Ben Lucas, Cony, quarterback, senior: Lucas is our Player of the Year. He led Cony to the Class B state title and became the state’s all-time passing leader. He passed for 3,482 yards and 41 touchdowns this season. In three seasons, Lucas threw 89 touchdown passes and for 7,700 yards, both state records.
Justin Zukowski, Portland, running back, senior: Zukowski led Eastern Maine Class A in rushing with 1,624 yards and scored 27 touchdowns for the season. Zukowski, who also stood out at linebacker, was his conference’s Player of the Year.
Joe Fitzpatrick, Cheverus, running back, junior: Fitzpatrick was the second- leading rusher in Eastern Maine Class A. Counting the playoffs in which he sparked the Stags to a berth in the state final, Fitzpatrick finished with 1,937 yards and 32 touchdowns.
Jon Woods, Bonny Eagle, running back, senior: In his only season with the Scots after transferring from Gorham, Woods gained 1,124 yards and scored 16 touchdowns. He caught 10 passes, two for touchdowns, for 142 yards. He also played in the secondary, and returned punts and kicks.
Nate Coombs, Leavitt, running back, senior: Coombs was a jack of all trades for the Class C state champion. He returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown in the state final. He rushed for 835 yards, had 510 yards receiving, 600 yards on punt returns and 225 yards on kickoffs.
Jonathan Sabin, Cony, wide receiver, senior: Sabin was a big-play receiver for Cony and one of his quarterback’s two favorite receivers. Sabin caught 70 passes for 1,144 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was selected to the all-Eastern Maine Class B first team.
Chris Cyr, Scarborough, tight end, senior: Cyr was a chief offensive threat with his receiving and running ability. He caught 21 passes for 321 yards and six touchdowns. He had the ability to make a big gain out of a short pass. He also played a strong DE.
Levi Morin, Leavitt, center, senior: Morin was an outstanding blocker and snapper in the team’s spread formation. He played a big role in the team’s success running the ball. Morin was also outstanding at linebacker.
Greg Grinnell, Cheverus, tackle, senior: Grinnell was named Eastern Maine Class A lineman of the year. A two-year starter for the Stags, Grinnell was adapt at zone blocking and pass protection. He opened many a hole the last two seasons for the team’s backs.
Matt Powell, Leavitt, tackle, senior: Powell was a 6-foot-8, 290-pound force on both sides of the ball this season. He was skilled at zone blocking, used a lot by the Hornets this season. He was also strong at pass blocking and dominating on defense.
Ben Bath, Kennebunk, guard, senior: The Rams knew their backs would have holes to run through because of Bath’s effectiveness as a blocker. He combined excellent technique on a variety of blocks. Bath was also outstanding at linebacker.
Jacob Duffy, Brunswick, guard, senior: Duffy has been a three-year standout for the Dragons. He was a key component in the team’s ground sucess with his ability to execute different blocks. He was also a key at linebacker.
Duncan Preston, South Portland, utility, senior: As a quarterback, Preston passed for 1,969 yards and 27 touchdowns. He ran for 825 yards and five touchdowns. He handled kickoffs for the Red Riots and had 14 touchbacks. He won the the Dave Allen Award as the Western Maine Class A Player of the Year.
Zordan Holman, Cheverus, end, junior: At 6-foot-6, Holman proved a disruptive force rushing the passer or stopping the run. He finished the year with nine sacks. He caught a 35-yard pass in the state final against Bonny Eagle.
Luke Washburn, Oak Hill, end, senior: Washburn led the Raiders to the Class D state title with dominating play on both sides of the ball. He finished with 78 tackles, 15 sacks and four fumble recoveries. He had 20 tackles for losses on running plays.
Caelan Houle, Cape Elizabeth, tackle, senior: Houle used his size and speed to stuff many a run. The Capers moved him around at defensive tackle and end to best suit their needs. He continues a recent run of talented Cape defensive linemen. Had 32 tackles and six sacks.
Isaiah Reynolds, Bonny Eagle, tackle, senior: A strong physical player with excellent agility, Reynolds was close to unblockable. When the Scots saw where the other team was going to run, they would position Reynolds to stop it. He had an interception and return in the regional final against Thornton Academy.
Colin Richards, Mt. Blue, tackle, senior: One of the two juniors to make last year’s All-State team. He used excellent quickness to record 94 tackles, which ranked second on the Cougars. Richards played on a state championship team his junior year.
Reid Shostak, Cony, linebacker, sophomore: Shostak led the Cony defense and finished with 123 tackles, four interceptions and three fumble recoveries. He was second in Eastern Maine Class B in tackles. Shostak had the game-clinching interception in the state final.
Nicco DeLorenzo. Kennebunk, linebacker, senior: DeLorenzo was one of the anchors on defense for the Rams as teams had a tough time blocking him. As a runner, he ran for 1,400 yards and 21 touchdowns for the Western Maine Class B champions.
Colby Perigo, Sanford, linebacker, senior: An all-Western Maine Class A selection, Perigo was a run stopper in the middle and on the outside despite playing more than half the season with two broken hands. He helped spark the Spartans to a late- season surge that carried them to the regional semifinals. He had 84 tackles and three sacks.
Zach Dubiel, Bonny Eagle, defensive back, junior: Known as the quarterback who led the Scots to the Class A state title, Dubiel was also outstanding in the secondary; his seven tackles for losses tied for the team high. He had one interception and a fumble recovery he returned 71 yards for a touchdown.
Jake Moody, Wells, defensive back, senior: Moody was named Player of the Year in Class C of the Campbell Conference. He was a standout as a DB and as a wide receiver. He returned kicks. Moody led his team in interceptions and was second in tackles.
Cody Lynn, Thornton Academy, defensive back, senior: Lynn made 76 tackles, and had four interceptions and two fumble recoveries. He was a physical presence in the secondary for the Golden Trojans. Offensively, he was one of the team’s keys at wide receiver, catching 39 passes for 607 yards and seven TDs.
Jake Dexter, Messalonskee, defensive back, junior: Dexter had the uncanny ability to get to the ball, which he did often to break up plays at free safety. He had over 50 tackles and made six interceptions. He also played quarterback.
Dylan Hapworth, Winslow, utility, junior: A running back who rushed for 1,300 yards, Hapworth also kicked off for the Black Raiders and did the punting until a toe injury stopped him. He was 45 of 48 in PATs and finished as the leading scorer in Eastern Maine Class C with 189 points.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Kevin Cooper, Bonny Eagle: Cooper won his fifth Class A state title as the Scots peaked at the right time. They avenged a regular-season loss to Thornton Academy to beat the Golden Trojans in the regional final and then beat Cheverus 31-28 for the state title. Cooper also won state titles in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008.