GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - Playing before the largest crowd that ever witnessed a football game in Green Bay, the Packers got off on the right foot in the NFL race by taking the Marines into camp Sunday afternoon at Bellevue park by the score of 12 to 0 in a classy pigskin tilt. Exactly 3,008 paid their way into the game. This total included the "Knot Hole Gang" admissions.
And the management lived up to its slogan, "A seat for
everybody". Possibly a hundred more spectators could
have been taken care of with seats. It was a brilliant
exhibition played under ideal weather conditions. Old
Sol was out in all his glory and there was just enough
snap to the breeze that swept the field to put the pep
into the players and spectators.
ON HAND EARLY
Long before the gates were opened, some of the
spectators were doing time around the ticket boxes
awaiting their chance to purchase the pasteboards. The
stands filled early and by the time the Legion band
pranced around the gridiron to the tune of "On,
Wisconsin" the seats were pretty well occupied. The
band got a big hand from the crowd and their bit of the
afternoon's program was thoroughly enjoyed. Several
members of the Green Bay Concert band also donated
their services. Between halves, the band cut loose with
some snappy tunes and two of George De Lair's
volunteer entertainers, Mulligan Scroogy and Billy Pratt,
did some fancy dancing that made a big hit with the
spectators. The pair of clowns proved good entertainers.
BASING DOES GOOD
A new star made its appearance on the pro football
horizon. Biff Basin, former Lawrence college captain,
made a splendid debut with the Packers. He proved
himself a consistent ground gainer and was credited
with both touchdowns against the Marines. Mills, who
was switched to fullback due to Gavin's sickness,
covered himself with glory along with Captain Lambeau
and Charlie Mathys. The Packer leaded broke his nose
early in the game but carried out in style. As usual
Mathys grabbed forward passes out of the air besides
being as cool as a cucumber when running the team.
EARPS IS INJURED
Dewey Lyke and Cowboy Wheeler turned in a good jon
at the ends. Buck gave a good exhibition at left tackle.
Jug Earps hurt his left shoulder in the first period and
was forced to retire. Jab Murray took Earps' post and
came through in old-fashioned Murray style. Woodin
and Moose Gardner were stalwarts at guard while Wally
Nieman gave the mighty Mehre, former Notre Dame
star, the toughest kind of a battle at center. Mehre, the
Marines' captain, shone brilliantly for the invaders. Paul
Flynn, former Minnesota All Conference star, played a
whale of a game at end while Abe Kaplan, a product of
Hamline University, showed plenty of class at
quarterback. He got off some splendid punts. The
officiating was above the average as referee Von was
right on top of the ball every minute.
OFF TO GOOD START
It looked as if the Packers were going to score early in
the game. Captain Lambeau ran the kickoff back 60
yards. A forward pass to Mathys enabled the Bay
quarter to skirt over the goal line but he stepped out of
bounds and the ball was brought back. The Marines
held tight and booted out of danger. The pigskin see-
sawed back and forth. During the opening periods, the
Marines battled the Packers, man for man, and once
had the Bays backed down to the 20 yard line.
COME BACK STRONG
As usual, after the halftime intermission, the Packers
began hitting on "all eleven" and the Marines sore of
crumbled under the fire. Twice the visitors held tight in
the shadow of the goal posts but the Packers were not
to be denied and finally Basing plunged over for the
score. The roar of the crowd could be heard for miles.
Just as the third quarter ended, the Packers intercepted
a Marine forward and another touchdown march started.
Mathys grabbed a forward and zig-zagged the way
through a broken field. He was downed about on the 15
yard line. Three rushes netted a first down and then
Basing went over for another score.
NEWS AND NOTES
OCTOBER 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The St.
Louis Browns, who tackle the Green Bay Packers on
Sunday in a pro league tilt, got off to a flying start in
their opening game when they defeated the
Murphysboro All Stars 27 to 0. Ollie Kraehe has
gathered together a collection of gridiron cracks who
loom as probably topnotchers on the professional gridiron...Followers of pro football are puzzled over the results of the Chicago-Rock Island game. It was figured that the Halas tribe of high priced stars would have little trouble in taking a fall out of the Independents. But the worm turned and the Islanders emerged a victory 3 to 0. This upset changes the complexion of the pro football map considerably...Duluth's victory over Akron shows that the Northerners are going to cut quite some path in the race for the pro football championship. Akron has always been ranked among the topnotchers but they had a bad case of overconfidence and Duluth triumphed 10 to 7. Evidently Little Joe Sternamen is getting results in his new berth.