Gehlen Catholic School is located in Le Mars, Iowa just outside Sioux City. The private institution faced North Union last Friday in its homecoming football game — and boy, did senior quarterback Blake Wiltgen give Jays fans something to talk about. After completing a 10-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Jentz to open the scoring in the first quarter, the Jays lined up for a two-point conversion. The left-handed Wiltgen rolled to his left and was about to be tackled when he literally flipped the ball up in the air. Fellow senior Colton Kneip somehow came down with the prayer to complete the play for one of the most amazing conversions we've ever seen. Of course, it helps that the senior tight end stands 6-feet-7-inches tall! Gehlen went on to defeat North Union 46-26.
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Moving to a football celebration of a different kind, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam 'Pacman' Jones received — what else — a Pac-Man-themed birthday cake for his 30th birthday. Pretty cool, right?
And finally, the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 in a National League wild-card game Tuesday night. Russell Martin became the first player to hit a pair of home runs in a postseason game in the Steel City since Mickey Mantle did it during Game 2 of the 1960 World Series.