GAME RECAP (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
(MILWAUKEE) - With but two minutes to go and defeat staring them in the face, the Racine Legion team lined up on the Packers' 30 yard marker and Hank Gillo
dropped back 12 yards further and made ready for a
field goal. The result of the game hinged on this kick.
Irv Langhoff, former Marquette star, squatted to take the
ball from center. Bohte's pass was good. Racine's line
held tight, and Gillo's tore connected squarely with the
oval. The ball sailed true between the uprights and joy
broke loose in the Racine rooting section.
KNOTTED THE COUNT
This kick knotted the count at 3 all in the state
professional football championship game between the
Green Bay Packers and Racine Legion which was
played at the Milwaukee ball park Sunday afternoon
before the biggest crowd that has ever witnessed a
pigskin argument in the Cream City. The turnout was
surprising. Practically every available seat in the huge
grandstand was taken and hundreds were standing in
the aisles and main floor. The Racine rooters were there
en masse, headed by a drum corps and cheerleaders
galore. Their yells re-echoed back and forth across the
field but up until the time of Gillo's kick it was mostly
"Hold 'em Racine - Hold 'em."
BAY WELL REPRESENTED
However, the Packers were not without friends. Despite
the fact that there was no organized excursion from
Green Bay, at least 400 rooters were in the stands and
the ranks of the crowd was swelled by hundreds of
Milwaukeeans and football followers from other parts of
the state. Among the notables who "hunked along" with
the Bay crowed were Judge Hedding, president of the
Lake Shore league, and Attorney General Morgan. The
state officials was given a bench seat and he pulled just
as hard for a Packer as the newest Green Bay recruit.
GOOD FOOTBALL DISPLAYED
It was as good an exhibition of football as could be
wished for. Both teams fought to the final ditch and the
players were tackling with a vengeance. The forward
walls of both squads were like stone walls. The far
famed Gillo frequently bumped up against something
solid on his line plunges while the other Racine backs
had their hands fill marking up any yardage. For the
Packers, the fullbacks, Schmael and Howard, carried
off the glory. Both the plungers were good for gains.
Schmael started off and Howard finished. It's too bad
the Packers did not have a couple of more like them. When Racine took the field, a gridder whose name was given as Wilson was holding down a halfback job. And he was quite some star. Slippery as an eel and always dangerous, this elusive backfielder lived up to his nickname, "Triple Threat". He could pass, run or kick and it is the plain truth that he caused the Packers a lot of worry. He was about ten-elevenths of the Racine team and the Hank Gillo was the other "eleventh".