GAME RECAP (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers got off on the right foot in the opening game of the professional football season, Sunday afternoon, at Hagemeister park, when
the Green Bay eleven took the Chicago Boosters,
champions of Chicago, into camp to the tune of 13 to 0
before a crowd which comfortably filled the newly
constructed stands. Except in the third quarter when
the Boosters were a bit dangerous, the Packers held
the upper hand and the Green Bay eleven in their first
appearance of the season gave all indications of
developing into a championship football machine. The
Packers displayed a lot of pep and snap in their work.
They were going every minute and the much vaunted
Illinois aggregation met defeat at the hands of a team,
which is easily the best that ever pranced out on a
Green Bay football field.
CLASSY FOOTBALL TEAM
The visitors presented an all star battlefront aside from
a few end runs and two forward passes, the runs and
two forward passes, the Boosters did not show much
on the offensive. The big Packer line was like a stone
wall and the Chicagoans had trouble galore piling up
much yardage. Neilsen and Specht cut loose with a
few spectacular gallops but they were generally
smothered before they could get started. Every man on
the Packer squad played good football but the
outstanding star was Cub Buck, who more than lived up
to advance notices. The giant lineman was all over the
field and his ability to follow the ball aided the Packers
considerably in putting the skids under the Illinois
EVEN IN WEIGHT
The teams sized up pretty even in weight. The Boosters
were on the field first but the Packers got a big hand
when they hove into sight. Captain Lambeau won the toss and chose to receive at the west goal. It was just 2:32 when Neilsen opened proceedings by kicking off. After three plays, Buck punted and Chicago, finding herself up against a brick wall, soon followed suit. The ball changed hands frequently with little advantage to either side. A costly fumble gave the Packers the oval in midfield and with their shift formation working nicely, they rushed the ball to the 40 yard line. Standing about in midfield, Lambeau only fell a few yards short in an attempted field goal. It was some boot. The visitors launched an offensive but were halted inside the 40 yard mark. The Packers got going again and the home team had the oval on Chicago's 30 yard line when time was called for the quarter.
MISSES FIELD GOAL
After changing goals, the visitors held tight for two downs and Lambeau dropped back for a field goal. The oval went wide of the posts and it was put to play on the 20 yard mark. The Packer linemen were mussing up well and Chicago punted to midfield after three attempts to rush the ball had failed. Two line smashes netted the Packers a first down and then Lambeau shot a forward pass to Leaper for a gain of 25 yards. The Green Bay end made a splendid catch. This was the turning point of the game. With a touchdown in sight, the Packers battled furiously. Three line plunges made a first down and then Lambeau called on Schmael three times in succession and the plunging fullback carried the oval across. Lambeau kicked the goal. Score, Packers, 7, Chicago 0. The Packers kicked off and the Windy City tribe punted after two plays had been turned back. Wheeler grabbed a forward pass for a 20 yard gain but the visitors intercepted another aerial toss. The Boosters reported to punting as their ends were covering well. Getting the oval in midfield, the Packers rushed down to the 25 yard line. Chicago held tight and Lambeau missed a field goal. Chicago casting care to the winds started shooting forward passes in their own danger zone. Three in succession went bad and they kicked again. The Packers came back first and after Lambeau had missed another field goal, time for the half was called with the ball on Chicago's 10 yard line. The Boosters played their best game in the third quarter. The Packers kicked off to the Boosters. The visitors punted after three downs and the Packers punted back quickly. Neilsen was gaining on the exchange of kicks. The visiting bootsmith booted over the goal line and the ball went into play on the Packers' 20 yard mark. Specht intercepted a forward pass in midfield and once more Neilsen booted behind the uprights. The teams went at it again on the 20 yard line. Bashaw covered a fumble and it was Chicago's ball. Here the Green Bay squad showed their worth. The Boosters held for downs. Buck's punt rolled out of bounds at the 20 yard mark. Chicago gained by 5 yards in three plays and they lost the oval when Lambeau grabbed a forward. Buck booted to midfield and then the big fellow snatched a Chicago toss out of the air. The visitors were never again dangerous. After three downs, Lambeau's attempted dropkick from midfield was blocked and Koenig fell on the ball in midfield. Chicago then completed her first forward pass of the game, Neilsen gaining 15 yards. Time was called for the quarter with the ball in the visitor's possession on the Packers' 33 yard line. The Packers held for downs. La Rocca intercepted a forward pass and Specht followed this up with a run around end for 15 yards. Neilsen gaining 15 yards. Time was called for the quarter with the ball in the visitor's possession on the Packers' 33 yard line. The Packers held for down. La Rocca intercepted a forward pass and Specht followed this up with a run around end for 15 yards. Neilsen kicked over the goal line. The Packers scrimmaged on the 20 yard line. Buck punted to midfield and MIller fumbled the ball. Jab Murray covered for the Packers. Leaper got away for a nice gain. Chicago turned back three line plunges and Lambeau missed a field goal. Chicago scrimmaged on the 20 yard mark and fumbled on the second play. It was Packers' ball. Lambeau's attempted dropkick was blocked but Elliott fell on the ball. After three plays, Curley sailed the ball through the uprights with a pretty kick but Umpire Anderson called an offside on the Packers. The field goal didn't count. Set back five yards, Lambeau once more booted the ball between the posts but this time the umpire claimed the Packers didn't have five men on the scrimmage line. He ruled out the goal kick. After a long argument, the teams went at it again. The ball was given to Chicago on the 20 yard line. The Boosters punted out of danger and the oval changed hands several times. With about four minutes to play the Packers started a march down the field which ended in Schmael scoring his second touchdown. Lambeau missed the goal. There was just a half minute to play and time was called after the Packers had kicked to Chicago.
NEWS AND NOTES
WATCHING THE PARADE
SEPTEMBER 26 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Better than last year...Nothing like starting right...The Boosters got a rude surprise...And they were a much disgruntled bunch...Which caused them to beef continually on decisions...The spectators appeared to enjoy themselves immensely...The new seating arrangements made a big hit with the crowd...There was no confusion and the reserved seat plan worked nicely...With the additional exits, the park was cleared quickly after the game...Dalton won't ever be missed. That was the opinion of those who saw Art Schmael in action...Leaper played a whale of a game at end. The lanky wingman sure can grab forward passes...Klaus, who took Douglas' place early in the game, won his regular berth at center. He passed perfectly...The Zoll brothers got into action during the second half and the Duck Creek prides played banner football...Specht, the crack Chicago backfielder, didn't get much of a chance to shine. The Packers watched him every minute...Buck played rings around Bashaw, the "ace" of the Booster line. The former Staley star had an awful time trying to handle "Cub"...Red Ellliott made himself solid with the football fans. The sorrel topped backfielder is a hard blocker and he follows the ball closely...Wagner made his presence felt in the backfield. Buck was playing a new position but nevertheless came through with a nifty brand of football...Jab Murray doesn't seem ever to grow old. He was on the job every minute at tackle and more than held his own with Frazer, one of the best little men in the middle west...Lambeau has lost none of his tact as a leader. The Packer captain was driving his squad at topnotch speed and he used keen judgment in directing the offensive against the Boosters...Joe Carey, the former Chicago Cardinal star, who is playing with the Packers, felt right at home in the game because he has seen action against the Boosters for the past eight years....Rockford next Sunday.