Burton was a standout defensive lineman who was recently named to the CIF All-San Diego first team defense. He also led all Eagles receivers and tight ends with 28 catches for 287 yards and four touchdowns.
One of his best performances came during a game against Steele Canyon in September, when he caught two touchdowns, including the game-winner with 2.9 seconds left in the contest.
The Granite Hills senior, who also played baseball at the El Cajon campus, is survived by his parents, Bradford and Donna, and brothers, Jake and Zachary.
On Saturday, Steele Canyon players plan to honor Burton at their state Division 3-A championship football game against Half Moon Bay starting at 6 p.m. at Southwestern College in Chula Vista.
10News learned a Catholic funeral mass for Burton will be held December 20 at 11 a.m. at the Queen of Angels Church in Alpine. Organizers say an internment and reception will follow.
On December 21, a "Celebration of Life" for Burton will be held at Shadow Mountain Church in El Cajon at 1:30 p.m.