Thornton Academy senior Anthony Bracamonte was named the 2018 Gatorade Maine Football Player of the Year.

Bracamonte, a 5-foot-7, 150-pound receiver/running back starred for the 11-0 Class A champions. Using quickness, acceleration and an uncanny ability to make tacklers miss, he piled up 2,137 all-purpose yards, averaged 15.6 yards per touch and scored 27 touchdowns, including seven on special teams (five punt returns, two kick returns). He rushed for 1,013 yards.

The Gatorade award comes a day after Bracamonte was named a semifinalist for the Fitzpatrick Trophy, which honors the top senior football player in Maine. He had previously been named the SMAA’s Player of the Year.

GIRLS’ HOCKEY: Emily Demers scored a hat trick and Lucy Howe had two goals and an assist as Portland/Deering downed Gorham/Bonny Eagle/Massabesic 8-2 at Troubh Ice Arena in Portland.
Maddy Danse, Caroline Lerch and Inez Braceras also scored for Portland (1-2).

Anna Rathburn scored both goals for Gorham (2-2-1) and Izzi Wareham finished with 28 saves.

Anna Gannon had 21 saves for Portland.

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