handle, and two, Burt's production line will be positively correlated to how well the Vikings do. Last year Burt and Livingston combined to rush for 1,570 yards and 14 touchdowns, but neither back suited up for the Vikings in their Regional playoff game against SM Northwest, and the team lost.
Like always, alot will be riding on the focal running back in SM West's offense, and it remains to be seen how well Burt will hold up throughout an entire season as the primary ballcarrier. What we do know is that he's one of the top returning backs in the league, and he has the potential to do big things for SM West in 2011.