GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(RACINE) - Unleashing a savage and wicked attack and keeping Shorty Barr's aerial drive covered like a tent, the Green Bay Packers handed the Racine Legion
a 16 to 0 walloping Sunday afternoon at Horlickville in a
pro league game before some 3,500 spectators. It was
the biggest crowd that ever attended a pigskin contest
in Racine. The game was more one sided than the
score would indicate. Twice the Packers lost the ball on
the Legion's one yard line and, when the final whistle
blew, the Bays had the pigskin resting four inches from
Racine's goal, first down with a touchdown looming.
RACINE BADLY OUTCLASSED
The Packers gained 439 yards against Racine's 122.
This tells the story in a nutshell, the Legion were never
near enough the Packers' goal for Hank Gillo to even
try for a field goal. The Racine star's gilded toe was
covered with crepe. It was one of the greatest games
ever played by a Packer team and the game was
witnessed by the greatest following that ever followed a
Green Bay eleven to a foreign field. There were 240
seats saved for the Bay delegation, down near the goal
line. Half an hour before the whistle blew, the section
was jammed to capacity and the overflow jammed into
every available inch of space. It is safe to say that there
were close to 500 Green Bayians at the game.
JOY RULED SUPREME
And how they enjoyed themselves. When Lambeau
skirted around end early in the game for a touchdown,
the Bay rooters nearly went wild. Pandemonium ruled
supreme. Hats were thrown into the air and the joyful
rooters staged a demonstration that opened the eyes of
Racine. Towards the close of the game, when the
Legion followers began mourning to beat a hasty retreat,
the Green Bay followers gave them a fine bunch of
raspberries. It was an ideal day for football. The field
was fast as lightning. The crowd gathered early and,
when the whistle blew, vacant seats were at a premium.
Before the game, Racine's famous drum corps staged a
drill on the field. This made a big hit with the crowd. The
corps went through the same fancy steps that won first
place at the Legion convention in San Francisco last
WHAT CAHN SAID
After the game was over, Bobby Cahn, the Chicagoan
who officiated, came up to a member of the Packers
and paid this compliment: "It was the greatest exhibition
of football I have ever seen by a pro team. The Packers'
performance was superb. The line drilled big holes while
the backs picked their openings wonderfully. I think
Buck is the most consistent kicker in pro football."
Getting back to the Racine rout, Shorty Barr had a
tough afternoon. He tried pass after pass but the
majority of his tosses went astray. Barr grew desperate
in the closing minutes and he was even throwing 'em
while standing behind his own goal line.
CRACKING 'EM HARD
The Packers were cracking 'em hard, but fairly. Rowdy
Elliott wilted after several tough bumps and was forced
to retire while the continual pounding of the Big Bay
Blues had several other Ruetzmen much the worse for
the wear. Captain Lambeau's team held the upper hand
right from the opening whistle and they were never
headed. Revenge was sweet and Racine got a licking
they will never forget. The Packers played perfect
football. There was not a flaw in the attack while the
defense, built up to curb the Racine air drive, functioned
EARPS HURTS ANKLE
Jug Earps was forced to retire in the third quarter with a
twisted ankle but the big tackle hopped around on one
leg and unless complications set in, he will be fit for the
fray next Sunday against Milwaukee. The only other
change in the Green Bay lineup was when Wheeler was
sent into the game for a few minutes to replace Hayes.
ALL PLAY BRILLIANTLY
Every man on the Packer team was a star. Captain
Lambeau played like he never played before. Gavin
cracked the line for gain after gain while Mills and
Mathys made the Racine defense look foolish. Hayes,
Murray and Wheeler were stars at the ends. Jab nabbed
a forward pass for a big gain and he was happy as a kid
with a new top. Earps, Buck and Lyle did their jobs at
the tackles superbly while the Bay center trio, Woodin,
Niemann and Gardner, could be likened to a stone wall.
