Myles Burkett of Franklin Named State’s Top Senior Quarterback

Myles Burkett of Franklin has been announced as the 2021 recipient of the Dave Krieg Award as the most outstanding senior quarterback in Wisconsin, part of the WSN Senior Football Awards.

In his career the Badger recruit and returning WFCA All-State selection has 6,207 passing yards with 68 touchdowns and a passer rating of 129.9. He’s added 14 rushing scores as well.

Finalists for the award were Burkett, Luke Haertle of Lake Country Lutheran, Quentin Keene of Waunakee, Robby Michael of Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/Christian, and Ben Wesolowski of Wittenberg-Birnamwood.

Past winners of the award include Oshkosh West’s Trey Demler (2009), Franklin’s Lance Baretz (2010), West De Pere’s Jay Tollefson (2011), Watertown’s Tarek Yaeggi (2012), Xavier’s Matt Ferris (2013), Brown Deer’s Zack Baun (2014), Amherst’s Garrett Groshek (2015), Kimberly’s Danny Vanden Boom (2016), Franklin’s Max Alba (2017), Kimberly’s Cody Staerkel (2018), La Crosse Central’s Johnny Davis (2019), and Lake Mills’ Adam Moen (2020).

The award is named after Dave Krieg, a graduate of D.C. Everest High School who went on to star at Milton College and later in the National Football League. Krieg ranks in the Top 12 in NFL history in career pass attempts, completions, passing yards, and passing touchdowns. He was selected to the Pro Bowl three times in his 12-year career.

The voting panel for the WSN Senior Football Awards consisted of:  Travis Wilson, WSN General Manager and Head Football Writer;  Norbert Durst, WSN Content Manager; Dennis Semrau, ESPN Madison; B.J. DeGroot, WSCO The Score 95.3 in Appleton; Curt Hogg, NOW Newspapers; Dan Barwick, WSN Contributor; Colton Wilson, WSN Content Producer; Fan Vote

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]