The Gaziano award committee announced Monday afternoon their list of 15 players that have been named semi-finalists for this years award.The award goes to the top senior offensive and defensive lineman in the state and is the largest high school scholarship of its kind in the country.

Seven lineman are up for the offensive award and eight are on the list for defense. The next step in the process is for the semi-finalists to have face-to-face interviews with the committee which will help determine the list of finalists.

The winner on offense and defense will each receive a $5,000 scholarship while four runner-ups will each get $1,000.

Below is the list of semi-finalists.

Defensive Linemen
Elijah Ayotte, Thornton Academy
Tyrell Gullatt, Windham
Logan Herodes, Falmouth
Travon Bradford, Kennebunk
Justin Guerrette, Cape Elizabeth
Frank Curran, Cheverus
Curtis McLeod, Maine Central Institute
Conner Elwell, Oak Hill

Offensive Linemen
Charles Kovarik, Portland
Wiley Hollen, Bonny Eagle
Alec Clark, Winslow
Dylan Collin, Mount Desert Island
Isaac Patry, Thornton Academy
Gerry Valliere, Windham
Drew Chamberlain, Falmouth

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