Jamie Ross, Deering, quarterback, senior

Ross was the heart and soul of Deering’s offense, as he passed for 20 touchdowns and ran for 21 more. Ross also punted and kicked for the Rams, who finished with an 8-3 record. He was a three-year starter and is a finalist for the Fitzpatrick Trophy. The 6-foot-3 Ross threw for 1,874 yards and rushed for 988. He completed 116 of 207 passes and made 39 of 42 PATs. For his career, he passed for 3,695 yards and 45 touchdowns and rushed for 2,136 yards and 34 touchdowns.

Evan Jendrasko, Cheverus, running back, senior

Jendrasko, 5-8 and 175 pounds, was an outstanding two-way player for the Stags at running back and nose tackle. He could have made this team at either position, but was selected at running back for his ability to get yardage when none seemed there. Against Deering in the regular season, the Stags were pinned inside the 5 before they gave the ball to Jendrasko, who carried it to midfield. He finished the season with 1,356 yards and 13 touchdowns and averaged 6.5 yards per carry.

Josiah Hartley, Bangor, running back, senior

Hartley was Bangor’s workhorse at tailback, carrying the ball 226 times. The 6-4, 220-pounder missed three games with a concussion but came back stronger than ever. He gained 1,274 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. A converted wide receiver, he caught 16 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns. Hartley finished with 1,596 all-purpose yards for an average of 177.2 yards per game.

Keenan Knox, Messalonskee, running back, senior

Knox led the Pine Tree Conference in rushing with 1,658 yards. He averaged 8.6 yards per carry and scored 12 touchdowns. He combined power with breakaway speed and had several runs over 60 yards. He topped 300 yards in a 45-21 win over Cony. Through determination, Knox overcame a concussion last year that threatened to end his football career. He was named the Waterville Morning Sentinel player of the year.

Teven Colon, Edward Little, running back, senior

Colon was the second-leading rusher in the Pine Tree Conference with 1,157 yards. He scored 14 touchdowns. Colon had the power to run through the tackle slot and make a strong, vertical cut to break away. He moved to tailback this season after playing quarterback last year. In a win over Lewiston, Colon rushed for 194 yards.

John Hardy, Deering, wide receiver, senior

Hardy proved a big-play receiver for the Rams along with Renaldo Lowry. A tall receiver at 6-1 with good speed, Hardy had 51 receptions for 924 yards and nine touchdowns. He averaged 15 yards per catch. Hardy ran great routes and was Deering’s go-to player at the end of the year. “He’s the best receiver I’ve seen in a long time,” said Thornton Academy Coach Kevin Kezal.

Jack Cooleen, Falmouth, wide receiver, junior

A big, rangy receiver at 6-5, Cooleen was a tough man to cover because of his size and speed. He gave the Yachtsmen an outside threat and helped open up their running game. Cooleen caught 14 touchdowns and had 655 yards in receiving. He averaged 18 yards per catch.

Mike Cyr, Scarborough, tight end, senior

Cyr, at 6-4, 210 pounds, stood out at tight end and defensive end. As a blocker, he enabled the Red Storm runners to get outside. He was also valuable as a receiver and caught 17 passes for 336 yards and eight touchdowns. “There aren’t a lot of tight ends who can run and catch like Mike can,” said Coach Lance Johnson.

Carter Dorsett, Yarmouth, tackle, junior

The Yachtsmen amassed 3,700 yards in rushing, and a lot of that came running behind Dorsett, a rangy 6-2. He used strong technique and athleticism to be the team’s most dependable blocker on traps, sweeps and reach blocks. Dorsett battled through a broken fibula to have an outstanding game against Stearns in the Class C final.

Nick Ramsdell, Windham, tackle, senior

Using strong technique and determination to succeed, Ramsdell made the All-State team at tackle for the second straight year. “He never stopped his feet from moving, which enabled him to dominate bigger kids,” said Coach Matt Perkins. Windham liked to pull Ramsdell and run behind him. He also stood out on defense.

Tyler Shanklin, Bangor, guard, senior

Shanklin was Bangor’s best and most durable lineman. He also played defensive tackle. Shanklin was on the field all the time and, according to Coach Mark Hackett, played more positions than any player he has coached. “We played him wherever we needed him. At every position, he was our best player,” said Hackett.

Andrew Lavallee, Cape Elizabeth, guard, junior

Lavallee is 6-2, 300 pounds but moves like a cat, says his coach, Aaron Filieo. “Andrew has great footwork,” said Filieo. “He can drive block, pull, and block in space. He could block two guys at once.” On defense, Lavallee was equally outstanding, with 10 solo tackles against Wells. Filieo is thinking of playing him at linebacker next season.

Nick Cawood, Bonny Eagle, center, senior

The 5-11, 230-pound Cawood also played defensive tackle. He had the size to block bigger linemen but also the speed to handle smaller, quick linemen. “Nick could make the shotgun snap and still make the block,” said Coach Kevin Cooper.

Luke Duncklee, Cony, utility, senior

Duncklee was sensational at quarterback, especially as a runner. He was named player of the year in Eastern Class A, winning the Ray Caldwell Award. The quarterback-safety accounted for 2,400 total yards, with 1,300 coming in the air. He ran for 16 touchdowns and passed for eight more, and finished with 1,100 yards rushing. Duncklee also played on all special teams.