810 Varsity has named its 810 Varsity 2018 Elite 81 award winners, revealed throughout the holiday break.
Kardell racked up over 900 yards and 16 scores for Lee's Summit West. (Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity)
Trevor Kardell, Lee's Summit West
Kardell flourished in the Titans offense, amidst splitting targets with fellow 675+ yard receivers Sammy Cooper and Cade Clemons. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound junior paced the Titans with 55 receptions, 934 yards and 16 touchdowns, and earned second-team Missouri Class 6 honors.
Gilbert led area Missouri receivers with 1,171 receiving yards, while added 15 TDs. (Photo: Ross Martin, Platte County Citizen)
Dylan Gilbert, Platte County
Gilbert helped lead the potent Pirates offense with 71 receptions and 1,171 receiving yards in just 12 games, scoring 15 touchdowns. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior was named to the Missouri Class 5 all-state first team.
Burt set a Kansas state single-season record with 1,838 receiving yards in 2018. (Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity)
Cameron Burt, Blue Valley North
Who would be Graham Mertz's go-to receiver? The answer was clear quickly - and in a way no one else in Kansas had before. Burt set a Kansas state record with 1,838 receiving yards, and was close to another with 21 receiving scores. Burt was an obvious no-brainer Kansas state first-team selection.
Bentley averaged nearly 130 yards and over a TD in Miege's final four playoff games. (Photo: Susana Goodwyn)
Hudson Bentley, Bishop Miege
When Daniel Jackson went down with a season-ending injury, who would step up in his place? Bentley and fellow teammate Phillipe Wesley (987 yards, 11 TDs) did just that, with Bentley hauling in 66 receptions for 1,029 yards and 9 TDs). The senior emerged big during the playoffs with 129.25 yards and 5 TDs in the last four games of Miege's run to its fifth straight state title.