GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers tightened their hold on the state football championship Sunday afternoon at Bellevue park when they defeated the Milwaukee Badgers in a pro league pigskin encounter by the score of 12 to 0 before quite a gathering of football fans. It was a
splendid exhibition of the gridiron game. Both teams cut
loose with a lot of open play stuff and the contest
developed into just one thrill after another. The pigskin
see-sawed up and down the field quite frequently with
both teams gaining considerable yardage.
PUT BREAKS ON TIGHT
But through it all, the well-oiled Packer machine
functioned superbly. The team was hitting on all eleven
and it seemed as if every time the visitors got within the
danger zone, the Bay team would put on the brakes
and shut down tight on Jimmy Conzelman's orange
sweatered athletes. The play-by-play summary credits
the Packers with gains of 273 yards while the visitors
piled up 216 in yardage. The Packers never looked
better than they did against Milwaukee. The line opened
up gaping holes and the backs picked their openings
with second sense. As usual, the Green Bay far famed
aerial attack was very much in evidence and, during the
third quarter, they had the Badgers running around in
circles, trying to follow the pigskin.
SCORE IN FIRST QUARTER
Towards the close of the initial period, the Packers
worked the pigskin well down towards the Milwaukee
goal. Three rushes netted but little yardage and Cub
Buck stepped to the 35 yard line. The Bays' big tackle
sailed the pigskin through the uprights, clean as a bell
for the first score of the game. There was nothing doing
in the scoring line in the second period. The invaders
cut loose with a lateral pass attack and loomed
dangerous. They swept down the field but the Packers
held tight about the 30-yard zone and the danger was
GET GOING GOOD
In the third quarter, the Packers renewed their drive with
vengeance and it wasn't long before the Milwaukee club
was doing a two step backwards. Twice Conzelman
called a halt and read the riot act to his squad but it
was wasted energy. Down along the 40 yard mark,
Lambeau uncorked a long forward pass which Cowboy
Wheeler nabbed on the dead run and scampered across
the goal line for a touchdown. The crowd went wild.
Buck added to the joy by kicking the goal. During the
remainder of the game, the Packers held the upper
hand by a city block. Every now and then the Badgers
would spurt a bit but it was only a flash in the pan.
Twice it seemed if the Packers were headed for more
touchdowns in this period but the visitors stonewalled
in the shadow of their goalposts.
RENEW SMASHING ATTACK
In the last quarter, the Packers renewed their smashing
attack and all the play was down in Milwaukee's own
backyard. Niemann covered a fumbled punt and the
Packers were right within scoring distance. However,
Milwaukee held tight and took the ball on downs. The
attempt to punt was blocked and it was grounded back
of the Milwaukee goal line for a safety. A technicality
robbed the Packers of a touchdown on this play as
Niemann hopped on the pigskin. The ball, when
blocked, bounced out of the end zone and back again
into the territory. The football rules automatically declare
this is safety against the defending team.
PLAY SMART FOOTBALL
The ball was put in scrimmage on the 20 yard line by
Milwaukee. Soon after, the Packers regained the ball
and, once again, started for the goal. A smart play, a
fake kick on which Buck passed to Lambeau, put the
Packers up close again to a score. Buck missed a field
goal shortly before the final whistle blew. Jimmy
Conzelman starred for the invaders. He was here, there
and everywhere and got away for a couple of snappy
runs. Winkelman also proved himself a great ground
gainer. Peaches Nadolny busted into the fray towards
the close. The crowd gave him a good hand.
PACKERS SHOW CLASS
Every man on the Packer squad came through with
bells on. Hayes and Leaper made their first appearance
of the season and covered themselves with glory,
Wheeler broke into the touchdown class very nicely.
Basing continued his brilliant performances while
Mathys, Lambeau, Mills and Gavin were in the midst of
the fight every minute. Niemann was a team in himself
at center. Lyle, Gardner and Woodin smashed every
minute at guards, while Buck, Earps and Murray turned
in a swell job at the tackle positions.