Halladay and Milt Romney did the brunt of the work for
PLAY BY PLAY
Green Bay lost the toss and Racine chose to defend the east goal with the win at their back, however, they have the sun in their eyes. Green Bay is going to kickoff to Racine. Gardner kicked off to Langhoff, who let it roll over the goal line for a touchback. It is Racine's ball on their own 20 yard line. Barr went through right guard for a half yard. Elliott on an end run was thrown for a yard loss. Barr punted to Green Bay, and the ball was downed by Halliday on Green Bay's 42 yard line. Green Bay's ball, first down ten on the 42 yard line. Gavin was held for no gain on the first play. On an off tackle smash Lambeau plowed his way through the Racine team for 20 yards. On the next play Mills got 3 yards. The ball is now on the Racine 45 yard line. Gavin was held for no gain. A pass from Lambeau to Mills made it first down on Racine's 30 yard line. Mills fumbled. Mathys picked up the ball and ran to Racine's ten yard line. First down and goal to go. On the next play, Mills went around Racine's left end for a touchdown, but the ball was called back and Green Bay was penalized five yards for offside. Green Bay's ball second down 12 yards to go. Mills added two yards around left end, third down ten to go. A pass, Lambeau to Mathys, went out of bounds. Buck's placekick went wild, and the ball was brought out to Racine's 20 yard line. On the first play Barr punted to Mathys, but Mathys did not cover the ball. Braman, left guard, covered the ball on Green Bay's 40 yard line. Green Bay's ball on their own 40-yard line. Mills hit center for no gain. Lambeau skirted Racine's right end on a fake pass for 14 yards. Mills shot off Racine's left tackle for 3 yards. Green Bay's ball on Racine's 40 yard line, second down 7 to go. Gavin added a yard over right tackle. Mills passed to Lambeau, but the pass went out of bounds and was recalled. Green Bay's ball, fourth down 6 to go. Buck punted to Elliottt. Racine's ball on their own 20 yard line. Barr punted to Mathys, who returned the ball ten yards before being downed by Halliday on Green Bay's 47 yard line. Mills was held for no gain. Niemann's pass to Lambeau on the next play was high and Lambeau was tackled for a three yard loss. Halliday threw Mills for a two yard loss on an attempted end run. Buck kicked to Barr who fumbled the ball and Earps recovered on Racine's 10 yard line. Gavin went through Racine's left guard for four yards. Mills added two more around Racine's left tackle. Lambeau made one yard on an attempted off tackle smash. Lambeau skirted Racine's right end for a touchdown on a wide end run. Buck's placekick went wild by about ten yards. Barr kicked off to Lambeau who returned the ball from his own goal line to his own 28 yard line, where he was downed by Meyers. Mills hit off tackle for no gain. Lambeau shot off Racine's left tackle for six yards. An attempted forward pass, Lambeau to Mathys, was incomplete when Mathys dropped the ball. Buck punted 45 yards to Barr, who was downed in his tracks by Mills. Barr on an attempted end run passed it to Meyers, who was downed for a 7 yard loss as the first quarter ended. Second down, 15 to go.
