GAME RECAP (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
(GREEN BAY) - Displaying a class of football that makes them loom up as serious contenders for the professional football championship of the country, the Green Bay Packers routed the Cornell-Hamburgs of Chicago by a score of 40 to 0 in an interesting exhibition of pigskin chasing Sunday afternoon at Hagemeister park before a small sized crowd. It was the
Packers' strength not the Chicago's team weakness
that resulted in the lopsided score. Captain Lambeau's
squad showed its best form of the season. There was a
lot of pep and snap to their work and the team sized up
like a pretty smooth running gridiron machine. The
invaders came here with a classy aggregation but the
Packers forward passed their way to victory. The aerial
attack of the Green Bay team baffled the prides of the
Chicago ball, the invaders didn't show half bad on
defense but when Lambeau started heaving the forwards
the visitors were running around in circles. Martell,
Gavin and Wagner shone brilliantly in grabbing the long
throws. Martell counted the first throws. Martell counted
the first touchdown by making a divine catch of the ball.
Wagner grabbed the sphere while surrounded by a half
dozen of the enemy and dashed for a score while Gavin
pulled off some catches that were sensational.
PACKERS WIN TOSS
The Packers won the toss and chose to receive at the
west end of the field. The home team made a first down
and got another five yards on a Chicago offside. The
ball was in midfield. After being checked on three plays
the Packers punted. Chicago fumbled on the first lineup,
Klaus covered for the Packers on the visitors' 30 yard
line. Three plays netted a first down. Lambeau tossed a
forward pass to Wheeler who caught the ball outside of
the end zone of Chicago's goal line. It was no
touchdowns and Chicago scrimmaged on the 20 yard
mark. The invaders couldn't gain and they punted out of
bounds in midfield.
MARTELL MAKES SCORE
The Packers punted and Chicago soon followed suit.
With the ball in midfield, the Packers started a
procession which terminated on Chicago's 10 yard line.
The visitors punted again and once more the Packers
came back. This time a score resulted, Martell making
a great catch of a forward pass. Lambeau kicked the
goal. Chicago kicked off and the ball seesawed in
midfield with the Packers doing most of the advancing.
Time for the period was called as Chicago held for
downs on her own 40 yard line. On the second play in
the second quarter, the visitors kicked out of bounds on
the 30 yard line. The visitors intercepted a forward pass
in midfield and the Packers lost 15 yards for holding.
Three rushes were turned back and Epperson failed in a place kick. The Packers scrimmaged the oval on the 20 yard line.
PUNTS OUT OF DANGER
Playing safe, Lambeau punted out of danger to Quinn who fumbled the oval and a Packer covered it on the visitors' 40 yard line. This put the Packers on their way for another score. Tubby Howard ripped through tackle for 35 yards and then the plunging fullback smashed across for a chalkmark and a touchdown. Lambeau missed the goal. The Packers kicked off, pulling the onside kick successfully and covering the ball on Chicago's 40 yard line. The invaders buckled up a bit but they couldn't stand the gaff. With the ball in midfield, Buff Wagner tore off 30 yards in a brilliant open field clash putting the oval within the shadow of Chicago's goal posts. The visitors held for three downs, but Howard got through on the fourth play for another touchdown. Lambeau kicked the goal.
MCLEAN GOES IN
Chicago kicked off. McLean replaced Howard and Toody celebrated his appearance in the game by running back the ball 25 yards. Then followed the prettiest play of the day. The ball was close to the south side line about in midfield. Wagner dashed over to the north line. It was the old "shoestring" play. The visitors spotted Buff just as the ball was put in play five of them dashed for him but the halfback swerved in between them and catching Lambeau's pass stepped across the goal line. The crowd roared its approval. Lambeau kicked the goal. The visitors kicked off again but played safe during the few remaining minutes of play. When halftime was called Chicago had the ball on their own 10 yard line.
RESERVES GET CHANCE
When the second half started Coach Hoeffel sent in all his reserve material with the exception of Art Schmael, who is still on the injured list. The backfielder, however, will be in shape to batter the Beloit line to smithereens next Sunday. Chicago kicked off and the Packers began to march down the field. The reserves were fighting for every inch of ground and they has the visitors backing up at a lively gait. After about five minutes of play, Gavin made a sparkling catch of a forward pass, carrying the ball to the 10 yard line. Two line smashes failed by McLean battered his way across for a score. The goal was missed.
STOPPED IN THEIR TRACKS
Chicago received the next kickoff but they were stopped in their tracks and forced to punt. The parade down the gridiron was resumed but held tight on the 30 yard mark, the Packers missed a field goal. Chicago immediately kicked out of danger and as usual the Packers came back. A fumble on the 10 yard line lost the home team a score. The visitors kicked out of danger and the ball changed hands twice in midfield on intercepted forward passes. Time was called for the quarter with the ball in the Packers' possession on the 40 yard line.
ONE FOR KLIEBHAHN
After an exchange of punts in the fourth quarter, Gavin put the Packers en route for another score by grabbing a forward pass and it wasn't long before Kliebhahn who had been playing a great game marked up the final touchdown. Wally Ladrow kicked the goal. Chicago kicked off again and the final remaining minutes of play saw the Packers battling in the visitors' territory. It looked several times as if another score was to be marked up but the invader's intercepted several forward passes and covered a couple of fumbles at crucial periods.
NEWS AND NOTES
WATCHING THE PARADE
OCTOBER 10 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Still climbing. Toward gridiron honors. The Packers looked great. Chicago wasn't in the running. Despite their all-star battlefront. The visitors couldn't block the forwards. And the aerial attack spelled their whitewash. It looked like the Packers of old with the long throws. Wagner sure pulled a pretty play when he scored a touchdown. Martell came through with bells on. He filled Leaper's shoes nicely....Buck played only one half. He wanted to watch the team from the sidelines while they were under fire. So as to pick out the weaknesses and the rough spots. The big lineman was much in evidence while playing...Tubby Howard was in action long enough to rip the Chicago battlefront to shreds. He more than did his share of ground gaining...Milt Wilson and Joe Carey, the first string guards, smeared their opponents during the opening half. They are a dandy pair of center flankers...Douglas also turned in a nice game. His passing was not erratic and he proved a bear on the defense. The big center intercepted a couple of forward
passes...It was the best handled game of the season.
The officials kept the players on their toes and there
wasn't argument of any kind. The visitors took their
beating without squabbling...Nic Mulloy, the Chicago
umpire, praised the Packers to the skies. "It is one of
the greatest football machines I have ever seen and
unless I miss my guess they will hold their own with the
best of 'em," he said...The Packers have completed
their preliminary season. The stage is all set for the big
games, the first of which will be played here next
Sunday against Beloit. Then comes the Minneapolis
Marines on the following Sunday and on October 30 the
Rock Island Independents play here...LET'S GET
OCTOBER 11 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The game
that the football enthusiasts live for from one season to
another will be played in Green Bay Sunday. The
Packers and Beloit meet in a gridiron argument. For
three years, these teams have been bitter rivals for state
professional pigskin honors and there is little love lost
between the aggregations. This year's contest promises
to be harder fought than ever as both teams will present
much improved battlefronts.