Gaziano Award Lineman Nominees
11 offensive linemen and 10 defensive lineman are up for the Frank Gaziano Award for Maine's best high school linemen.
Gaziano Award officials say the number of nominations is up over past years. A total of $14,000 in scholarships is awarded and that makes it the largest of its kind in the country.
Frank Gaziano was an All-American football player and pro player who founded National Distributors Company in South Portland. Frank had a life-long passion for football.
Check out the list of nominees below. The selection committee is working on the list of finalists and the winners will be announced January 26th, 2019. The committee considers leadership of players on the field, in the classroom and in the community.
GAZIANO LINEMAN AWARD NOMINEES:
Elijah Bickford, Foxcroft Academy
Braxton Cassidy, Windham High School
Koa Farnsworth, Portland High School
Gilbert Isaacs, Mount Desert Island High School
Chase Lamontagne, Kennebunk High School
Aidan McGlone, Bonny Eagle High School
Connor Patten, Hermon High School
Zachary Reed, Scarborough High School
Noah Scanlon, John Bapst Memorial High School
Jarred Spencer, Old Town High School
Zachary Steiger, Brewer High School
James Boyd, Nokomis Regional High School
Seth Bussell, Maine Central Institute
Colin Hutchins, Mt. Blue High School
Nathan Kapongo, Portland High School
Caleb Ladd, Foxcroft Academy
Jacob McCluskey, Brewer High School
Cole Melanson, Leavitt Area High School
Nicholas Mills, Cony High School
Thomas Palmer, Thornton Academy
Morgan Welch-Thompson, Wells High School