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Catty goes out with a victory

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

After a possible team-shattering loss in the Class 2A district final a week earlier, Catasauqua's football team went back to business again.

Having a 10-point lead at halftime over archrival Northampton in their traditional Thanksgiving morning tilt, the Roughies exploded for 29 unanswered points in a 52-21 romp over the Konkrete Kids before a standing-room-only crowd at Alumni Field.

With the win, the Roughies finished with a 12-1 mark, tying the school record for victories...

Special win for seniors

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

For the eight seniors on the Catasauqua football team this past fall, beating Northampton probably tasted better than their anticipated Thanksgiving Dinner.

For seniors Eric Matz, and Zach Stopay, the victory probably felt better than a few slices of pumpkin pie after the turkey.

The trio played a significant role in the Roughies' 52-23 rout of Northampton on Thanksgiving morning. In their final high school football game, each one again excelled like they have throughout their...

For Kids, it's about future

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

A loss to Catasauqua is never the way the Northampton football program wants to end their year on Thanksgiving.

A 52-21 defeat littered with four turnovers might have made things even worse for the 2012 K-Kids season.

But after a 2-9 finish in first-year head coach Jeff Brosky's inaugural season, he hopes that the foundation for a future has been laid.

"I told the younger guys in the program that we need to get into the weight room and we need to get better everywhere as...

Pen Argyl stuns Catty in finals

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

When Catasauqua took the field last Saturday night at Alumni Field against Pen Argyl in the PIAA District 11 Class 2A championship game, it has been exactly 371 days - over one year - since they lost their last football game.

That game was a wild 33-32, double-overtime loss to Tamaqua in an opening round Eastern Conference playoff game in the same field. Since then, they started a 12-game winning streak that began with a victory over Northampton last Thanksgiving morning that snapped...

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,"...