Thursday, April 24, 2014
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.
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