GAME RECAP (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
(GREEN BAY) - Cutting loose with a super brand of football, the Green Bay Packers took a fall out of Hammond in an American Professional Football league
game Sunday afternoon at Hagemeister park by the
score of 14 to 7 before a small sized crowd. The
Packers played their best game of the season. They
got off on the right foot and, marking up a pair of
touchdowns before the end of the first quarter, were
never headed. The invaders' lone score came in the
third quarter, when Olitz picked up the ball, after Depier
had blocked a punt and galloped 20 yards for the
HAMMOND LOADED UP
Aside from this one touchdown, the much heralded
invaders were never even dangerous. Not once during
the entire game did they have the ball inside of the
Packers' 30 yard line despite the fact that Manager Doc
Young had bolstered up his team purposely to take the
Packers into camp. Hank Gillo, former Colgate All-
American star, now playing with Racine, and Charles
(Red) Jackson, ex-Chicago captain, were used by
Hammond without success to mow down the Packers.
Charlie Mathys got a warm reception. The former West
Sider showed flashes of his old form at quarter for the
visitors and he got away with several good gains when
carrying the ball. Depler, Hammond center, played a
whale of a game and he was all over the field on the
defensive. Risley was also very much in evidence while
Olitz's dash for a touchdown was a pretty piece of work.
SMITH DISPLAYS CLASS
Every man on the Packer team played bang up football.
Smith, a newcomer in the Packer squad, showed class
galore at guard. He was in every mixup, getting more
than his share of tackles. Malone covered himself with
glory. His zigzagging dashes outside of tackle gained
many a yard for the home team. Coughlin continued his
splendid work in the line, while Cub Buck, as usual,
was a bulwark on the defense. Lambeau shot his
forward passes with deadly accuracy while Milt Wilson's
sensational punting was one of the outstanding features
of the game. The crowd was a disappointment. Once
more the management lost money and it is probable
that for the remainder of the season the Packers will
have to travel abroad due to the lack of support at home.
PACKERS KICK OFF
The game was a bit late in starting. It was about 2:30
when referee Murphy got the teams into action. Captain
Lambeau won the toss and chose to kick off from the
west end of the field. Jab Murray sent the oval sailing
down to Hammond's goal line and Gillo was dumped on
the twenty yard mark. Mathys attempted three line
rushes, alternating the ball in the backfield but the
rushes only netted about 5 yards. Derr dropped back to
punt and he fumbled the pass from Depler. It was the
Packers' ball. Three line thrusts netted a first down and
then Hammond was set back 5 yards more for offside.
With the ball on the visitor's 2 yard line, Captain
Lambeau followed through Jab Murray for the first
touchdown. He also kicked the goal. This score came
after five minutes of play.
HAMMOND RECEIVES AGAIN
Once more Murray booted to Hammond and the ball
went back of the goal line. Hammond scrimmaged on
the 20 yard mark. The invaders couldn't gain and Derr
punted to Lambeau in midfield after 3 downs. Malone
and Schmael snaked through for a first down. The
visitors held tight for three plays and Lambeau's
attempted dropkick fell short. The ball was put in play on the 20 yard line. Mathys got five and Gillo six giving Hammond their first down. A penalty for offside set the Packers back five. Gillo's long forward was intercepted by Lambeau and the Packer captain dashed back to Hammond's 30 yard line before he was spilled by Derr who was injured making the tackle. The visitor's stonewall defense showed itself and the Packers gained but little yardage in three downs. Lambeau tried another dropkick, the ball rolling out of bounds on Hammond's one yard line. Derr punted from behind his own goal line. It was a weak attempt and rolled out of bounds on the 15 yard mark. The line plunges made six yards for the Packers but the triple pass fizzled due to a fumble and the mighty Depler covered for Hammond. Once more Derr booted from behind the goal posts to Lambeau who was downed on the 40 yard line.
