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Kids look to take advantage

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Most people in the Lehigh Valley thought Catasauqua would be preparing for two football games this week.

Their annual Thanksgiving day contest with Northampton is always a given, but after an undefeated run up till November 17, the Rough Riders were expected to be preparing for the PIAA playoffs this weekend.

That's not the case anymore after they suffered the biggest upset of the year at the hands of Pen Argyl (10-2) last Saturday night, losing 26-20 to the Green Knights in...

Girls get rivalry started with powder puff win

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Catasauqua High School powder puff quarterback Paige Kogelman hooked up with Lauren "Plu" Pluchinsky on a 32-yard pass and catch with 9:20 to play and newcomer Laura Gerhard kicked her third extra point in the 21-18 win at Al Erdosy Field in Northampton on Sunday night.

That play proved to be the difference in the last football game played on the existing field in Northampton.

Pluchinsky made up for a long bomb she dropped with six minutes left in the first quarter.

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Memories...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Zack Bradley has some vivid memories about a Thanksgiving Day game against Northampton two year ago. More precisely, some cold ones that quickly conjured thoughts of a warm dinner ahead.

"It was the game that it snowed and we all expected rain," said the junior quarterback. "I remember having snow down the back of my neck the whole game and thinking about being home soon.

"Basically, it is a game of pride, and mainly it is a good send off for our seniors."

Bradley also...

Game with Pen Argyl is for D-11 title

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When Catasauqua football head coach Tom Falzone and his staff drove to Tamaqua last Saturday to scout their semifinal district playoff game against Pen Argyl, they expected to see what undefeated Tamaqua would try and execute against them the following week.

Instead, they saw a team that showed how they have been riding the crest of a tidal wave the past few weeks.

At first, it appeared Catty would have a rematch of last year's Eastern Conference semifinal against Tamaqua as...

Article By: JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When Catasauqua football head coach Tom Falzone and his staff drove to Tamaqua last Saturday to scout their semifinal district playoff game against Pen Argyl, they expected to see what undefeated Tamaqua would try and execute against them the following week.

Instead, they saw a team that showed how they have been riding the crest of a tidal wave the past few weeks.

At first, it appeared Catty would have a rematch of last year's Eastern Conference semifinal against Tamaqua as...

It's all in the family for Deily

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Jimmy Deily knows it is a special gridiron season because he is on the verge of being part of district championship team in his senior season. It is also a special season with some unique family ties.

If the Roughies capture the District 11 Class 2A crown Saturday night, it will also mark a special night for Deily. His father, Jeff, was coached by current Catty assistant and then head coach Ed Cscensits.

"It is really cool to have my dad's coach as part of my coaching staff,"...

Hokey moms beat Catty

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The moms of Catasauqua played a game of flag football against the moms of Hokey in the Second Annual Football for the Cure Powder Puff Game.

The game was held at the Hokey field in Whitehall on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 27 with a kickoff time of 2 p.m. There were 29 players who filled the Catasauqua roster, while Hokey secured 18 players combined for their offense and defense. Both teams joined together to raise more than $1,000 for the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation.

In...

A win, despite heavy hearts

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Advancing to the PIAA District 11 Class final marked a special win for the Roughies and one they will surely remember for a long time.

Along with a series of glowing performances on the field in their 42-15 win over Northern Lehigh that punched their ticket to the district final, they also will remember an incident during the week that marked their resolve and character as not only a tight football program but also a football family.

A few days before the Northern Lehigh game,...

Article By: JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

In a season of unprecedented events, the Catasauqua football program reached one that is a true rarity in football circles.

Against Northwestern in their season finale last Friday night in New Tripoli, it wasn't that alarming the Roughies rolled up 57 points in their caging of the host Tigers. It was exceptional they scored all of those points in the first two quarters of football in their 57-3 pasting in which they tallied 36 second-quarter points.

The blowout victory gave the...

Rough Riders face familiar opponent

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

If he had his way, Catasauqua head football coach Tom Falzone would rather face another team rather than Northern Lehigh in the opening round of the PIAA District 11 Class 2A playoffs Friday night at Alumni Field.

It is not that his team has any trepidation about facing the Bulldogs, but instead dealing with a case of familiarity.

"It is hard to beat a team twice during the regular season," said Falzone in reference to his team's 40-7 win two weeks ago. "Sometimes, you want to...