As a senior, Satchel Stauffer has realized his role as well as other differences on this year's team, especially those from last year's team.
It certainly has been a transition on several fronts.
"Yes, it has been a different year," said Stauffer, a lineman and linebacker for the Roughies. "Last year as a junior, I was piggybacking with the seniors and kind of in the background.
Catasauqua head volleyball coach Abby Cunningham understands her team's frustrations about being winless on the season, but she wants her players to appreciate a work in progress.
"We took a lot of baby steps this season," said the former Roughie and Roger Williams University standout, who is in her second year as head coach. "I know it can be frustrating for them and they definitely want to win.
Catasauqua head football coach Phil Dorn didn't exactly like how his team's 25-23 win over Northern Lehigh ended last week, but it was a scene he had already seen.
Northern Lehigh had rallied for an offensive touchdown late in the game, and then they drew even closer when they recorded a safety to further narrow the gap. But the Roughies held on this time to record their second-straight victory and also evened their overall record at 3-3.
Ricky Houser admittedly has always taken the advice of his parents, Donna and Rich, in life and in the sports world as well.
As a result, Houser has developed into a soft-spoken young man who seemingly can handle many situations on and off the field. Part of those steps was shaped when he anxiously awaited and watched along the stands of Alumni Field to someday have his chance on the field.
Catasauqua's convincing 55-21 victory over Wilson was not only a needed one, but it also could possibly be a trigger for more to come.
The Roughies erupted for five scores in as many plays in the third quarter to gain control of a tussle with a winless Wilson squad and also helped them increase their overall confidence in the process. The victory raised the Roughies' overall record to 2-3.
Catasauqua head girls' soccer coach Trajano Bastidas knows any high expectations have yet to surface for his team.
The Roughies began the week winless with a 0-8 record and a handful of overall goals scored this season. From here, Bastidas plans to slow the pace.
"Obviously we're not where we want to be at this point in the season," said Bastidas. "We're just taking it one period at a time and seeing where we can see improvement in our game. We have had stretches where we have played well, but we need to have better overall intensity throughout the game.
Catasauqua head football coach Phil Dorn believes his team is always ready to put its offense all together.
Through the first four weeks of the season, the Roughies have been saddled with their offense being half empty or half full. Take your pick.
It can be a pivotal reason for the team's 1-3 start, one in which Dorn is convinced his team isn't as bad as their paper record might indicate.
With a few flips and flops of the football in their favor, Catasauqua easily could have a 3-0 record as they begin the fourth week of the season Friday night.
But, then again, that can be the difference between an established team and one seeking to become one.
Instead, the Roughies will take their 1-2 overall record down to Hellertown to meet high-powered Saucon Valley, which continues to seek control of the Colonial League. With the crucial win over league contender Southern Lehigh last week, Saucon Valley kept its mark unblemished with a 3-0 record.
Since his days playing flag football, Cristian Burker has been playing quarterback. It has been a position at which he has become quite comfortable over time, and he has learned to recognize his strengths and weaknesses.
So, when Burker took the field this fall as one of two quarterbacks who will direct the varsity unit, he wasn't intimidated by the process. Instead, the junior has quickly adjusted to his new role.
Through the first three games, Burker has shared the spot with senior Brandon Keks.
Catasauqua head boys' soccer coach Mike Baclawski believes his team basically is right on track this season.
With a number of seniors and promising younger players, the Roughies began the week with an overall 3-3 record and plenty of positives ahead.
"I know we have potential," said Baclawski. "We can be as good as we want to be. We had a really good summer and we were playing three pick-up games per week. I know the competition really helped us.
"We have seen a lot of good things already this season."