Gaziano Award Down to 6 Finalists
The finalists have been named for the Frank Gaziano which is presented each year to Maine high school offensive and defensive lineman who epitomize the character, leadership, and perseverance of Frank J. Gaziano. The offensive finalists include Jack Lucy-Orono, Bobby Begin-Thornton Academy and Andy Martel of Bonny Eagle. The defensive finalists are Greg Duff-Bangor, Kurt Massey-John Bapst and Zach Kendall of Mt. Blue.
The winners will be announced at a banquet on January 27th. The winning offensive and defensive lineman each recieve a $5,000 scholarship. the two runners-up on both offense and defense each recieve a $1,000 scholarship.
This is the third year of the Gaziano award. Frank J. Gaziano is the founder of National Distributors and a former college All American and professional football player with a life-long passion for local sports. The awards selection committee is guided by the highest standards of athleticism, scholarship, and community service – values Mr. Gaziano promoted throughout his lifetime.