GAME RECAP (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
(GREEN BAY) - Crumbling before the Packers' smashing attack, the Rockford aggregation of footballers went down to defeat at the hands of the Green Bay team by the score of 49 to 0 Sunday afternoon before a fair sized crowd. It was the worst defeat ever suffered by the Rockford team, and their third upset on the gridiron in six years. The score piled up by the Packers
nearly tripled the count made by the Decatur Staleys in
their game against Rockford last season. The
Starchmakers beat the Maroons, 18 to 8. On paper, this
Staley eleven is considered about the greatest football
machine in the country.
VISITORS ARE OUTCLASSED
Rockford was simply outclassed. That's all there was to
it. The visitors sort of looked threatening in the opening
quarter, but once Captain Lambeau got his machine
hitting on all "eleven" it was simply a procession up and
down the field with the visitors doing all the retreating.
The opening period was scoreless but in the second
quarter the Packers got a pair of touchdowns. In the
third, one more marker was added up and in the final
quarter they ran wild scoring four times against the
played out invaders.
STONEWALL FRONT LINE
The visitors could not pierce the Packer line and the few
gains they made were on end runs by Erickson and
Redin. Rockford didn't make first downs a half dozen
times during the fracas. They completed but one
forward pass. The Packers looked much better than in
the Booster game. Tubby Howard made his appearance
in the Green Bay line and his smashing line plunges
tore the visitors' front to shreds. He accounted for three
touchdowns. Art Schmael sidestepped his way to one
while the others were made by McLean, Ladrow and
Rosenow. Both sides were playing hard football and
injuries were numerous. Wagner, Elliott and Cary got
pretty badly banged up for the Packers while Rhodes,
Brown and Genrich, Rockford players were much the
worse for wear.
PACKERS WIN TOSS
The Packers won the toss and chose to receive at the
west end of the field. Rockford opened proceedings by
kicking off. The Packers made a first down and rushed
the ball to Rockford's 40 yard line. Here they were held
and Lambeau attempted a field goal. The pass was
poor and the visitors secured the ball. They couldn't
gain and punted. Two Packer plays went bad and Buck
booted a high one to Rockford's 25 yard line. The
visitors soon returned the pigskin via the punt route to
midfield. An exchange of kicks followed with little
advantage to either side. The Packers secured the ball
on their 40 yard line. Here an offside play occurred
which robbed the visitors of a touchdown because
Herring had scooped up a Packer fumble and dashed
35 yards to the goal posts. However, Johnson, Rockford
right end, was a mile offside (he even admitted it) and
the score was ruled out. At quarter time, the ball was in
the Packers' possession on Rockford's 40 yard line.
HOWARD GETS TOUCHDOWN
Rockford held for downs and punted after two plays.
Red Elliott caught the kick on the dead run and dashed
back past midfield before Rhodes spilled him. This was tonic to the Packers and they broke loose with a smashing offensive which paved the way for a score. Tubby Howard plunging across the goal line. Lambeau kicked the goal. The second score came quicker. The Packers kicked off and Rockford resorted to the punting game. However, the Packers were going good and on straight football with tackle smashes featuring, they rushed the oval to the visitor's 20 yard mark. Here Art Schmael sidestepped and squirmed his way for a touchdown. Lambeau added another point. Rockford kicked off and for the remainder of the period the ball was in the Packers' territory. Halftime was called with Rockford holding the pigskin on the Packers' 18 yard line.
THIRD QUARTER FAST
Play speeded up in the third quarter after the Packers kicked off to Rockford. Both teams were going at it hammer and tongs and the rival field generals were using all their reserve strength to advance the pigskin. A fumble or two enlivened proceedings and about the middle of the period failed in a field goal from the 40 yard line. The Packers' defensive strength stood out prominently in this quarter. Several times Rockford lost the ball on downs when they only has about a had about a yard to go. The pace was beginning to tell on the visitors and their linemen began to decorate the turf with due regularity.
HOWARD SCORES AGAIN
With about five minutes to go in this period, the Packers launched a savage attack. Four first downs were made in rapid succession and on a line spread play, Howard shot outside of tackle for a score. Once more Lambeau kicked the goal. The Packers kicked off and soon regained the oval by intercepting a forward pass. The visitors' aerial offense was nothing to brag about. Once more the procession down the field was underway and the Packers had the ball on Rockford's one yard line when time was called for the quarter.
ANOTHER FOR HOWARD
On the second play in the fourth quarter, Howard went over again and Lambeau kicked the goal. From this point on, the contest developed into a rout. Coach Hoeffel gave every man on the squad a chance in the argument and the "hometown" footballers came through with bells on. They ran rings around the Illinois crew and McLean, Ladrow and Rosenow scored in rapid succession. The ball was in Rockford's territory continually and if it hadn't been for a pair of excusable fumbles at least two more touchdowns would have been marked up. In this final quarter the Packers cut loose with an aerial attack and forward passes cut a big figure in the ground gaining. The visitors died game but they were a badly beaten crew when the final whistle blew.
NEWS AND NOTES
WATCHING THE PARADE
OCTOBER 3 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Mark up another victory. Rockford was surprised. At what they bumped into here. The Packers looked much improved. Howard is a big addition behind the line. He ripped the visitors' battlefront to shreds. When Tubby gets going, he's a mighty hard man to stop. As usual Cub Buck was very much in the midst of excitement. The big lineman was on top of the ball every minute and under it....The crowd had a lot of fun riding "Hank" Garrett, the ebony hued trainer of Rockford. The colored gentleman admitted that the Packers had some team and that Buck was some footballer...Swede Erickson, the visiting captain, got away for a couple of short dashes but he was covered pretty closely...Art Schmael's dash for the second touchdown was a pretty face of footballing. He shook off a half dozen tacklers en route..."Ambition" Carey was another Packer star. The big guard specializes in making good holes and he pulled off some nifty open field tackling....Rockford has a game bunch. A couple of breaks of the game went against them but they were not beefing. Some difference from the Boosters...The Packers traveled so fast in the final quarter that it seemed as if Rockford was standing still. Coach Hoeffel worked all the reserve material into the game....The visitors were beat before they started the game. That is so far as condition was concerned. They traveled by auto from Rockford and were sixteen hours on the road...."You have got the best team we ever faced," said Manager Floberg of the Rockford. "Unless I miss my guess the Packers will hold there own with any professional football aggregation in the country."
CITY GIVES CHECK FOR NEW SCHOOL SITE
OCTOBER 3 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The deal for the purchase by the city of the Hagemeister park property as a location for the proposed new East High school was completed Saturday with the payment of a check for $80,000 to the Hagemeister Realty company. The company in return gave a check to City Treasurer John Tease for the sum of $81,100 in payment of the bonds which were awarded to that company in competitive bid in jury. Taking over the property will net the city $400 a month in rentals for the buildings. This amount will more than pay the interest on the bond issue which bears a rate of 5 1/2 percent. The use of the field by the Packer football team will not be interfered with, city officials said Monday. The board of education is arranging tentative plans for construction of the building and it is said that every effort will be made the work pushed without delay.