GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - Wallowing around in a sea of mud, the Green Bay Packers nosed out a 19 to 7 victory over the Menominee Professionals Sunday afternoon at Hagemeister park in a bitterly contested game of football. As a result of this contest, the Packers made
good their claim to the undisputed "pro" championship
of northern Wisconsin and upper Michigan. Despite the
inclement weather conditions, about 800 spectators
braved the rain to witness the argument. A big crowd
came down from Menominee and they appeared to
enjoy themselves immensely, particularly during the first
period. After this quarter, they were not very much in
evidence. It was a horrible day for the pigskin article.
The gridiron looked like a big mud pool and after two or
three scrimmages, it wasn't possible to distinguish one
player from another. Water was inches deep over many
parts of the gridiron and many of the spectators waded
through ankle deep muck to reach the bleachers and
then they got drenched to the skin by a continuous
downpour of rain.
HAD HUSKY TEAM
The invaders presented a husky front. They were a
beefy aggregation and these crimsoned jerseyed visitors
were pretty much footballers. A number of ex-college
stars appeared in their lineup and they were playing the
game every minute. During the opening periods, they
cut loose with a shifty attack and stonewall defense.
However, the pace told them and, when the Packers'
streamrollers got in action, they crumbled a bit.
Teichler, Erdlitz and Boyle starred for the Michiganders.
The Packers played real good football. They showed a
reversal of form over the Beloit game. Lambeau was at
his best and Wheeler and Wagner broke into the
limelight with due regularity. There was a lot of snap to
the Packers' play against Menominee. There was a lot
of good interference and the lineup was opening up
holes for the backfielders.
Menominee won the toss and chose to receive at the east end of the field. The Packers kicked off, Lambeau booting to Erdlitz who was halted on his 30 yard line. Three plays netted Menominee but 5 yards and Christensen punted to McLean. The Packers kicked off on their fourth down and the invaders returned the oval by the same route after two plays. Teichler intercepted a Packer forward in midfield but the visitors couldn't gain and they were forced to punt. The Packers again kicked and Teicher after making the catch, traveled 45 yards before he was stopped. The ball was on Green Bay's 40 yards line. On the next lineup, the Packers drew a 15 yard penalty for roughing the thrower of a forward pass. This put the ball on the 25 yard mark and Erdlitz on the next lineup scooted around right end for a touchdown. Teichler kicked the goal. Score, Marinette 7, Packers 0. The Packers kicked off. Menominee found the going pretty rough and they resorted to the punting game. Towards the close of the quarter, Green Bay got her offense in motion and they rushed the ball to Menominee's 20 yard line when time was called.
The visitors held for downs and immediately punted out of danger. The Packers secured the oval in midfield and once more started a rush for a touchdown. Line plunges and short passes carried the oval to Menominee's 20 yard line. Here the Packers were penalized 5 yards for offside. Straight football took the ball to the 3 yard line and Wagner bucked tackle for a score. Lambeau missed the goal. Score Menominee 7, Packers 6. Menominee kicked off. The Packers made a couple of first downs. Menominee braced and held for three plays. Lambeau's punt sailed over Erdlitz's head and rolled to the 10 yard line before the visiting quarterback fell on the pigskin. On a fake punt formation, Erdlitz got away for a chalkmark and Teichler and Sutliff made another first down. The Packers braced and Menominee punted to McLean in midfield. Line plunges netted two first downs and Lambeau attempted a drop kick from the 40 yard line. The attempt fell short and Erdlitz, standing on his 10 yard line, muffed the ball. Klauss covered for the Packers. Dalton's smash netted 4 yards and a Menominee offside put the ball on the 2 yard mark. Wagner again bucked tackle for a touchdown. Lambeau made good on the goal kick. Score Packers 13, Menominee 7. Menominee kicked off. The visitors drew a penalty for 15 yards for roughing. A Packer fumble gave the visitors the oval in midfield just as the timer's whistle blew for the first half.
The visitors opened up the second half by kicking off to the Packers, who made three first downs in rapid succession. Menominee held for downs and punted but the Packers were not to be denied and they started another rush down the field. Sweeping end runs and forward passes were put to good use and it wasn't long before Menominee was fighting within the shadow of her goalposts. The invaders stiffened their defense and held tight for three downs. On the next lineup, Lambeau tossed a forward into Wheeler's arms and he waded five yards for a touchdown. Lambeau missed the goal. Score: Packers 19, Menominee 7. This ended the score for the day. The visitors kicked off and the ball changed hands frequently on intercepted forward passes during the remainder of the quarter. When time for the period was called, the oval in Menominee's possession on her own 19 yard mark.
Both teams sent fresh men into the fray into the final period. The Packers' reserves showed a lot of fight and it looked like another touchdown but the visitors braced and held whenever a score loomed near. All of the playing in this quarter was inside of Menominee's 40 yard line. Near the close of the game, Ladrow's line plunges took the ball to Menominee's 20 yard marker where Lambeau fell short on an attempted field goal. The visitors had the ball on the 30 yard line when the game ended.
NEWS AND NOTES
LOOKING 'EM OVER
NOVEMBER 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - It was a scrappy game and the officials were "beefed" at continually although there were but few disputes on the field of play. Umpire Doyle got a pretty hard ride from the Green Bay spectators...Talk was cheap with the Michiganders. The rooters had a lot to say before the game but they were a trifle backward about putting up their money. Green Bay fans had to give odds to