PLAY BY PLAY
Wenke kicked off for Milwaukee. Mathys taking the kick and returning it 30 yards. Gavin failed to gain at center. Mills made one yard through right tackle. Basing made one through left tackle. Buck kicked 25 yards to Conzelman. Doane failed to gain. Conzelman passed 15 yards to Winkelman. Doane made a yard through right tackle. Winkelman made one around right end. A pass was incomplete. Conzelman kicked out of bounds on the 8-yard line. Buck kicked 60 yards to Conzelman. Conzelman made 3 yards through left tackle. Milwaukee was penalized 5 yards. A pass was incomplete. Conzelman punted 45 yards to Basing. Mills made a yard. Packers were penalized 5 yards for offside. Basing failed around right end. Basin made 5 yards through left tackle. Basing passed 25 yards to Mathys. Basing made 7 yards through left tackle. Mills made one. Conzelman intercepted a pass on the Milwaukee 16 yard line. Doane failed to gain. Conzelman made 2 yards through left tackle. Mathys passed 15 yards to Leaper. Mills failed around right end. On the next play, Basing fumbled and Leaper recovered. A forward pass failed. Buck kicked a field goal from the 38 yard line. Wenke kicked off to Leaper. Gavin made one yard. The quarter ended with the ball in Packers' possession on their own 30 yard line.
Basing made 3 yards around left end. Buck punted 40 yards. Winkelman failed to gain. Conzelman made two yards. A forward pass failed. Conzelman punted 40 yards to Mathys. Buck returned the kick, gaining 5 yards on the exchange. Conzelman passed 30 yards to Winkelman. Conzelman passed 30 yards to Winkelman. Conzelman made 6 yards through right tackle. Milwaukee was penalized 5 yards for offside. A forward pass failed. Gavin made 5 yards. Basing made 3. Buck punted 45 yards. Conzelman ran 25 yards around right end. A forward pass failed. Conzelman passed to Winkelman for 25 yards. Conzelman passed to Winkelman for 10 yards. Another pass was good for 9 yards. Conzleman failed to gain. Conzelman's attempted field goal was blocked. Lambeau made 10 yards through left tackle.
Wenke kicked off to Lambeau who returned 15 yards. Lambeau passed to Mathys for 10 yards. Lambeau passed 6 yards to Mathys. Basing smashed off tackle for 10 yards. Gavin made three more. Lambeau passed 10 yards to Mathys. Lambeau failed to gain. Lambeau passed 20 yards to Wheeler, who crossed the goal line. Buck kicked goal. Lambeau kicked off to Conzelman, who returned 20 yards. Wheeler downed Conzelman for a 15 yard loss. Conzelman made 7 around left end. Conzelman kicked offside on the 35 yard line. Gavin made 2 yards. Basing made 15 through right tackle. Lambeau added 1. A pass was incomplete. Buck punted offside on the 9 yard line. Conzelman kicked out of bounds on his own 20 yard line. Gavin made 3 yards. Lambeau failed to gain. Basing made 4 yards. Basing made 1 yard and the ball went to Milwaukee. Conzelman punted 43 yards to Mathys. Doane intercepted a forward pass. Conzelman made 10 yards around left end. Conzelman passed to Winkelman for 15 yards. Doane plunged through for 12. Conzelman passed to Turner for 5 yards. Conzelman was thrown for a 10 yard loss.
The Packers were penalized five yards. Conzelman passed to Turner for 10 yards. Buck intercepted a pass on the Packers' 25 yard line and returned it 10 yards. Gavin made two. Basing made three. Buck kicked 58 yards to Milwaukee's two yard line. Conzelman's punt was blocked, the ball dropping in the end zone, and rolling back into the line of play where Niemann covered it, automatically scoring a safety. The ball was put in play on Milwaukee's 20 yard line. Conzelman passed 10 yards to Winkelman. Conzelman passed five yards to Turner. A forward pass was incomplete. Conzelman kicked 45 yards to Lambeau. Gavin made four yards. Lambeau made one. Buck kicked 45 yards to Winkelman, who fumbled, Niemann covering the ball. Buck's attempted placekick failed. Conzelman made three yards around right end. A forward pass failed. Another pass failed. Conzelman kicked 50 yards to Mathys. Lambeau made five yards. Basing added four. Lambeau made it first down. Gavin made three; Basing made five; and again Lambeau plunged for first down. Gavin made four yards, and Basing failed to gain. On a faked placekick, Buck passed 20 yards to Lambeau. Gavin made two yards. A pass was incomplete over the goal line. Conzelman passed to Doane as the game ended.