Christian Durland, Mountain Valley, defensive end, senior

Durland was named the Western Class B player of the year. Relentless is a good way to describe Durland. When he got knocked down, which wasn’t often, he would get back up and make the play. Durland had 13 sacks and was in on 84 tackles. He was outstanding in the state final. He also caught 15 passes for 307 yards and six touchdowns.

Jeff Amell, Bonny Eagle, defensive end, senior

Amell had a dual role as a defensive end for the Scots. Sometimes he would play up on the line like a traditional end. Other times he would play off the line and help out with pass coverage. “He did both of those so well for us,” said Coach Kevin Cooper. “He’s a very versatile and physical player.” The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder also proved a timely target at tight end.

Charlie Tapley, Stearns, defensive tackle, senior

Tapley was named the Little Ten Conference player of the year. A year ago he led the league in tackles. This season he was second. In his four seasons, Tapley was selected all-conference at four positions. He also played fullback, and the 6-1, 220-pounder was a solid blocker and short-yardage man. “He played sideline to sideline on defense,” said Coach Chris Preble.

Will Richards, Deering, defensive tackle, senior

Richards, 6-1 and 220 pounds, was the Rams’ best lineman on either side of the ball but made more of an impact on defense. “Will is a strong, physical kid who was tough to the ball,” said Coach Greg Stilphen. “We put him on everyone’s best tackle.”

Zach Dulac, Cheverus, linebacker, senior

Dulac was a two-way standout at tackle and linebacker. While outstanding in the line, Dulac’s best position was linebacker, where he was involved in 95 tackles in 12 games. He had a pivotal interception against Deering in the regional final. “Zach was an instinctive linebacker and a leader,” said Coach John Wolfgram.

Ryan Glover, Mountain Valley, linebacker, junior

The Falcons might have had the best defense in the state, and Glover was their leading tackler. “He was an absolute beast,” said Coach Jim Aylward. Glover had 106 tackles and the ability to make plays sideline to sideline. Opponents tried to run away from him, but his quickness made that difficult.

Nick Proscia, Yarmouth, linebacker, senior

Proscia was named the Western Class C player of the year. He had 25 tackles behind the line. He also played fullback. “Our success was based on his linebacker play,” said Coach Jim Hartman. As a fullback, he rushed for 800 yards.

Ben Wigant, Lewiston, linebacker, senior

Wigant was second in tackles in the Pine Tree Conference with 105. He led the league in tackles as a junior. “I would say that 60 percent of those tackles were unassisted,” said Lewiston Athletic Director Jason Fuller. Wigant’s ability to pull and clear the path for the team’s backs was essential in the Blue Devils’ wing-T offense.

Liam Hobbins, Cheverus, defensive back, senior

Hobbins was a jack-of-all trades for the state champions. “Liam was a very good player who did a little bit of everything for us. He never came off the field,” said Coach John Wolfgram. Hobbins was involved in 67 tackles, intercepted three passes and recovered three fumbles. He scored three touchdowns as a running back.

Peter Gwilym, Cheverus, defensive back, senior

Gwilym is our MVP for football. He also has been named the winner of the Dave Allen Award as the Western Class A MVP, was the state’s Gatorade award winner and is a finalist for the Fitzpatrick Trophy. As a quarterback-safety, Gwilym was the leading player for the Class A state champions. On defense he had 81 unassisted tackles, five interceptions and three forced fumbles. He returned an interception 106 yards against Deering for a touchdown in the regional final.

Joe Seccareccia, Bangor, defensive back, senior

Seccareccia is a repeat All-State selection at defensive back. He was known for coming up and delivering big hits. A shoulder injury held him back, but he was still outstanding at defensive back and quarterback. Seccareccia ran for 324 yards and seven touchdowns and passed for 1,096 yards and 13 touchdowns. He had two interceptions and led the Rams in tackles.

Cam Kaubris, Mountain Valley, defensive back, senior

The leader of the Class B state champions as a quarterback-defensive back, Kaubris was the team’s chief cover guy and did it very well with 10 interceptions, two returned for touchdowns. He also knocked down nine passes and had 35 tackles. As a QB, Kaubris passed for 847 yards and 11 touchdowns and scored eight touchdowns. He is a finalist for the Fitzpatrick Trophy.

Cody Laberge, Windham, defensive back, senior

A three-year starter in the secondary for the Eagles, Laberge led a young team. He was a hard hitter with a knack for being where the ball was. Laberge had four interceptions and was second on the team in tackles. As a quarterback, Laberge had 1,981 yards of total offense. “Cody carried us because we were so young as a team,” said Coach Matt Perkins.

Dimitri Skinsacos, Thornton Academy, senior, utility

Skinsacos was a versatile, physical presence for the Trojans. The 6-4, 230-pounder carried the ball 37 times for 190 yards and six touchdowns, caught 17 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns, and as an inside linebacker had 79 tackles, two sacks, one caused fumble and an interception. “We built our defense around him. On offense we tried to get the ball in Dimitri’s hands in as many ways as we could,” said Coach Kevin Kezal.