Brewer High School lineman Austin Lufkin was announced as a Frank J. Gaziano finalist for the defensive side of the ball for his work on and off the football field.

Lufkin, who was announced as a semi-finalist last month, will be joined by David Redmond of Westbrook High School and Raffaele Salamone of Deering High School as defensive line finalists in the state of Maine

The senior was named a first-team all-conference selection on both sides of the ball in 2016 and also was named an All-Academic selection.  Lufkin has a grade point average of 90.8 at Brewer High School and has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America.

Lufkin has also made news over the past weekend by setting a shot put record at an indoor track meet at UMaine.

Lufkin (61) tries to make a defensive play for Brewer // Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket

Nicholas Bartholomew of Thornton Academy, Parker Gammon of Bonny Eagle, and Dylan Wike of Portland High School were named as finalist on the offensive side of the ball.

The two winners will be awarded with a $5,000 scholarship each and a trophy, while the other four runner's up will earn $1,000.  The winners will be announced at a luncheon at the Augusta Civic Center on January 28th at 12 p.m.