The semi-finalists for the Gaziano award for top offensive and defensive lineman in high school football have been announced.The award which is said to be the largest high school scholarship of its kind in the country has selected 7 offensive and 7 defensive semi-finalists that will be paired down to three each by the end of the week. Below are this years semi-finalists.


Zach Davis – Windham

Dominic DiMillo – Portland

Jacob Doyon – Messalonskee

Anthony Franchetti – Mt. Blue

Grant Smith – Falmouth

Darren Ward – Lisbon

Benjamin Zuke – Thornton Acad.


Hunter Bowen – Windham

Zordan Holman – Cheverus

Jeremiah Israel-Copeland – Portland

Matthew Krusiec – Deering

Seamus McKaig – Orono

Shane Normandeau – Kennebunk

William Parkin - Leavitt

One offensive and one defensive winner will receive $5,000 scholarships, and four runner-ups will each get $1,000 dollar scholarships. Those presentations will be made on Saturday January 24 at the Augusta Civic Center.