Congratulations to Pana's Jonah Lauff for winning the Herald & Review Week 6 Player of the Week. Lauff got the most votes of the season, with 2,218, to edge Central A&M's Jeske Maples, who had 1,855. Lauff posted his best game of the season in Pana's win against Carlinville in Week 5. He was 19-of-24 passing for 368 yards and three touchdowns.
Player of the week nominees
Wyatt Brant, Cumberland
Cumberland's Wyatt Brant led the Pirates' ground game with 13 carries for 107 yards and two touchdowns to help lead the team's upset win against Arcola.
Kaden Feagin, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond
Kaden Feagin, a freshman from Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond, was electric in the Knights' win against Farmer City Blue Ridge. He had just three rushes, but went for 125 yards and two touchdowns.
Austin Herkert, Taylorville
Taylorville running back Austin Herkert was a workhorse for the Tornadoes in their win against Mattoon to remain undefeated this season. Herkert rushed 33 times for 230 yards and three touchdowns.
Deyon Jackson, MacArthur
There have been a lot of big nights from MacArthur quarterbacks in recent years — Robert Smith, Devan Ingram, ShawnTrez Spates and Amir Brummett among them. But none of them accomplished what MacArthur quarterback Deyon Jackson did on Friday — eight total touchdowns (five rushing and three passing) to lead the Generals to a 66-35 win against Springfield Southeast.
Christian Keyhea, Mount Zion
The Braves were effective on the ground and through the air in their win against Mahomet-Seymour, with Christian Keyhea the most devastating of the Braves' weapons. He finished with four catches for 118 and 2 TDs.
Jonah Lauff, Pana
Pana continued its undefeated start to the season, with Panthers quarterback Jonah Lauff posting his best game of the season in Pana's win against Carlinville. Lauff was 19-of-24 passing for 368 yards and three touchdowns.
Jeske Maples, Central A&M
Jeske Maples, a lineman for Central A&M (73), dominated on both sides of the ball in the Raiders' win against St. Teresa. On defense, he had 10 tackles, including one for loss, in holding down St. T’s offense. And, he blocked for a Raiders offense that rushed for 175 yards and passed for 182.