DE MOE GRABS FORWARD
Here the prettiest play of the game was pulled off. After two line plunges had failed, Lambeau stepped back as if to dropkick but instead he fooled the visitors and sailed a forward pass 35 yards into the waiting arms of De Moe who stepped the remaining distance for a touchdown. Coughlin blocked two men on the play. Lambeau kicked the goal. Time was up for the quarter. Hammond kicked off and Malone was downed by Mathys on the 25 yard line. Two plays netted a scant 4 yards and Wilson punted. It was a soaring spiral and Derr was dropped by Hayes on Hammond's 30 yard line. Gillo and Hess came through with a first down
but the invader's rush halted when De Moe intercepted a forward pass end traveled to Hammond's thirty yard line when Depler sat on his neck.
PASSES GO ASTRAY
Three Packer forward passes went astray. The Packers were penalized for offside. Lambeau failed in a field goal and Hammond scrimmage on the 20 yard mark. Derr got around end for 15 yards and Gillo made another first down. The Packers braced and Derr punted to Lambeau who brought the ball back to the Packers' 45 yard line when Depler sat on his neck. Lambeau booted to Hess who was downed on Hammond's 10 yard mark. Derr kicked again from behind his own goal line. It was the Packers' ball in midfield. Schmael and Berry shot through for a first down. Hammond was penalized 5 yards for offside. Lambeau tried three forwards without success. The last throw just grazed Hayes' fingertips as he shot across the goal line. Hammond put the ball in play on the 20 yard line. The visitors tried a double pass forward but Jab Murray grabbed the pigskin out of the air and it was the Packers' ball on Hammond's forty yard mark.
GET BALL ON DOWNS
The visitors mussed up some forward passes and secured the ball on downs but lost the oval again on the next play when De Moe pulled down a forward. Three plays later, Gillo handed the same dose of medicine to the Packers. The invaders couldn't gain and punted to midfield when time was called for the half. Proceedings in the second half opened up with Hammond kicking to the Packers who were held tight on three downs. Wilson then punted to Hammond's 20 yard line. It was a peach of a kick. King, who had taken Gillo's place at full for Hammond, tried his luck twice against the Packer scrimmaged front and he was turned back. Derr punted to midfield. The slippery condition of the ball on the snow covered field sort of crimped the Packers' aerial attack and the Packers had to kick after three downs. King was dumped on his 30 yard mark. A penalty set Hammond back five.
KING LEADS ATTACK
With King leading the attack, the visitors piled up three first downs in a healthy march down the field. However, on the 35 yard line, the Packers braced. Two forward passes were blocked, King only made two on a line plunge and the lateral pass, Mathys to Hanke, was grounded. It was the Packers' ball. Three downs netted about six yards and Wilson dropped back for a punt. Depler and Olitz came bearing down on the Packer bootsmith like a couple of mad bulls. Depler blocked the kick and Olitz scooped up the pigskin and traveled for a touchdown. Risely, who captained Indiana last year, kicked the goal.
GAVE INVADERS NEW LIFE
This score sort of gave the invaders new life and Hess ran back Murray's kickoff to the 40 yard line. Smith stopped him with a smashing tackle. Two plays made four yards, then a trick pass failed. King fumbled the pigskin and Wilson covered for the Packers on Hammond's 40 yard mark when time was called for the quarter. On the first play of the final quarter, Lambeau lobbed a freak forward pass to Hayes for a 20 yard gain. A first down put the ball on Hammond's 30 yard line. Three plays netted but a few yards, then Lambeau tried a placekick. The ball missed the uprights only by inches, many of the spectators thinking it was a sure count. Hammond scrimmaged on the 20 yard line and Mathys wormed his way off tackle for a first down. The other visiting backs couldn't gain and Derr punted to Lambeau, who was downed in midfield by Roberts. Lambeau punted to King on Hammond's 15 yard line. For the remainder of the period both teams resorted to the punting game, hopeful of a fumble due to the slippery condition of the ball but none of the receivers miscued and the ball was about in midfield when final time was called.
