GAME RECAP (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers, playing their poorest football of the season, defeated the Beloit Fairies by a score of 7 to 0 Sunday afternoon at Hagemeister
park before the largest biggest crowd of the season
in a bitterly contested gridiron conflict. Maybe the
Packer squad was suffering from a bad attack of
overconfidence but anyway they had their hands
full with the Fairbanks-Morse aggregation, led by
Jack Dalton, who played a wonderful game for the
invading pigskin chasers.
BELOIT FINISHED STRONG
During the first two quarters, the Packers were
playing fairly good football but in the last half,
Beloit had the edge on them and only a stone wall
defense when inside of the 30 yard line kept the
Scale Builders from scoring. During the closing
minutes of play, as Captain Lambeau punted
frequently, the Packers making little attempt to
rush the pigskin. The strength of the visitors was
surprising. Stuvengen played a whale of a game at
end and he was in every play. Ziebell and Daniels,
the Beloit tackles, smeared often while the
backfielders with the Dalton at helm provided good
gainers but they lacked the punch when a
touchdown hove in sight.
OLD PEP WASN'T THERE
There was a screw loose in the Packer machine
somewhere. The old pep wasn't there and aside
from the one forward caught by Wheeler which
resulted in a touchdown, the Bay squad did not do
anything in the aerial attack. Lambeau got away for
some good gains. Martell performed well at end
while Art Schmael did some classy blocking.
Wilson broke up a number of Beloit line plunges.
The game was cleanly fought. Both teams were
mixing it up hammer and tongs but there was little
rough work. There was some squabbling over the
decisions but the big crowd which packed every
nook and corner of the enclosure seemed to enjoy
the game immensely. Beloit won the toss and
chose to kick to the Packers, who defended the
west goal. Witte kicked to Lambeau who came
back 20 yards before he was dropped. Thanks to
Tubby Howard, the Packers made a first down with
some yards to spare. After working the ball to
midfield, the Packers were held for downs.
PACKERS START FAST
Beloit opened the eyes of the natives by shooting
a forward pass for a 20 yard gain. The ball was on
the Packers' 30 marker. Two offsides gave Beloit another chalk mark. Beloit then was set back twice on offside penalties and with the ball on the 30 yard mark Dalton failed in a field goal. The Packers scrimmaged on the 20 yard line. Lambeau got around end for 15 yards and then the Packers started a rush down the field. Schmael, Howard, Lambeau and Wagner alternated in carrying the ball. Four successive first downs put the oval on Beloit's 25 yard marker. A penalty for offside cost the visitors five and the Packers continued on making another chalkmark.
HELD FOR DOWNS
While the crowd was shrieking for for a touchdown, Beloit held for downs on the 5 yard line. Witte's punt out of danger sailed out of bounds and it was the Packers' ball on the 25 yard mark. After two plays, Lambeau shot the ball to Wheeler for a touchdown. Lambeau kicked the goal. The Packers kicked off. Schiebell returned 10 yards before he was dropped. Beloit couldn't advance and the invaders kicked on the fourth down. After making a pair of first downs, Witte intercepted a forward pass on Beloit's 10 yard line as time was called for the quarter. Klaus was injured and Douglas replaced the center. Beloit kicked out of danger and the Packers squeezed a chalkmark in midfield play. The Fairies stiffened a bit and held for downs. Lambeau missed a field goal and the visitors scrimmaged on the 20 yard mark. The Packers lost five for offside. Dalton circled around end for a chalkmark. Beloit was forced to punt and Wagner was downed on his 40 yard mark. Lambeau punted after three plays had been turned back. Beloit returned the oval and the teams scrimmaged on the Packers' forty marker. A penalty for clipping set the Green Bay eleven back fifteen. McLean took Howard's place when the fullback's ankle went bad. Lambeau hooted to midfield and Beloit returned the kick. Beloit recovered the ball by covering the oval after a fumble on a line plunge. They made two first downs and then were set back five for offside. The Packers held for downs on their 15 yard line and Lambeau immediately kicked out of danger. The pigskin was in midfield in Beloit's possession when halftime was called.
KICKS OVER GOAL LINE
The Packers opened the second half by kicking to Beloit. Murray booted the oval over the goal line and the invaders scrimmaged on the 20 yard line. The visitors punted immediately and Wagner was downed on the 40 marker. Two passes from center went bad and the Packers punted. Beloit was held tight and they returned the oval by kicking. The Packers came through with a first down but soon hit a brick wall again. Lambeau punted to Dalton who was dropped on Beloit's 10 yard line. The Packers blocked a punt and secured the oval. It looked like a touchdown but Beloit was equal to the emergency and held for downs. They punted poorly and it was the Packers' ball three chalkmarks out. Poor passes resulted in the Packers losing 35 yards and Lambeau failed again in a field goal. Both teams resorted to the punting game with little advantage to either side. The visitors made use of a spread formation but it didn't result in much ground gaining. When the whistle blew for quarter time, Beloit had the ball on the Packers' 40 yard line.
PRETTY MUCH BELOIT
The final period was pretty much Beloit. The Fairies had the oval continually in the Packers' territory and three times they were inside the 30 yard line. Once Cub Buck grabbed the ball on a forward pass out of the waiting arms of Demoreskey on the Packers' 15 yard line and shortly before Buck's grab, Wagner broke up a long toss just as Scheibel was set for the catch uncomfortably close to the Packers' goal line. About the middle of the final quarter, Dalton wriggled around end for a
15 yard gain and then attempted a field goal which he failed.
Beloit twice punted over the Packers' goal line and the Bay
squad put the ball in play on the 20 yard line. During this
period, there was a young cloudburst and the ball became
dangerous to handle but fumbled were far and few between.
The visitors were doing most of the ground gaining but the
Packers would crack their attack inside the danger zone.
Lambeau got away for a 20 yard dash just before the final
whistle blew, putting the ball pretty close to midfield.
NEWS AND NOTES
WATCHING THE PARADE
OCTOBER 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Whew!!! Too close.
To be comfortable. The Fairies sure were there. That end
Stuvengen was sure there. Dalton certainly played a great
game. He would have given an arm to beat the Packers. But
the Green Bay squad was just a little too good for him.
Lambeau was playing every minute. There was more than one
reason. "Too much Buck." That was the Fairies' alibi after the
game was over. When Cub intercepted one forward pass it
took about half of the Fairies to down him. Schmael was
smearing well for his fellow backfielders. Art makes better
interference than he gets...The Packers' offense crumbled
somewhat when Howard was forced to quit the fracas owing to
a bad ankle..."Hold 'em Packers." Sounds funny, doesn't it.
Well, that cry was heard quite often during the close period of
play. Wheeler made a dandy catch of the forward pass for a
score. Cowboy made a flying grab and landed just inside of the
end zone...Beloit beefed on the play, claiming Wheeler was
outside when Schallberg, their umpire, ruled differently they all
shut up except Dalton...The fans were disappointed. There is
no getting away from it. The crowd was pulling for the Fairies to
be handed a trimming by a lopsided score...After the first
touchdown, some of the rooters began yelling, "How many?"
but as the game grew older, Beloit seemed to grow better while
the Packers went downhill...When the young cloudburst made
its appearance in the fourth quarter, many of the spectators
ducked for cover in the grandstand while the less fortunate
ones stuck it out and took a drenching. All sorts of "rain
sheds" to be seen in the bleachers...Minneapolis Marines next