On a fake kick Gillo plunged through right guard for four yards. Barr punted to Mathys who fumbled but recovered on Green Bay's own 30 yard line. Mills' attempt at Racine's left end made two yards. Lambeau lost a yard on an attempted end run. On a fake kick Gavin was stopped for no gain. Buck punted to Racine's 40 yard line. The ball struck the ground and was declared dead by the officials after Lambeau had picked it up. Lambeau claimed that a Racine man had touched the ball. Gillo made two yards on an off tackle smash. Barr passed 10 yards to Elliott who ran 10 yards more, making Racine first down on Green Bay's 35 yard line, first down. Barr was held for no gain. Second down ten to go. A pass, Barr to Elliott, was complete and Lambeau nailed Elliott before he had made more than two yards. Second down 13 to go. A pass, Barr to Halliday, was incomplete, third down 13 to go. Another pass was broken up by Jab Murray who fumbled the ball with a clear field in front of him. Fourth down 13 to go. Barr back in kick formation. Barr punted to Mathys who was downed on his own two yard line. Buck immediately kicked out 60 yards to Barr who returned the ball 10 yards. Racine's ball in midfield. Barr threw to Halliday, and the pass was incomplete. Murray made a punching bag out of the football to break up Elliott's pass to Barr. The ball bounced into Barr's hands and out again, making the pass incomplete. Mathys by a great leap broke up another pass from Bauer. Barr drops back to kick. Barr punted to Mathys who let the ball drop to the ground, and it was covered by a Racine end. It is Green Bay's ball on their own 29 yard line. First down ten to go. Roessler is taking Halladay's place at end for Racine, while Halliday is taking Elliott's place in the backfield. Gavin plunged through Racine's center for nine yards on the first play. He added four more yards on the next play for a first down. Green Bay's ball on its own 43 yard line. Lambeau on the next play shot off Racine's left tackle for nine yards, but was knocked out on the play. Gavin plunged three yards making another first down, Green Bay's ball on their own 50 yard line first down 10 to go. Mills was held for no gain. Mills on an end run made three yards. Lambeau added three more around Racine's right end, fourth down four to go. Buck punted to Racine's 25 yard line where the ball was downed by Murray. Halliday was stopped by Earps and Gardner for no gain. Barr was held for no gain. Barr punted to Mathys who brought the ball back eight yards to their own 40 yard line, first down 10 to go. Wheeler takes Hayes' place at left end. Gavin was held for no gain. A pass, Lambeau to Wheeler, was knocked down by Gillo, third down ten to go. Lambeau was back on a pass formation and he was not expecting Niemann's pass and it went past him for a fifteen yard loss, Mills recovering for Green Bay. Buck punted to Barr, who received the ball on his own 35 yard line and was thrown in his tracks by Gardner and Wheeler. A pass, Barr to Halliday, was complete as the half ended, gaining Racine 15 yards.
Gillo kicked to Mills, who returned the ball about 25 yards to Green Bay's 35 yard line. Lambeau shot off tackle for five yards. Gavin went through for two yards, third down 3 to go on their own 42 yard line. Gavin plunged through for six yards for first down in midfield. Mills shot off left tackle for 3 yards. Lambeau on an end run fumbled, but recovered with no gain, third down 7 to go. A pass, Lambeau to Mathys, was complete and Green Bay gained 22 yards, giving Green Bay first down on Racine's 28 yard line. Gavin was thrown for a yard loss. Mills shot off left tackle for two yards, third down nine to go. Lambeau hit Racine's right tackle for four yards, fourth down and four to go. Cub Buck drops back to placekick. Buck standing on his own 38 yard line kicked a perfect field goal between the posts, giving Green Bay three more points for a total of 9. Gillo sort of fizzled his kick and the ball hit the ground in front of Mathys, who ran it back 35 yards to Green Bay's 45 yard line. Gavin made 3 1/2 yards through right tackle. Mills plunged over right tackle for another yard, third down 5 to go in midfield again. Lambeau drops back in a forward pass formation. Lambeau's pass to Mathys was incomplete, Mathys stepping in a hole on one side of the field. Buck punts to Barr, who was downed on his own 25 yard line by Earps. Gillo hit center for two yards. Barr's pass to Halliday was completed for about a 7 yard gain. Earps was injured on the last play and time is being taken out. Earps was taken out of the game. Lyle went in as tackle. Racine failed to make the down. Green Bay's ball on Racine's 35 yard line. Mathys went out of bounds with the ball on Racine's 31 yard line. A pass, Mathys to Murray, put the ball on Racine's 7 yard line, first down goal to go. Gavin plunged through for five yards. Mills was stopped with a six inch gain. Lambeau carried the ball a foot. Racine held Gavin on their 1 inch line. Barr punted to Lambeau who made no return as he was stopped by Roessler in his tracks, on Racine's 30 yard line. On the first play Mills carried the ball, being stopped by Gorman for no gain. Lambeau's pass to Mills was incomplete over the sidelines and the ball was returned to Racine's 30 yard line. Buck's kick went wild and over the goal line, giving Racine a touchback. Romney drops back in kick formation, and the ball was passed to Barr, who attempted to pass to Roessler. Lambeau busting up the pass. Barr again attempted to pass to Roessler but the pass was broken up by Buck. A pass, Barr to Halliday, was incomplete when Halliday dropped the ball. Barr punted to Lambeau, who returned the ball 5 yards. Mills skirted Racine's left end for 10 yards exactly, in the meanwhile stepping on Shorty Barr's large bay window, temporarily knocking him out. Mills again skirted Racine's left end for 5 1/2 yards.
