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Kids look to take advantage

Thursday, November 22, 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 as well.

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 the District 11 2A final.

Catty kids share their memories

Thursday, November 22, 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 own the back of my neck the whole game and thinking about being at home soon.

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

Cook, George want to end on high note

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Nick Cook and Kyle George have tried to be on the same page throughout the entire football season. But as the 2012 season continued to grind its way unfavorably for Northampton, the quarterback and wide receiver duo also deteriorated stat wise.

The two K-Kids hope things can pick back up this Thanksgiving when they take on rival Catasauqua in the final game of both team's regular season.

One thing for sure on the minds of both players is that they have the same mindset about this week's game.

Whitehall, Northampton football programs help Hurricane Sandy victims

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Who said that watching television isn't good for you?

The father and son duo of Tim and Dan Caffrey obviously used the television to spark an idea to help people that were ravaged from Hurricane Sandy.

As coaches at Northampton and Whitehall's freshman football teams, the Caffrey's decided to team up their high school allegiances for a greater cause by collecting donated goods to help people in the town of Union Bay, NJ over the weekend.

Pete's Top-10 Titles are on the line

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Not a very shocking week in terms of wins and losses, but Parkland's 41-10 victory over Easton pretty much showed everyone what they needed to know about the Trojans. Clearly, the best team around, but it would be interesting to see what the Rough Riders of Catasaqua could do against the Trojans.

Since district sports are run by computers now, maybe we can assemble a computer generated mock Lehigh Valley championship game?

Now that would be fun. Wouldn't it?

1. Parkland (9-2)

Last week's rank: #1

Might as well just put Parkland in the championship.

PIAA NOTEBOOK Curry still going strong at Berwick

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by ROD FRISCO Special to the Press in Sports

Time never stands still. Neither, it turns out, does George Curry.

Curry, the state's leader in career high school football coaching victories, has made his return to sidelines at Berwick Area High School a spectacular one. At 8-1, Berwick has qualified for the upcoming District 2 Class AAA playoff and burnished Curry's extraordinary credentials.