Burns High School Signings
February 13, 2020
Burns Quarterback/Defensive Back Kaden Lakin has signed to play football with Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska. Kaden was a 3rd Team Super 25 Honoree as a senior, and a two-time All-State Football player for the Broncs. Kaden scored 47 Touchdowns and snagged 9 interceptions for the Broncs over his Junior and Senior season. Kaden helped lead the Broncs to 11 wins over the last two years (and Burn's first playoff victory since 2008) compared to just 3 wins his freshman and sophomore year.
Coach Brad Morrison had this to say about the now-Chadron State Eagle - "Kaden embodies what we want our program to be. He's a tough, smart kid that plays hard all the time and loves football. He's done everything I've asked him to do and more, he's lead by example and been a role model for the younger kids in our community. I couldn't be more proud of Kaden, and I know he will do great things at Chadron."
Burns/Pine Bluffs cross country standout, Piper Perez, fulfills her dreams of running at the next Level. The Broncs runner signed a letter of intent with Dickinson State University. Dickinson State University is a public university in Dickinson, North Dakota. "I hope Piper can come in and fill a spot on the team and be completive right away," Head Coach of the Blue Hawks Shayne Wittkopp said. Shayne Wittkopp was named the head Cross Country Coach in July of 2017 and the head track and field coach for Dickinson State in July of 2018. In his first season as a head cross-country coach, he helped lead the men's and women's teams to back-to-back NSAA Conference Championships. "I'm very excited for Piper," Burns/Pine Bluffs Coach Manlove said. "Piper was our top runner on the 2017 state cross country championship, placing second overall. She also earned All-Conference in 2018 and 2019. Piper embodies everything we want our runners to be. She runs with Grit and Passion, and I'm confident Piper will carry all the success she's earned here at Burns on to the next level" Manlove stated.