GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(BELOIT) - Battered to pieces by fierce line plunging, the Packers of Green Bay, claimants of the Wisconsin professional football championship, met defeat at the hands of the Beloit Fairies by a score of 14 to 3 here Sunday afternoon at the Fairbanks-Morse park in a bitterly contested gridiron argument. It was simply a case of old football against the new style of
play and the line plunging game triumphed over the
forward passing variety. The Fairies failed to make
good on a single forward throughout the fracas but
their line plunges carried 'em on two straight
marches down the gridiron for touchdowns.
ONLY ON FORWARDS
On the other hands, the Packers couldn't gain
except on forward passes. Beloit's forward smeared
up the Packers' straight formations before they got
started and it was only Lambeau's forwards that
enabled that the visitors to keep their offensive in
motion. The Green Bay team got away with twenty-
six forwards during the game and gained at will when
in midfield. However, when the Fairies were tacked
down in their own danger zone they smeared up the
throws and on six different occasions spoiled throws
that would have resulted in touchdowns. Only a fair
sized crowd witnessed a very remarkable exhibition
of pigskin chasing. There wasn't a fumble during the
entire game and only three penalties were called.
The Packers lost 20 yards - 15 for holding and 5 for
offside, both of these being called when they were
within Beloit's 25-yard line. The Fairies lost a chalk
mark for starting before the ball was in motion.
GRIDIRON IS FAST
The gridiron was hard and fast when the teams
pranced out for their first warming up practice. There
was a bit of snow on the ground and it was rather
cold. The Packers won the toss and chose to
receive at the east end of the field. Beloit kicked off,
Witte to Medley, who came back ten yards before
he was stopped. The Packers made 8 yards on 3
downs and then punted to Beloit. The home team
couldn't gain and they kicked to the Packers 20
yard line. Wagner and Dalton got away for a first
down. Dalton's ankle went bad and he was forced to
limp to the sidelines. Ladrow replaced him. The
Packers opened up with a series of forward passes
and carried the ball to Beloit's 30 yard line. Here the
Fairies braced and held for three downs. On the next
play, Lambeau, standing on the 15 yard line, drop
kicked the ball between the uprights for a field goal.
Score Packers 3, Beloit 0. This score came after
about 4 minutes of play.
JOY CUT SHORT
It looked like a walkaway for the Packers, and the Green Bay rooters were jubilant. However, their joy was shortlasted. The Packers kicked off, Lambeau booted to Scheibel, who was downed on his 15 yard line. And it was from this point that the Fairies procession started. Using only straight football, quarterback Witte of Beloit sent his backs and tackle Stuvengen crashing through the Packers line for small gains but the home team made the first down with due regularity. The Fairies carried the oval to Green Bay's 5 yard line. Three times, the Packers braced but on the final try, Stuvengen swung around one tackle play and scored a touchdown. Witte kicked the goal. Beloit kicked off and the Packer making use of forward passes carried the oval to midfield when time was called for the quarter.
There was no scoring in the second period, although the Packers twice worked the oval to Beloit's 15 yard line. Once a 15 yard penalty for holding killed all chances for a score while the other time, Lambeau's throw just grazed Dwyer's fingers and went for a touchback. During this quarter, the Packers line stiffened and turned back the Fairies line plunges. However, the grueling was telling on Manager Murphy's team. Wheeler replaced Ladrow at fullback and until injured played a whale of a game on the defense. Time for the period was called with the ball in Beloit's possession on her 40 yard line.
The Packers started the second half by kicking to Beloit. The Fairies were held tight and they kicked to the Packers' 40-yard marker. Beloit intercepted a forward pass and secured the oval. They attempted the same kind of a play and Rosenow regained the ball for the Packers. A series of forwards carried the oval down to Beloit's 7 yard line. It looked like a sure touchdown. Head Linesman Painter called the Packers offside and Green Bay was set back to the 12 yard line. Two forwards went astray and the third one was just out of the grasp of the Packer back. The oval rolled across the goal line for a touchback. Beloit scrimmaged on her 20 yard line. The Fairies made a first down and then punted to the Packers 40 yard line. The ball was on this marker when time for the quarter was called.
The Fairies soon after the start of this quarter intercepted a forward pass and started a march down the field which ended in a touchdown when Brittain plunged through the line from the 7 yard mark. Witte kicked the goal. After this touchdown, the Packers showed what they were made of. Manager Murphy rushed nearly all of his reserves into the fray and they had the Fairies backing up rather lively. Three time during the last few minutes of play, the Packers rushed the oval to the Fairies 5 yard line but failed to have the necessary punch to put it over. Aside from Beloit's touchdown march in the last quarter, all of the remainder of the play was far down in the Fairies territory.