Lambeau plunged over Racine's left guard for about a yard and a half. Mills again skirted around Racine's left end for about 10 yards, bringing the ball down to Racine's 15 yard line. Gavin made two yards through left guard. Lambeau made two yards on an end run. On the third down Lambeau plunged through the center of Racine's line for 4 yards. Fourth down, about a foot to go. Mills skirted Racine's left end for the necessary foot, giving Green Bay a first down on Racine's 5 yard line. On the first play Mills carried the ball out of bounds on Racine's three yard line. On the next play Mills carried the ball over Racine's goal for a touchdown. Buck kicked the ball between the goal posts for the extra point after touchdown, making the score 16 to 0 in favor of the Packers. The Green Bay section went up in an uproar. Foster replaced Smith for Racine at left tackle. Gardner kicked out of bounds, the ball being brought back for another kickoff. Gardner kicked off to Romney, who returned the ball about 25 yards to Racine's own 35 yard line. Lambeau knocked down Barr's pass to Halliday, second down 10 to go. Romney's pass to Romney was knocked down by Lambeau. Barr punted to Mathys, who let the ball roll down to Green Bay's own 9 yard line. On an attempted end run Mills was stopped for no gain. Lambeau was also stopped for no gain. Buck punted to Barr, who received the ball on the 50 yard line and returned 9 yards to Green Bay's 41 yard line. Barr's pass to Roessler was incomplete. Romney's pass to Barr was complete, gaining 6 yards on the play. Barr passed to Romney for about 6 yards and a first down on Green Bay's 29 yard line. Hayes intercepted Barr's pass on his own 29 yard line and returned it ten yards to his own 39 yard line. Gavin plunged through center for 15 yards with the whole Racine team hanging on his back. Mills hit left tackle for two yards. Gavin put the ball over for a first down. Lambeau plowed through for three yards. On the next play Mills carried the ball three yards more. Lambeau's pass to Mills was incomplete, Halliday knocking it down. Buck kicked over Racine's goal line, Racine's ball on their own 20 yard line. On the first play, Barr passed over Romney's head. The ball was brought back, second down, ten to go. Barr again passed wildly, the ball being brought back. Hayes again intercepted a Racine pass and brought it back three yards. On the first play Lambeau made two yards through left tackle. He repeated another yard. On the next play Gavin made a yard through left tackle, fourth down, six to go. Gavin plunged through the center of Racine's line for a first down on a fake kick. Ball on Racine's 10 yard line. Mills on an attempted end run was thrown for a two yard loss. Lambeau went through center for five yards. Mills was held for no gain. Gavin made three yards. Barr's pass from behind his own goal line to Miller was incomplete. Barr's pass to Roessler covering about 60 yards was incomplete, dropping over Roessler's head. Mathys intercepted one of Barr's long passes in midfield and returned it to Racine's 20 yard line. Lambeau hit center for two yards. Mills made a yard on the first play. Lambeau passed to Mathys for a gain of about three yards. Green Bay's ball, fourth down three to go. On a fake kick, Buck passed to Lambeau bringing the ball to Racine's five yard line. On the next play the ball was fumbled. The game ended. Score: Green Bay 16, Racine 0.