NEWS AND NOTES
WATCHING THE PARADE
NOVEMBER 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Some game. The Packers improve. Every time they get into action. The team is now a sweet little machine. And what's more it is hitting on "All Eleven". Hammond had the individual stars but little team play. King, the visitor's star, rushed into the game but he couldn't turn the tide. Hank Gillo of All American fame bumped his head up against the Packers' line with little success. Still the Racine star has got a hunch that his own team can beat the Packers. He wants to play in Milwaukee...It seemed funny to see Charlie Mathys battling as a foe on a Green Bay gridiron. The former West sider was much in evidence...The Bay rooters were anxious to see Mathys make good and he got a big hand from the crowd every time he piled up any yardage...Deppler and Jab Murray had a battle royal at center. Jab covered him with glory and the All Western star had a busy afternoon...This young Mr. Smith, who played a guard position for the Packers, proved himself quite some footballer. After about five minutes of play everybody wanted to know who the new man was...Umpire Daniels of Chicago gave the Packers quite a boost saying that the Green Bay team was about as good looking a football machine as he has laid eyes on this season. "Buck's a bear" was a comment...That Lambeau-De Moe forward pass play for a touchdown was a brilliant piece of footballing. The Packer captain timed his throw to the minute and De Moe grabbed the pigskin while on the dead run. It was great work...Milt Wilson gave the greatest exhibition of kicking that has been set on the Hagemeister park gridiron this season. The big guard's spirals sailed a mile and he had about a 50 yard average for the game besides placing his punts nicely...The snow covered gridiron made the ball slippery and towards the close of the game the pigskin was difficult but even at that fumbles were few and far between. Both safeties grabbed off the punts as if they had glue on their hands.
BIG CROWD WILL FOLLOW PACKERS TO CHICAGO SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - All roads lead to Chicago this week. The Packers, playing their first out of town game of the season, will meet the Chicago Cardinals, Paddy Driscoll's crack team in an American Professional football contest at Normal park Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of fans from here will hit the trail for the Windy City. Many are leaving Friday night so as to take in either the Marquette-Notre Dame game at Milwaukee or the Chicago-Wisconsin game at Chicago on Saturday. However, when the whistle blows Sunday afternoon, they will all be on the job at Normal park rooting their heads off for a Packer victory. Jimmy Coffeen has undertaken the Booster's excursion to Chicago. He is now negotiating with the railroads for a greatly reduced rate. It is expected that special cars will be attached to the trains leaving here at midnight on Friday and Saturday. Those planning on making the trip are urged to get in touch with Coffeen immediately as he has to close his arrangements not later than Thursday afternoon. The Packer squad will leave here Thursday morning for Chicago. Rather than have Coughlin, De More, Hayes, Malone, Berry and Smith come to the Bay for the workouts, the footballers from here will go to Chicago and practice on a Windy City gridiron. This will enable the team to shake off their travel legs before Sunday's game...AT STRATFORD HOTEL: The Green Bay headquarters during the stay in Chicago will be at the Stratford Hotel, Jackson and Michigan. All the fans following the Packers are urged to put up there. Many of the Green Bay boys now living in Chicago are making plans for a "Green Bay Reunion" Saturday night.
PLAY BY PLAY SERVICE BEING PLANNED HERE
NOVEMBER 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Arrangements are pending for a play by play service on the Packers-Chicago Cardinal game on Sunday. The fans who stay at home will have a chance to get the news hot off the wire at Turner hall. Turner hall and Normal park, Chicago, will be connected by a direct wire and two seconds after a play is made in Chicago, the fans at home will know all about it. This is the same service the Rock Island fans got when the Independents were playing here.
NOVEMBER 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Football fans from this part of the state will probably launch their biggest invasion of the season on Saturday. Two big games are scheduled. Marquette will be at home in Milwaukee with Knute Rockne's Notre Dame squad while the Badgers invade Chicago for a tilt with Stagg's Maroons. Both these games are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday the Green Bay Packers are booked to meet Paddy Driscoll's Cardinals in the Windy City...Although professional football is attracting more attention than ever before, there is hardly a team in the country which is not running behind financially. The players are demanding top heavy salaries and the gate receipts come nowhere near meeting expenses. It is said that the Staleys and Buffalo are ahead of the game but all the other squads are far in arrears.