GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(Green Bay) - De Pere's aggregation of football warriors proved no match for the Green Bay Packers Sunday at Hagemeister park. Captain Lambeau's team
won 62 to 0. But the game was bitterly contested
despite the lopsided score. The invaders failed to live up
to advance notices. Aside from the first quarter, they
were hopelessly outclassed. Their much heralded
offensive fell flat and, on the defensive, the Packers'
varied attack soon had them running around in circles.
It was a pretty sweet victory for Green Bay. Never in the
history of football has a Green Bay team piled up such
an overwhelming score on a De Pere eleven.
RECORD SIZED CROWD
The largest crowd that ever attended a professional
game here witnessed the argument. At least 3,500
persons were inside the enclosure. Both of the stands
were packed to capacity and the spectators were
standing about 'steen deep around the gridiron. De Pere
brought down a big bunch of rooters, nearly filling the
south bleachers. The visiting rooters cut loose with a lot
of stunts before the game but they lost some of their
"pep" after the Packers began to pile up touchdowns.
Considering the feeling between the teams, the
penalties were far and few between, both team losing
about the same amount of yardage. Silen, Roels, and
Sommers were the luminaries for De Pere while Dalton,
Wagner and Sammy Powers started for the Packers
although the entire Green Bay team, substitutes and all
showed their best form of the season.
PACKERS KICK OFF
De Pere lost the toss and Captain Lambeau of the
Packers decided to defend the east goal and kick to the
visitors. De Pere started off fast. Sommers hit left tackle
for a first down and line bucks by Nuss and Elm added
another 10 yards. The Packers braced in midfield and
secured the ball after the invaders mussed up a forward
pass on the fourth down. Two first downs were made in
rapid succession by the Packers. De Pere held three
times on her 30 yard marker but Lambeau on the fourth
try skirted end on a fake kick formation for 23 yards.
The visitors checked a pair of line plunges but Lambeau
got the first touchdown on a delayed pass. He shot
through left tackle. Lambeau kicked the goal. The
Packers again kicked off. Chief Sommers got away for
a 25 yard run. Twice the visitors were held tight but on the next lineup, Silen from a punt formation threw a forward to Metoxen for a 20 yard gain. The De Pere rooters were going crazy about this time, but their joy soon ended. Ladrow intercepted a forward pass and it was the Packers' ball in midfield. Three plays netted but 4 yards and Lambeau punted to Jimmy Nuss, who was downed in his tracks by Dwyer. De Pere couldn't gain and Silen punted to Wagner. Time was called for the period with the ball in the Packers' possession in midfield.
The Packers' scoring machine swung into action. Using a special backfield formation, the home team started a march down the field which ended when Wagner circled Schumerth's end for 25 yards and a touchdown. He shook off about a half dozen tacklers in his journey. Lambeau kicked the goal. De Pere again received the kickoff. The visitors made a couple of first downs but lost the ball when an outside kick went out of bounds. Once more the procession started. Dalton caught two forwards in succession for a gain of 30 yards and then Dwyer jumped into the limelight by grabbing a forward pass and running 25 yards through a broken field for another touchdown. Lambeau kicked the goal. The Green Bay rooters' cup of joy was running over. The Packers kicked off and, on the first lineup, De Pere fumbled and Powers covered for the Packers. Rosenow took Lambeau's place, who was suffering from a bruised side. "Rosie" celebrated his appearance in the fracas by walking all over Schumerth for a first down. Then Wagner skirted this same end for a 35 yard run. It was another brilliant piece of work. Line plunges took the ball to De Pere's 4 yard line from where Dalton made the first of his six touchdowns on a smash through left tackle. In making the score, Dalton dove and landed squarely on his head. To the amazement of the spectators, he got up with a smile on his face. It looked from the sidelines as if he had broken his neck. Ladrow missed the goal. The Packers kicked off again. De Pere couldn't gain and lost the ball on downs in midfield. Dalton got away for three good gains and then heaved a long forward to Abrams who was downed on De Pere's 30 yard line when halftime was called.
The only dispute of the game came early in the third quarter after De Pere had kicked. The Packers pulled an onside kick. Dalton booted the ball and Wagner, who it was claimed was behind Dalton at the time of the kick, covered the oval behind De Pere's goal line. Referee Hoeffel ruled it a touchdown and Dalton kicked the goal. However, De Pere protested. The touchdown was rule out and De Pere scrimmage the oval on her 20 yard line. From this point on, it was a runaway for the Packers. De Pere hit a stone wall every time she tried to buck the line and her backs couldn't circle the Packers' ends. Ladrow was knocked cold in a scrimmage and McLean took his place. It wasn't long before Dalton had crossed the line again for another touchdown. He also kicked the goal. Before the close of the period Dalton added another touchdown and goal kick.
Three more touchdowns were made in the final period. All of 'em by Dalton. The visitors did not give up fighting, but they appeared unable to solve the Packers' varied attack. The Packers during this quarter uncorked a number of delayed passes and trick plays which netted big gains. The final score of the game came just as the timekeeper's whistle blew. And the goal was kicked while the crowd was surging out on the field.