WAND Sports introduces a brand new segment, Athlete of the Week presented by Midwest Technical Institute!

Each week, sports director Gordon Voit, Mark Pearson and Orlando Toatley put the spotlight on a local high school athlete who is excelling as a student and community member as well!

To submit a student-athlete's name, please send a detailed list of his/her accolades to Gordon Voit on Facebook or via email at Gordon.Voit@wandtv.com.

Week 1: Jeffery Wells (MacArthur football)

Week 2: Jackson Hogan (St. Teresa football)

Week 3: Markesha Jackson (Eisenhower basketball/track)

Week 4: Jeske Maples (Central A&M football)

Week 5: Aiden Seider (Eisenhower football)

Week 6: Kate Jeffers (Okaw Valley volleyball) 

Week 7: Edgar Onate (St. Teresa soccer)

Week 8: Grant Ripperda (Wiliamsville football)

Week 9: Wade Jostes (Maroa-Forsyth football)

Week 10: Sage Davis (Mt. Zion football)

Week 11: Jonah Lauff (Pana football)

Jonah Lauff may not be the attention-grabbing type, but Pana's senior quarterback has quietly orchestrated the Panthers' remarkable 10-1 season and done it in remarkably efficient fashion.

Lauff led the Panthers to a 2A Round 1 win over Red Bud by completing 9 of 11 passes for 270 yards and five touchdowns. For the season he has completed 65.9 percent of his passes with 27 total touchdowns and just 4 interceptions.

Off the field, Lauff is equally impressive. He boasts a 3.91 weighted GPA and hopes to give back to his community in the future by returning to campus as a coach. He also volunteers through the Pana Pride organization, doing everything from helping at the food pantry to cleaning up public areas.