Friday December 28, 2012 | 05:20 PM

SOUTH PORTLAND — The field for the Frank Gaziano High School Scholarship and Awards, given to the top offensive and defensive lineman in Maine high school football has a record 31 nominees.

Among the nominees for the annual Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive and Defensive Lineman Awards are six local players. Caleb Champagne of Lawrence and Richard Moulton of Mt. View were nominated for the offensive lineman award, along with 16 other players. Eriq Stewart of Lawrence, Jake Stinson of Messalonskee, Zachary Kendall of Mt. View and Thomas Cox of Waterville were among the 13 players nominated for the defensive lineman award.

The award will be handed out at the annual banquet Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Augusta Civic Center.

The complete list of nominees is: 
Offensive Linemen
Stephen Paul, Belfast
Peter Kelley, Belfast
Ian Robinson, Biddeford
Andy Martel, Bonny Eagle
James Osgood, Bucksport
James Peabody-Harrington, Cheverus
Alex Sterling, Edward Little
Logan Lafayette, Hampden Academy
Caleb Champagne, Lawrence
Devin McMahan, Leavitt
Joshua Andrews, Massabesic
Mitchell Sibley, Mattanawcook Academy
Adam Gray, Mt. Desert Island
Richard Moulton, Mt. View
Jack Lucy, Orono
Benjamin Castellano, R.W. Traip Academy
Bobby Begin, Thornton Academy
Josh Tardiff, Westbrook

Defensive Linemen
Gregory Duff, Bangor
James Hewes, Cape Elizabeth
Kyle Snowden, Cape Elizabeth
Louis LaFache, Foxcroft Academy
Kurt Massey, John Bapst
Eriq Stewart, Lawrence
Jake Stinson, Messalonskee
Zachary Kendall, Mt. Blue
Dexter Turner, Oxford Hills
Thomas Cox, Waterville
Kyle Reichert, Portland
David LePauloue, Thornton Academy
Devon Grant, Westbrook

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